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Ms. Pelley from New Haven CT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iPad, iCan: Help Room 208 Meet Their Highest Potential!

Help me give my students the gift of engagement! iPads will help reinforce positive behavior and will give my nonverbal students the ability to become fully engaged in class lessons and activities.

  • $1,811 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so fortunate to work with a group of students who are unique and special in many different ways. I work with special needs students in kindergarten through second grade. All of my students require full-time special education support in order to help increase their skills in each area of development. Most of my students are nonverbal and have behavior challenges. We are located in a public, inner-city school in a high-poverty neighborhood where students receive free breakfast and lunch every day. My goal is to create an engaging environment that meets the unique needs of all of my students! Thank you for taking the time to learn about the amazing students who I work with!

My Project

My students require engaging activities to keep them interested and motivated to learn. Right now, I do not have any technology in my classroom to use with my students. All of my students are special needs and many are nonverbal. Without technology, it is difficult to meet their unique learning needs and communicate effectively with them. My students are not yet able to work independently on teacher given tasks which makes academic time difficult. My students are all working on different skills so I have to work with each student individually. iPads would make individual instruction much easier because the students who I am not working with can work on specific apps that relate to their individual IEP goals. These iPads will also help my nonverbal students to communicate with me and their classmates. Having these iPads will positively impact my class so much because they will help to ensure that each and every one of my students is working towards their highest potential.

I am also asking for protective cases to make sure that these iPads last as long as possible, headphones to help my students focus on their own activity without getting distracted by the noise of another student's iPad, and a locking charging station to keep the iPads safe and ready to use every day.

Thank you so much for considering donating to my project! My students and I appreciate it more than you know!

Ms. Pelley
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 - Gold • Best Buy Education $332.26 3 $996.78
LocknCharge Putnam Charging Station Pedestal base • CDW-G $226.14 1 $226.14
HDE Case for iPad 9.7-inch 2018 / 2017 Kids Shockproof Bumper Hard Cover Handle Stand with Built in Screen Protector for New Apple Education iPad 9.7 Inch (6th Gen) / 5th Generation iPad 9.7 Hot Pink • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
HDE Case for iPad 9.7-inch 2018 / 2017 Kids Shockproof Bumper Hard Cover Handle Stand with Built in Screen Protector for New Apple Education iPad 9.7 Inch (6th Gen) / 5th Generation iPad 9.7 - Blue • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
HDE Case for iPad 9.7-inch 2018 / 2017 Kids Shockproof Bumper Hard Cover Handle Stand with Built in Screen Protector for New Apple Education iPad 9.7 Inch (6th Gen) / 5th Generation iPad 9.7 - Blue • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
HDE Case for iPad 9.7-inch 2018 / 2017 Kids Shockproof Bumper Hard Cover Handle Stand with Built in Screen Protector for New Apple Education iPad 9.7 Inch (6th Gen) / 5th Generation iPad 9.7 - Green • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
HDE Case for iPad 9.7-inch 2018 / 2017 Kids Shockproof Bumper Hard Cover Handle Stand with Built in Screen Protector for New Apple Education iPad 9.7 Inch (6th Gen) / 5th Generation iPad 9.7 Hot Pink • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
HDE Case for iPad 9.7-inch 2018 / 2017 Kids Shockproof Bumper Hard Cover Handle Stand with Built in Screen Protector for New Apple Education iPad 9.7 Inch (6th Gen) / 5th Generation iPad 9.7 - Green • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
New! LilGadgets Connect+ Style Premium Volume Limited Wired Headphones with SharePort for Children/Kids (Green) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
New! LilGadgets Connect+ Style Premium Volume Limited Wired Headphones with SharePort for Children/Kids (Blue) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
New! LilGadgets Connect+ Style Premium Volume Limited Wired Headphones with SharePort for Children/Kids (Pink) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
New! LilGadgets Connect+ Style Premium Volume Limited Wired Headphones with SharePort for Children/Kids (Pink) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
New! LilGadgets Connect+ Style Premium Volume Limited Wired Headphones with SharePort for Children/Kids (Blue) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
New! LilGadgets Connect+ Style Premium Volume Limited Wired Headphones with SharePort for Children/Kids (Green) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95

Materials cost

$1,486.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,538.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$271.56

Total project goal

$1,810.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,810.42

12 Donors

-$1,651.60

Donations toward project cost

-$1,411.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$240.24

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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