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Ms. Nelson from Baltimore MD is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iPads for Independence in a Special Education Classroom

Help me give my students two iPads to support their independence in the special education classroom.

  • $870 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 13 wonderful students in grades 1-3 in my special education classroom. Some of my students are with me all day, while others only see me for math and literacy support. I teach in a low-income district and several of my students face significant challenges, including limited access to technology that would allow them to be more successful in the classroom. My students are curious, imaginative, and see things in a unique way; they are problem solvers!

My students are working toward leading successful, independent lives both in and out of the classroom.

Students in my classroom have a range of abilities, and several are on the autism spectrum. These students often have limited communication and need more adult support in all areas of school, including the classroom, bathrooms, and lunch room. My students with autism need as many opportunities as possible to practice basic living and academic skills independently. Technology gives all of my students the opportunity to communicate with others and practice math and literacy skills independently.

My Project

I am seeking funding for two iPads for my classroom. As a special educator, I see students with a wide range of abilities, which means every student is typically working on a different task.

iPads give my students the opportunity to practice math and literacy skills for their specific needs.

Students would be learning a skill with the teacher and then using technology to practice that skill independently throughout the year. iPads are engaging, and with an endless supply of quality educational apps, students won’t become easily frustrated or bored with repeated practice.

Many of my students also struggle with speech and communication delays, which could be helped with the use of a communication app on the iPads. Giving my students the opportunity to communicate with adults and peers will increase their engagement and help them access their curriculum. Using an iPad for communication will allow students to form friendships and share ideas about what we are learning in the classroom, creating well-rounded, thoughtful young minds.

Ms. Nelson
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 - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 2 $659.98

Materials cost

$659.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$739.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.50

Total project goal

$869.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$869.98

15 Donors

-$664.00

Donations toward project cost

-$568.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.10

match offer

-$200.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.58

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

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$0.00

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