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Mrs. Hamm from Tuscaloosa AL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Kindergarten Become 21st Century Tech Savvy With iPads!

My students need an iPad in the classroom to help them become accustomed to using 21st century technology they may not have access to at home.

  • $450 goal

This project expired on August 12, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"If you can dream it, you can do it." But what if you don't have the tools to carry out your dreams? What if your exposure to technology is limited? What if you didn't have anyone to teach you more than just using a pencil and paper? Would you still be ready to conquer the world and your dreams?

Creative.

Curious. Inspiring. Caring. Loving. Passionate. Determined. The list could go on and on to describe my students. Amongst each other, they have created a community of learners that is positive, helps and supports each other, and is filled with the infectious laugh of innocent children. Most days, I am unable to make it through the day without losing my composure into pure laughter because their greatest goal in life is to make others happy and please adults that they love. From the day my children set foot in my classroom in August, they have had a continuous thirst to learn anything and everything that they can. They have dedicated themselves at such a young age to learning all that they can and becoming the driving forces in their own education. For a large majority of the children at our school, they have faced many hardships that most adults could not fathom but each day they come to school with a smile on their face, a warm "I love you", and excited to learn.

My Project

An iPad in my classroom would me a WORLD of indescribable difference to my students. Having this technology would afford them the ability to continue to learn through the use of something engaging, interactive, and ready for their little hands and minds. This iPad would be used to help foster the students' reading and math skills such as blending words, fluently reading, using a number rack to count objects, and count. Imagine being a child who gets anxiety using a computer because of all of the right click, left click, pop up windows, etc. Would it make you nervous? Would you want to use it? I have several children that are anxious around computers and this is the only technology we currently have. An iPad would allow them to use technology in reading and math without the anxiety a computer often brings. This tool was built for little learners to enjoy in their laps or with a partner.

For the last two years, I have begged for an iPad in my classroom.

Kindergarten is the only grade level in my school without technology because when funds become available, upper grades are served first and by the time they reach kindergarten, there is no money left. I am very passionate that an iPad can help reach my struggling learners and expose the rest of my kids to a technology they may not have at home. This will increase their learning, data, engagement, and overall achievements.

Mrs. Hamm
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $279.99 1 $279.99
Griffin Technology - Survivor Case for Apple® iPad® mini - Red/Blue • Best Buy for Business $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$309.98

Vendor shipping charges

$12.40

State sales tax

$25.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$382.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.46

Total project goal

$449.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.75

4 Donors

-$295.00

Donations toward project cost

-$250.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.25

match offer

-$154.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$131.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.21

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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