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Ms. McKenna from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students an interactive learning experience to support their diverse needs.

  • $191 goal

This project expired on March 1, 2019.

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My Students

"Hands up," is expressed quite often in my classroom. Our small classroom is home to students who are deaf/hard of hearing. We communicate using whatever helps the students learn best. We use American Sign Language, Signed English, fingerspelling and spoken English in our classroom. Every student has a different strength when it comes to language.

In our classroom it is important that we are always aware of who we are talking to and that our hands are free for communicating.

While providing direct instruction to the whole class, I use (what's called) SimCom; Simultaneous Communcation. I will sign while I talk. I can go back and forth between American Sign Language and Signed English. This is to ensure all students are receiving the same instruction and ideas.

My Project

This trackpad will help us make our whiteboard interactive. Currently, when I am using my projector, laptop and whiteboard together to project something from the internet or from our online curriculum I have to stop talking and walk back to the laptop to move or change the screen. With a hearing class this is normal and I could continue to talk. However, because of the population in my class I have to communicate at all times with my hands. If my back is to the class they cannot see/hear what I am teaching. I find myself stopping often to change the screen to accommodate our learning and make sure the students understand what we are learning. I am requesting a trackpad to make my lessons more interactive, not only for myself, but for my students as well. This will allow me to move from screen to screen without having to walk away from the whiteboard! WE love technology, but need some extra support to make the magic happen.

Ms. McKenna
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 4 students.

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Apple Magic Trackpad 2 - trackpad - Bluetooth • Best Buy Education $129.99 1 $129.99

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