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Mrs. Trumbull from Spokane WA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iPads for English: Read. Write. Listen. Speak!

My students need an iPad and Otterbox case they can use to practice and improve their English language skills while increasing exposure to technology.

  • $850 goal

This project expired on February 4, 2014.

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My Students

How would you feel sitting in a classroom after relocating to Spokane, Washington where most of your class speaks a language you don't know? That is the challenge that my English Language Learners (ELLs) face each and every day!

My students are kind-hearted, brave and determined to learn English so they can be successful in their new lives in the USA.

They are all learning English though some already speak multiple languages. My 60 plus students each have their own stories of what brought them to leave their home country. Many of them are refugees from countries like Iraq, Sudan, and Burma (Myanmar) and others have immigrated from Russia, Mexico, Vietnam and the Marshall Islands. They all attend our school in a high poverty area and many students do not have access to technology in their homes. In today's times they need both English proficiency and technology skills in their future endeavors.

My Project

It is my hope that you can help me provide an iPad and Otterbox case for English language learning. With this piece of technology I see the kids practicing their reading, writing, listening and speaking in a new and engaging way. There are so many apps out there where the students can record and monitor their own progress while setting goals to challenge themselves to the next level of language proficiency. Looking at the diversity of my students, I also know that there are apps that can meet each one at the exact level they need to work on---from foundational handwriting and letter recognition to reading fluency, comprehension as well as basic grammar through narrative writing.

This iPad would get used by my students in small group settings as well as in the general education classroom where the ELL students often sit unsure how to complete assignments.

It would truly bring a smile to so many faces as they learn English and technology at the same time. It will provide an opportunity for success for each of my ELL students no matter where they came from, what language they speak at home or how much English they have learned. With your help we can make a difference!

Mrs. Trumbull
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad with Retina Display MD514LL/A (32GB, Wi-Fi, White) NEWEST VERSION • Amazon $567.51 1 $567.51
OtterBox Defender Series Case with Screen Protector and Stand for the New iPad (4th Generation), iPad 2 and 3 - Black • Amazon $59.99 1 $59.99

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