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Ms. Gutschmidt from Tampa FL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Students with Special Needs Communicate in School

Help me give my students Apple iPads with Otterbox protective cases to assist them in being able to communicate within the school environment.

  • $946 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As an ESE Specialist in a Title I school with several classrooms of unique students with physical and intellectual disabilities, we have to meet their academic, social/emotional, independent functioning and communication needs.

Some of our students require alternative means of communication and benefit from high and low-tech communication devices.

They are eager to learn and are motivated to make the most of every opportunity. With your support, I would love to provide them with every possible opportunity to increase their communication skills so that their voices can be heard.

My Project

The iPads I am requesting will enable our students to experience communication in a more engaging and motivating way. Our students range in ability from being non-verbal and in need of communication boards and basic language apps to those who are working on increasing their vocabulary and improving their grammar.

Through language therapy, these iPads will help meet the many challenges of providing therapy on a limited budget.

In today's fast-paced, technology-driven world, even students from lower-income backgrounds need and deserve access to the best technology resources.

This project will help grant our students this access, at least during their small group therapy sessions. Many apps and tools available on the iPad are evidence based for use in therapy and will enhance the quality of service provided to our students.

Your help towards making this project a reality is much appreciated.

Ms. Gutschmidt
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Silver • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Apple iPad (Latest Model), Apple iPad 5th Gen - Black • Best Buy Education $51.24 2 $102.48

Materials cost

$762.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$803.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.86

Total project goal

$945.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$945.76

5 Donors

-$549.64

Donations toward project cost

-$489.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.95

Matching donations from our partners

-$369.66

Match offers toward project cost

-$314.21

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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