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Ms. Catalani from Cleveland OH is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Independent Learning with Tablets

My students need access to tablets to further their independence in individual activities in the classroom. Tablets are easy for kindergarten students to navigate independently. Using them at any time to work on a skill.

  • $426 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in an intercity school in Cleveland, Ohio. Many of my students come to me without preschool experience and leave me as beginning readers ready for first grade.

It is not uncommon for my students to come into my classroom unable to identify the letters of the alphabet or the sounds those letters make.

At the end of the school year these same students are reading CVC words and are beginning to read leveled readers. These same students are able to take the letter sounds and begin to write phonetically.

My Project

In my classroom my students have access to eight laptop computers. That being said these laptops are not always developmentally appropriate for my students. At the beginning of the school year my students take the MAP test, a computer based test to see their level in both math and language arts. I have found that in August we are sometimes testing my students mouse and computer skills vs their actually knowledge in both langauge arts and math. Have a touch screen will be a way to make this assessment more valid for my students.

In kindergarten aside from teaching the basics of reading, writing and math, we also focus on teaching students responsibility and independence.

At the beginning of the school year, my student are unable to independently take out a computer, sign in, plug in their headphones and mouse, find the website and get to work. This something we work on throughout the year but valuable learning time is not taken advantage of with technology at the beginning of the school year because of this.

Ms. Catalani
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black - with Special Offers • Amazon Business $39.99 5 $199.95
[2-Pack] All-New Fire 7 Screen Protector (2017 Release) - OMOTON Tempered Glass Screen Protector for All-New Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa (2017 Release) • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
BMOUO All New Fire 7 2017 Kids Case - Light Weight Shock Proof Handle Kid-Proof Cover Case for All New Fire 7 Tablet (7th Generation, 2017 Release), Rose • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
BMOUO All New Fire 7 2017 Case - Light Weight Shock Proof Handle Kid-Proof Cover Kids Case for All New Fire 7 Tablet (7th Generation, 2017 Release), Blue • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
BMOUO All New Fire 7 2017 Case - Light Weight Shock Proof Handle Kid-Proof Cover Case for All New Fire 7 Tablet (7th Generation, 2017 Release), Green • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
BMOUO All New Fire 7 2017 Case - Light Weight Shock Proof Handle Kid-Proof Cover Kids Case for All New Fire 7 Tablet (7th Generation, 2017 Release), Orange • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
BMOUO All New Fire 7 2017 Case - Light Weight Shock Proof Handle Kid-Proof Cover Case for All New Fire 7 Tablet (7th Generation, 2017 Release), Purple • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98

Materials cost

$326.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$361.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.84

Total project goal

$425.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$425.60

4 Donors

-$425.60

Donations toward project cost

-$361.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.84

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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