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Mrs. Ross from Reston VA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Guiding (Reading) Light: iPads as an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Paper

Help me give my students access to guided reading materials without wasting paper!

  • $2,006 goal

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My Students

Our school is Title I and has a significant number of students from low-income households. I know every teacher probably feels this way, but I think I have the best kids in the world. They are sweet, kind, and oh-so-curious. They make it easy to get up and go to work in the morning!

My students are wiggle masters... no matter the time of day, they like to be moving in one way or another.

The only time of day they're willing to sit in one spot for more than 10 seconds at a time is during read aloud, where they absolutely love listening to stories.

My students are particularly interested in video games and technology, and they're often as proficient (or even more so!) than I am. They also have a passion for science, especially learning about animals.

My Project

I have requested iPads as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional paper guided-reading books, which must be printed and stapled new each week. These books are available in an online format via a QR code. Using iPads will prevent massive amounts of paper waste in my classroom and help us become a greener school!

Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, purchasing iPads is not an option in my school.

However, I feel that iPads could provide countless learning opportunities for my students! Interfacing with museum curators from around the country, recording their personal triumphs to send home to parents, and completing traditionally paper-based activities online are all things I have been able to accomplish in previous schools using iPads, and things that I feel would be an immense benefit to my students. I know that this request is pricey, but I truly believe it is worth it!

Mrs. Ross
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $330.00 5 $1,650.00

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