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Ms. Krissinger from Chicago IL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Interactive Learning for Pre-K Students!

Help me give my students an iPad so they can access core subjects through creative apps and games, and so students with special needs can use visual manipulatives to understand new concepts.

  • $430 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is home to two half-day preschool classes, so we have twenty students in the morning and twenty students in the afternoon (forty students total!). Our students are mostly ages three to four, with some five-year-olds. The classroom is also blended, meaning that some students are general education students and some have special needs.

Our students are inquisitive learners, so they love to explore, play and ask questions.

We do a lot of work with letter sounds, counting, read-clouds, vocabulary, science, social studies, learning how to be a good friend, learning how to follow a routine and how to work and play in a school setting.

Our students have a wide range of strengths and needs, so it's important to our classroom team to provide them with technology that promotes exploring and learning, while allowing for differentiation. Thank you for taking an interest in our classroom and students!

My Project

In our classroom, we have a very diverse group of learners. This means that not all students can access learning new concepts in the same way. Therefore, introducing hands-on technology with an iPad can allow more students to engage in new academic concepts. While some students may learn about concepts of counting and one-to-one correspondence through blocks or books, some students do better when they're using visual manipulatives and tools. Additionally, several of our students who have needs related to attention love to be read to, but group story time can be overwhelming and difficult to sit through. With reading apps, students who have difficulty during story time can still get access to read-alouds, in a more individualized way. In science, we can use iPads to explore the daily weather, identify different types of leaves and learn about animals. In art, students with sensory needs can use the iPads to create "paintings" or "drawings" without having to engage in using items that may cause sensory overload.

By introducing iPads into our classroom tools, students with specific sensory needs, attention needs and fine motor needs can learn, explore and grow in more accessible ways.

Our goal is to use the iPads in a way that enhances student learning, as opposed to taking away from play time. By carefully selecting apps, creating clear boundaries of use for the iPads. Promoting the concept of "sharing", we are confident that our students will benefit from the new technology.

Ms. Krissinger
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99

Materials cost

$329.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$364.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.40

Total project goal

$429.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$429.34

3 Donors

-$293.34

Donations toward project cost

-$264.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.00

match offer

-$118.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$100.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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