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Mrs. Schamber from Ukiah CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iPads Inspire Independence in Kindergarten

My students need two ipads and two Otterbox protective cases as part of a technology component to use during independent math and/or literacy stations.

  • $1,004 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2014.

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My Students

In a world that is driven by technology, students seem to require a more immediate response and increased satisfaction that is associated with their use of television and/or video games. Ipads in the classroom will help keep their interest alive while still practicing needed basic skills

I currently teach in a multi-age classroom where there are 10 transitional kindergarten students, and 14 regular kindergarten students.

The transitional kindergarten students participate in a 2 year kindergarten program. They will continue their kindergarten education with me next year. My school, in Northern CA, is a K-4 school with approximately 450+ students. It is located in a rural agricultural area where 75% of the student population qualifies for free or reduced school lunch. 80% of the student population speaks English as their second language.

My Project

I am currently in the process of putting together math and literacy stations within the classroom so that 1-2 students rotate among 12 different stations/areas within the classroom. The centers are differentiated to their learning level. While the students are working at their stations, I can plan and implement small group instruction depending upon the needs of the class at that time. With the addition of the ipads, in the math/literacy stations rotation, students will be able to use a variety of online applications and use several web based math and literacy programs geared towards counting, pre-reading and pre-writing skills.

My students will really benefit from having technology in the classroom.

It is just one more type of activity that will help enhance and reinforce their basic skills in both math and literacy. While students are working independently at their respective stations, I can help others in small group or 1:1 with their specific needs since this is a multi-age, multi developmental class. Having said that, it is very important that the ipads are accompanied by the Otterbox protective cases to keep them safe.

Mrs. Schamber
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad Mini MD531LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) • Amazon $333.80 2 $667.60
OtterBox Defender Series Hybrid Case for iPad mini - Black (77-23834) • Amazon $38.26 2 $76.52

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