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Mrs. Aragon from Brighton CO is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Innovative Minds Bring Their Creations to Life Through Digital Storytelling!

My students need an additional iPad, a digital pen, a stylus and screen protectors. This will double the size of our iPad station and give each student more time on the devices to create their educational digital storytelling projects.

  • $512 goal

This project expired on July 4, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the pleasure of supporting an innovative group of children in their efforts to utilize a growth mindset to become the best students they can be. My students are always searching for ways to demonstrate their knowledge as well as their kind and generous attitudes. They understand that mistakes are a part of learning, and they take pride in every step towards achieving their goals.

My students are inquisitive, collaborative and hardworking.

Together we set the bar high, but it is the students who formulate their own specific "recipes for success."

Each day, students courageously accept the challenge to achieve their personal best. Perseverance, courage and integrity are just a few of the moral focus virtues that we believe are integral in achieving their goals. The students are eager to experience success, and they are willing to utilize any and all resources that are available to them.

My Project

The possibilities for using digital storytelling in today's classrooms are endless! In my classroom, my second semester integration plan includes applying digital storytelling to three projects, during which students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively in pairs and groups, using the iPad we've requested.

This year my students will have the opportunity to use iPads to apply research, showcase their creativity, and experience new ways to communicate with others inside and out of the classroom.

We need an additional iPad, a digital pen, a stylus and screen protectors.

During the first project, students will examine a skill that they are already familiar with and then explain two strategies that they used to solve a challenging math problem and plan a complex written response. Our second project will address challenging situations that the students experience in their everyday lives. Through digital storytelling, the students will show how implementing their moral focus values can help them handle difficult situations in a positive, reasonable way. They may choose to do things such as animate their story with puppets, create a public service announcement and bring an imaginative interview to life.

The culminating digital storytelling project will provide students with the opportunity to research a subject about which they are interested in learning more about. They will then write a report on this subject and enhance their report with a digital storytelling app of their choice. Students will learn how to use a variety of apps such as Comic Master and Telestory, and they will have the opportunity to rotate through the digital storytelling station during enrichment and writing workshops. To enhance the features of the apps, and to keep the iPad protected, we are also requesting an iPad cases, a stylus, and screen protectors. Time permitting, students will also choose one of their digital storytelling projects to highlight and share at a Storytelling Festival!

Mrs. Aragon
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad 2017 32GB Space Gray Wi-Fi MP2F2LL/A • Amazon Business $307.57 1 $307.57
Evach iPad Active Stylus-Capacitive Digital Pen With 1.5mm Ultra Fine Tip, Touchscreen Stylus Pencil for iPad White • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
eTopxizu New iPad 9.7 Inch 2017 Case - ShockProof Case Light Weight Kids Case Cover with Handle Stand Case for Apple iPad 9.7 Inch 2017 New Model / iPad Air / iPad Air 2 Tablet - Blue • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
JETech Screen Protector for Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2017 Model), iPad Air 1, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro 9.7-Inch, Tempered Glass Film • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Stylus Pen LIBERRWAY 10 Pack of Pink Purple Black Green Silver Stylus Universal Touch Screen Capacitive Stylus for Kindle Touch ipad iphone 6/6s 6Plus 6s Plus Samsung S5 S6 S7 Edge S8 Plus Note • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

Materials cost

$375.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$434.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.72

Total project goal

$511.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.48

6 Donors

-$244.18

Donations toward project cost

-$227.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.98

match offer

-$244.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$207.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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