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Mrs. Entwistle from New Prt Rchy FL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Individualized Instruction - Making It Work

My students need an iPad mini so that we can effectively individualize instruction and target specific skill areas that need remediation.

  • $408 goal

This project expired on May 1, 2014.

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My Students

Developing a toolbox of skills to overcome barriers that arise from disabilities such as autism, intellectual disabilities, language impairments, and hearing or vision impairments is incredibly important to the academic and emotional success of students with disabilities.

I work with middle school students with a wide range of disabilities.

The students are eager to learn and eager to show what they can do, but there are many road blocks that slow down their learning and work production. Some of my students have poor muscle development and become fatigued when writing. Others become discourage because they have difficulty reading and spelling. Many of my students need remediation in daily life skills such as counting money. Yet, no matter how difficult the task, they are determined to learn and never give up!

My Project

The iPad Mini requested for our classroom will provide our students with an opportunity to enhance their learning. My students are continually developing strategies to overcome the difficulties that impede their learning. Technology is an area that can really level the playing field and help my students. Software apps can help them hear and say speech sounds to overcome speech impediments; apps can help them with spelling and writing; apps can help them learn to count money and to use a calendar. Much of today's technology is developed to help overcome barriers. The importance of having accessible technology and teaching students how to use it and learn from it cannot be overstated. Our class mantra: "If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you." My students come to school every day with the heart and determination to learn. It would be wonderful to teach my students how to use technology to overcome some of the barriers that they face on a day to day basis.

Donations made to this project will provide the opportunity for more individualized instruction that targets specific skill areas.

My students are very diverse in their educational needs and it is often difficult to differentiate instruction and provide the amount of individualized practice that they truly need. An iPad mini will help us reach our learning goals.

Mrs. Entwistle
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $299.99 1 $299.99

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