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Ms. McClelland from Philadelphia PA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help, We Need Help Communicating Through Technology

My students need an iPad in order to access specific apps that will be used to help their specific needs, mainly communication board apps.

  • $430 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school is located in North Philadelphia, in a high poverty neighborhood. My students range from 8 to 10 years old, and are in grades 3rd to 5th. They are also diagnosed with Autism.

They are very sweet, loving students, but require a lot of individualization in order to learn.

This requires a lot of materials for differentiation. The class is a mixture of verbal and nonverbal students, which requires additional resources and materials. Some students require a 1 on 1 assistant for daily activities.

My Project

I have 2 students who are nonverbal and have difficulty communicating through the basic pec board pieces communication system. In order to help streamline and possibly increase their communication, I would like to use Communication apps that are available through the Apple store. The students will have colorful representations of colors, objects, activities, and request/need items without the commitment of spending hundreds of dollars on expensive devices that are not always a match for the students' needs.

I really want to come out of the box and try something new!

However, since the students are still learning we can change the communication apps and symbols as needed.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with WiFi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99

Materials cost

$329.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$364.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.40

Total project goal

$429.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$429.34

2 Donors

-$429.34

Donations toward project cost

-$364.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.40

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$0.00

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