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  • $564 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Hairston
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

iLearn with iPad

My students need an iPad to use in Music. There are so many applications for this technology. They will be able to write their own music, play it and share it.

My Students

It used to be that being allowed to use a mechanical pencil instead of a regular old #2 in school was a great day. Now imagine being able to use your fingers instead of a pencil! With an iPad, they will be able to write and share music instantly with their fingertips and play new, exciting games.

My students are my kids.

That said, I want to give them every possibility I can. Our school is a Title 1 school which means that over 75% of our population is on the Free and Reduced Lunch plan. We are an inner city school that is over 95% minority. Many of these students don't have access to a computer at home. Having access to this kind of technology at school will bring their learning alive! Imagine going from having only black and white crayons to a Crayola box of 64! That's what being given an iPad will be like to my kids. This isn't for me to walk around holding over their heads while I click away on it, this is to put it in their hands and say, look what YOU can do!

My Project

With an iPad in my classroom, whole new worlds will be opened to both me and my students. It is an amazing tool for classroom management with apps like Class Dojo (which a lot of my teachers use) which allows you to instantly and visually reward students for good behavior and participation OR to give consequences for poor choices. Beyond that, there are a multitude of apps for music games like Tap the Note which teaches basic music literacy and apps for writing music such as Garageband. They can also research different genres or composers, work on a project both in class and at home and share it with me through Drop Box. Every K-5 teacher in our school will be receiving iPads provided by the district or the school except for the "Special Area" teachers. But don't the same students come to our classes? Shouldn't they have access to this technology in every class?

There is such a huge world of music out there, from the "old" classical music to the tribal chants of African tribes, to the hip hop and rap that is being written on our streets today.

Having an iPad and a connection to the musical world outside our classroom will help create not only life-long music lovers, but global listeners and creators.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® 2 Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 5 - 16 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $399.99 1 $399.99

Materials cost

$399.99

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$31.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$479.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.56

Total project goal

$563.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$563.75

8 Donors

-$228.52

Donations toward project cost

-$204.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.78

Matching donations from our partners

-$322.88

Match offers toward project cost

-$274.45

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.43

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 10 other donors.

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