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Mrs. Smothers from Salem MI is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iPad for Interventions, Extensions, and Data Collection

My students need an iPad, headphones and standing desk to help with small group intervention and extension activities.

  • $846 goal

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My Students

I have 27 eager and energetic 3rd-grade students who enjoy working collaboratively in partnerships and enjoy moving around the classroom. They frequently engage in critical thinking. Third graders thrive on movement throughout the day inside and outside of the classroom to keep their brains refreshed! The school I work in consists of K-5 elementary students. We are a national Blue Ribbon School and take part in the Green School initiative. Our school is a Culture of Thinking school that takes part in many critical thinking activities.

My Project

While working with small groups, the iPad will be used to engage students in intervention and extension activities based on the student needs. The students will be able to use the sit/standing desk to hold the iPad and noise canceling headphones to block out sound. Our school has a subscription to a website based reading program that the students will be able to access using the iPad. During small groups, students will be able to practice reading and spelling high-frequency words and building fluency while using the iPad. Students will be able to use the iPad to use speech to text for writing during Writer's workshop as well as a dictionary app to find unknown words. During math workshop, the iPad can be used for addition/subtraction and multiplication/division fact practice or for small group problem-solving activities.

When this project is funded I will be able to organize and gather information on each student and utilize this to develop individualized instruction, small strategy groups and continually monitor student growth.

The iPad will be used by students based on need and interest and it will allow me to make data-driven decisions to create assessments, lessons, and share ideas with other teachers. The iPad will be a great addition to our classroom community and learning environment. Since the Ipad will be used as an intervention for some of my struggling students, the noise canceling headphones will also help lessen distraction as well as the ability to stand or sit with the desk. The balance board can be used between intervention use.

Mrs. Smothers
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad with WiFi, 128GB, Space Gray (2017 Model) • Amazon Business $448.94 1 $448.94
FitDesk Sit-to-Stand Desk, White • Amazon Business $105.62 1 $105.62
Mpow Noise Reduction Safety Ear muffs, SNR 34dB Professional Shooting Hunting Ear Hearing Protection with a Carrying Bag, Adjustable Folding Ear Defenders Fits Adults to Kids • Amazon Business $13.29 4 $53.16
Yes4All Wooden Wobble Balance Board – Exercise Balance Stability Trainer 15.75 inch Diameter - Blue - ²L6CJZ • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
New iPad 9.7 2017 Case, ROARTZ Purple Slim Fit Smart Rubber Coated Folio Case Hard Shell Cover Light-Weight Auto Wake/Sleep For Apple iPad 9.7-inch 5th generation Model A1822/A1823 Retina • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Mixoo Capacitive Stylus Pen,Disc & Fiber Tip 2 in 1 Series,Real Pen Size,Fine Point Stylus Tip,High Sensitivity & Precision,Universal on ipad Stylus,iphone stylus and other Touch Screens (Rose Gold) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Stylus, CCIVV 4 Pcs 5.0 Inches Hybrid Mesh Fiber Tip Stylus Pens for Touch Screen Devices, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire + 4 Extra Replaceable Hybrid Fiber Tips (White, Black, Silver, Blue) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
iPad 9.7 inch (2017) / iPad Pro 9.7 / iPad Air 2 / iPad Air Screen Protector, Anker 9.7" Tempered Glass Screen Protector - Anti Fingerprint / Scratch Resistant / Apple Pencil Compatible • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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