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Ms. Thompson from Murrieta CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iPad = iSpeak + iLearn

My students need an Apple iPad for communication and academics.

  • $822 goal

This project expired on March 10, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment," Pearl S. Buck once said; and my students try to apply this quote to their lives every day. However, communicating wants and needs effectively is very difficult for many of my students with developmental or cognitive impairments

My students are 4 to 10 years old and attend a public elementary school of over 700 students.

They love Music, Painting, Dancing, P. E., Gardening, playing games, going the school library, and usually academics. They have differing abilities including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Epilepsy, Visual Impairments, and Hearing Impairments. Many have parents currently serving in the U.S. Military.

My Project

The iPad that we are requesting is absolutely amazing! It has 16 GB and is protected by the Apple Care Plan. This is a type of technology that many in the world use so my students will hopefully feel like "just one of the crowd". Having this technology will allow our students to communicate with Assistive Technology apps as well as learn reading, writing, and math with academic apps.

Having this iPad will allow students from 4 to 10 years of age with severe disabilities to increase their communication with peers and adults.

It will also allow them to demonstrate their extensive knowledge throughout the day.

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32 donors32 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
iPad with Wi-Fi 16 GB • Apple $499.00 1 $499.00
AppleCare+ for iPad • Apple $99.00 1 $99.00

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