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Mrs. Pickens from Austin TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iConnect with Families

Help me give my students iPod Touch devices to increase parent involvement in the classroom.

  • $575 goal

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My Students

My students are deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind. They have hearing loss ranging from mild to profound. My campus serves as the high school level Regional Day School Program for the Deaf in our area.

Students are bused in from surrounding school districts to receive specialized services such as deaf education teachers, an audiologist, speech pathologist, VI teacher, and sign language interpreters.

Most of our students come from low-income households and many have limited access to language (spoken English or sign language) at home. It is imperative for our students to learn new skills in hands-on, visual ways!

My Project

iPod iTouch devices will improve parent involvement in the classroom. Since most of my students' parents do not know sign language, it is invaluable that they are able to communicate with their children through pictures and videos via the See Saw app. Being able to use iPod iTouch devices will enable my students to show parents what they are achieving at school. We can open a daily dialogue and comment back and forth showing progress in my classes.

My students will be able to take pictures of assignments and record themselves signing vocabulary or presentations to share with their parents via the See Saw app on the iPod iTouch devices to share with their families.

Their parents will be able to see and experience what they are learning about in class. My hope to increase sign language exposure for parents as well as increase parent involvement in my deaf education classes. For example, the students can teach vocabulary words in sign language to parents.

Mrs. Pickens
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPod touch 32GB MP3 Player - Blue • Best Buy Education $199.99 2 $399.98
Anker 7-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub with 36W Power Adapter and BC 1.2 Charging Port for iPhone 7/6s Plus, iPad Air 2, Galaxy S Series, Note Series, Mac, PC, USB Flash Drives and More • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Phone Charging Cable Novtech Charging Cord 2 Pack 6FT Lightning Charger Cable Certified Charging Cord Compatible iPhone X 8 7 Plus 6S 6 SE 5S 5C 5 iPad 2 3 4 Mini Air Pro iPod Nano 7 Blue • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98

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