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Ms. Chandler from Brooklyn NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iPads to Help Us Learn

My students need an iPad with a sturdy case and screen protector to help them access the curriculum.

  • $452 goal

This project expired on June 12, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students amazing! They are eager to learn and participate in new activities, however lack of experiences and materials will hold them back. Technology helps them connect to the world around them.

My students are 12 to 14 years old but are functioning on pre-k and first grade level academically.

All of my students have limited social skills and have significant language deficit in expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language skills. My students are often frustrated because they cannot communicate their needs and wants. Many times they struggle to keep up with the other students because they do not speak and cannot participate in the same ways. I work tremendously hard to expose them to as many experiences within my means, however this is getting harder and harder. My students are diagnosed with intellectual disability and autism. They learn and respond positively to curriculum that is visual, kinesthetic and allows them to practice their skills repeatedly. That is why I am requesting and iPad for my students to allow them to access the curriculum, which is not a privilege it is their right.

My Project

I am requesting an iPad for many reasons. My non verbal students can use the iPad as a communications tool with their peers and adults in the class. They are thousands of reading, writing and language apps which will allow my students to access their curriculum with repeated practice and improve to their skills. They can use tracing and puzzle apps to improve fine motor and hand eye coordination. They can use simulated shopping apps to work on life skills with money and grocery lists, and can use age appropriate reading apps to help them build their knowledge of signs in the community, to help keep them safe. They are many creative and useful ways that an iPad will used to help my students. That is why I am requesting an iPad and a heavy duty case to help protect it accidental dropping.

When you donate to my project you are helping students who come from one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City access a new opportunity to learn.

This will help my students gain independence not only in our class but in their homes and communities.

Ms. Chandler
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad Mini MD528LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black & Slate) • Amazon $300.00 1 $300.00
OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPad mini - White/Grey • Amazon $39.99 1 $39.99
Tech Armor iPad Mini with Retina Display and iPad mini Screen Protector - Premium HD Clear with Lifetime Replacement Warranty [3-pack] - Retail Packaging - Works with all iPad mini models • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95

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