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Mrs. Smith from Peoria IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

In a Pickle!! Technical Support Needed!!

Help me give my students headphones and mice for the Stream tablets they use daily!

  • $666 goal

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My Students

I am a special education inclusion teacher in my 28th year of teaching. This year my position changed from teaching just 2nd grade inclusion to teaching Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd. The students I teach attend a high poverty, inner-city school. My students are awesome! This group is a very energetic group. They love to try new things and are very inquisitive about new things they are learning about. We have a variety of disabilities this year, which include: Specific Learning Disability, Developmental Delay, Orthopedic Impairment, Emotional Disturbance, Speech Impairment, and Autism.

I love being an inclusion teacher!

Not only do I get to work with some great kids, both with and without special needs, but I also co-teach with three awesome regular division teachers!

My day is extremely busy. Due to a shortage of special education teachers within our district, one teacher at my school had to be moved to another building. This is why I am now assigned to 3 grade levels. My day consists of both push in (inclusion) and small group pull out. I have put a lot of effort into finding motivating lessons and activities that can be used in every classroom I teach in!

My Project

Through a grant our students received Stream tablets. We a super excited to have these. What became very apparent on the first day of use is that we needed headphones. Although our district provides many learning programs for our students, I have written an ongoing grant for Mabymax (math, phonics, spelling, and reading) and IXL Math for the past three years. We use these programs daily for both review, intervention, and enrichment. Students have always had to take turns working on three desktop computers my classroom. These three dinosaur computers have headphones. When we received the Stream cart, I was able to put the entire class on at one time. As soon as we started, every computer was talking. Well, muting was not an option. The students need to hear what is being said.

My little friends need a little technical support for both their ears and hands!

When the class was trying to log in, they had a hard time manipulating the mouse pad on the tablets. They couldn't get the cursor to go where it needed to. With help, I was able to get them all logged in. Once they started working it became apparent that they were going to continue to struggle. Thus, the idea to provide a mouse for each tablet!!

This is a huge project for me, but will be used on a daily basis by all my students. We share the cart of Streams with other classrooms and it will also benefit them. I am an overly organized teacher and require all my materials to be handled appropriately and taken care of. I have included a request for a shoe organizer for storage, that will be numbered to coordinate with the headphones, mice, and tablets!!

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NIVAVA K8 Kids Headphones for Children Boys Girls Teens Wired Foldable Lightweight Stereo On Ear Headset for iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School(Black/Blue) • Amazon Business $9.99 25 $249.75
VicTsing 2.4G Wireless Mouse Wireless Optical Laptop Mouse with USB Nano Receiver, 6 Buttons,5 Adjustable DPI Levels,15 Months Battery Life, Ideal for Work, Study and Sport Fan • Amazon Business $9.79 25 $244.75
AA Batteries - 48 Count, Energizer MAX Premium Alkaline Double A Battery • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Alezywels Over The Door Shoe Organizer (24 Pockets) Hanging Closet Organizer and Space Saver, Thick Oxford Woven Fabric, Heavy-Duty Hang Hooks, Flexible Wall Rack, Supports Men and Women (White) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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