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Ms. Zehr from Loogootee IN is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

IPad Apps Help Students Communicate!

Help me give my students a mini iPad that can add stimulating speech and language activities to their sessions.

  • $513 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My young speech students love hands-on activities that help them to communicate and learn. They would rather use manipulative objects or iPads in an engaging format than worksheets or therapy picture cards any day of the week! Their eyes light up when I use visually appealing and interactive activities during our sessions.

I work with children of all ages, from preschoolers to teenagers in a Life Skills class.

Some of them are nonverbal due to autism or cognitive disabilities. No matter the disability, they all enjoy the visual and audio feedback they receive from touchscreen technology.

My Project

I am so excited to offer the LAMP Words for LIfe App to my students! I was recently awarded this communication app by PRC, the Prentke Romich Company, when I attended a workshop focused on how to effectively use apps to help students with little or no speech. LAMP can only be downloaded to an iPad. It has pictures with words that the child can touch and the app will speak the words for him.

There are many apps available that can be used with LAMP to help students learn core vocabulary.

For example, Toca Boca offers many apps such as Toca Monsters, Toca Doctor, Toca Hair Salon, and Toca Band, which offer students unique and fun ways to learn verbs, nouns, and other important words they can use every day.

There are so many exciting new Speech and Language apps I am looking forward to using with the students on my caseload! I can use articulation apps that have pictures with their speech sounds, language apps that teach basic concepts and how to follow directions, and even social language apps that help children with autism improve their conversational skills.

Ms. Zehr
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi - tablet - 128 GB - 7.9' • Best Buy Education $399.99 1 $399.99

Materials cost

$399.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$435.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.94

Total project goal

$512.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$512.93

8 Donors

-$412.93

Donations toward project cost

-$350.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.94

Matching donations from our partners

-$100.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

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$0.00

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