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Mrs. Sofia from Bronx NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iPads Make Learning Fun

My students need an Apple iPad Pro and an Apple iPad keyboard.

  • $1,600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are goofy, silly, funny, emotional, frustrated, energetic, impulsive, and craving someone to care about them. My classroom consists of ten students with special needs and fifteen students of mixed English Language Learners and general education students.

This makes it difficult to meet the various needs of the students in my classroom.

I do my very best to make each child feel special and that they can do it. My school has a very large population of low socioeconomic students, as well as children in shelters. It would be great to give these students a chance and an opportunity to meet their optimal potential.

My Project

Having an iPad Pro in our classroom will broaden my students' learning in countless ways. I believe that project-based learning is the key to building a well rounded foundation to the educational pathways in our young children's lives. Having technology at the base of science and math research projects will make their exploration journey that much more exciting. The iPad Pro will allow my students to imagine, be creative and research different tools, supplies and/or ideas for their projects. It will allow them to watch videos on how to make things, as well as listen to step by step directions. I will be able to create a video tailored specifically to their project and have the students watch the video to spark their ideas and get them motivated.

My students have special needs and are English language learners.

They have great difficulty with comprehension and would benefit greatly from hands-on materials and technology to guide them in their learning. My students will use the iPad Pro to read books, work on their mathematics, engage in art, and have access to visual aids whenever they need the additional support. My students will be able to tackle difficulties with their fine motor skills and coordination. Not only will this make learning fun, but this will greatly address the special needs in my classroom. It will greatly benefit those who are English Language Learners, those living with Attention Deficit Disorder and those who are solely visual and tactile learners. Having the keyboard will allow for sensory building and excitement for tactile learners.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - 12.9-Inch iPad Pro (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 512GB - Silver • Best Buy Education $1,149.99 1 $1,149.99
Apple Smart - keyboard and folio case - English • Best Buy Education $159.99 1 $159.99

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