You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $886 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Martini
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Growing Readers Through Technology

My students need an Apple iPad in order to help catch readers through technology.

My Students

Did you have trouble learning to read in school as a child? My classroom is an inclusion classroom were my students learn on many different levels. Technology is a powerful tool to help fill in the gaps. Children are very excited to use technology and this will help me to catch young readers.

My classroom has 18 Third grade students who are very diverse in their abilities.

In Inclusion, we group our students in many different groups all day long according to their needs and abilities. We have children who have special needs, average students, and we have students that are very high achievers. We reach each child at their level and we teach the children how to work together to become part of a learning community. We work with an ESE teacher, Speech Pathologist, and an Occupational Therapist. My students are in need of this technology to help bridge the gap between the different levels. I teach in the state of Florida and Third grade has mandatory retention for students who do not make the grade. With the Ipad I hope to be able to reach all my learners. This will help my students become the best people they can be. I love to read and with so many apps out there to help children, it would be wonderful to use this powerful tool to help them be more successful.

My Project

The Ipad is an amazing way to get children to love to read. As a teacher, I come across amazing apps that will help me to meet my children's needs. I teach in small groups all day long and there are so many exciting games that could help me teach a variety of skills. Children tend to lose their focus, but with computer games they tend to stay on task a lot easier. I will use this Ipad with my small groups to meet the children's needs especially because the groups are at different levels.

When I grew up, I had difficulty learning how to read.

A teacher was able to make me become a successful reader by teaching me through a different learning style then the other children in my class. I will never forget her and I would like to be that teacher for my students.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® with Retina display Wi-Fi - 4th generation - tablet - iOS 6 - 64 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy $699.99 1 $699.99

Materials cost

$699.99

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$752.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$132.79

Total project goal

$885.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$885.28

5 Donors

-$257.63

Donations toward project cost

-$218.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.64

Matching donations from our partners

-$627.65

Match offers toward project cost

-$533.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.15

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Comm Fdn for Palm Beach and Martin Co. and 6 other donors.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Palm Beach Gardens","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1045041],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":976228,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/growing-readers-through-technology/976228/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":18,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Martini","authorIds":{"1045041":{"owner":"Mrs. Martini","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[976228],"proposalHash":"700038800","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp1045041_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1450056985943","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":191594,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTA0NTA0MQ==","Nzg3OTc2","MTc4OTY0Mg==","MTc5MDQ5Mg==","MTcwODUwMw==","NzI2NzEy","MTc5MDUwNA=="],"teacherId":1045041,"schoolCounty":"Palm Beach","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}