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Mrs. Duff from Oelwein IA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iCan Create

My students need an iPad and accessories (smart cover and screen saver) to document their learning.

  • $988 goal

This project expired on December 10, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students today are not only benefiting from the knowledge they learn from on-line technology, now they are creating and sharing their own information with the world.

My middle school students are amazing!

They are a part of a small rural school district that strives to achieve on all levels. Like many rural communities, we have been affected by the lingering economic situation. Our school has a very high rate of students participating in the free and reduced lunch program. Many families have lost their income because of businesses closing and jobs being scaled back. Resources at school have also been cut drastically because of declining enrollment when families look for employment elsewhere. Hope within our community has declined as well.

My Project

Having an iPad available will create an atmosphere of inspiration and innovation! The students will be able to create and interact with blogs, podcasts, tweets and iMovie. Students will use the iPad to investigate the different applications available, including the new camera feature that will allow instant communication with researchers, authors, and peers around the world. Having access to these mobile applications on a regular basis will help the students think outside their daily rural experiences and travel to areas only dreamed about!

I have seen the online projects create a spark among my students.

Emailing back and forth with students in Asia, talking with an author on the east coast through Skype, and sharing their activities on the class blog, has opened the world to them. They no longer feel land-locked. Seeing this spark of hope is why I am asking for an iPad. Lifelong learning happens when the world is readily available at students' fingertips.

Mrs. Duff
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® - iPad® Air with Wi-Fi - 64GB - Silver/White • Best Buy for Business $699.99 1 $699.99
Apple® - Smart Cover for Apple iPad® Air - Black • Best Buy for Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Speck - ShieldView Screen Protectors for Select Apple® iPad® Models (2-Pack) • Best Buy for Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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