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Ms. Rossmiller
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

iPads to Support Budding Readers in a Low Income School

My students need two iPad minis to use as an interactive "Listen to Reading" center and to support emergent literacy skills through iPad reading apps

My Students

How often do you use technology in a day? For many of us, technology is used several times a day. Some of us are even dependent on technology (I know I am). Unfortunately, my second grade students do not have classroom computers or access to computer technology on a daily basis.

Step into my classroom and you will see 23 bright-eyed second graders ready to learn and explore!

Two-thirds of my students are boys, which brings the wonderful challenge of keeping my classroom active and engaging to boy learners. Our school home is in a rural location in Oregon, is a Title 1 school, and 75% of the student population is at an economic disadvantage (qualify for free or reduced lunch).

My Project

Technology is amazing and opens many doors in the education world. Using iPad minis, students will be able to utilize another resource to help them learn the art of reading. There are many, many, many free reading apps for emergent readers and I can't wait for my students to explore and learn from them! Half of my students are in our school's Title 1 reading program and the majority of my students are not meeting 2nd grade reading benchmark. It is my goal to make sure EVERY ONE of my students leave 2nd grade at benchmark. This is no small feat and I need support. During our reading block, I teach in small guided reading groups. This means that I am teaching students at their reading level, but am not teaching every student at the same time. While I am not meeting with a students, students are reading and performing reading tasks independently. Having iPad minis will mean my readers will have an interactive guide helping them learn to read while I am working with other students.

I am passionate about early literacy and believe every student should have a fair opportunity to grow as a reader.

Technology allows students these additional opportunities to grow as a reader and learn 21st century skills. iPad minis will be used on a daily basis and help bridge the gap that many of my students face.

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Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $329.99 2 $659.98

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This project will reach 23 students.

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