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Ms. SULVITA from Waimanalo HI is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iRecord, iRead, iReflect and iAchieve with iPad!

My students need an iPad Mini with keyboard case.

  • $484 goal

This project expired on April 13, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself", said Abraham Maslow. Just as this 1900s American psychologist influenced the world in understanding human potential, we all share great responsibility to help ALL children discover how amazing they really are.

I invite you to place yourself in my students' shoes.

You are 10 years old. You live in a beautiful beach community w/strong family values and love for your roots in Hawaiian culture. You feel a great sense of belonging at your school and work hard for growth, success, excitement and discovery. You yearn to understand who you really are and what you're really made of as you prepare for middle school. But others perceive you or treat you as "low" just because you are raised by your loving, "working-class" family. Others label you and your community to a negatively perceived reputation of the past. You feel proud of your academic accomplishments and problem-solve with intellectual depth in your classroom, yet you hear others judge you and your peers as low-achieving or lazy without having stepped foot into your classroom. Your school and family tells you, "You CAN", you tell yourself, "I CAN", but you hear others say, "You CAN'T". At 10 years old, what would you start to believe about yourself?

My Project

These 5th graders will realize "they CAN." They will use the iPad to self-discover and self-affirm that "they CAN" no matter what anyone else thinks of them. The iPad will be used as a literacy station where students can record and play back videos of themselves to develop awareness of their literacy styles and literacy skills. Likewise, they will use their self-recording to learn how to assess themselves and to set goals for themselves toward continuous growth and achievement. They will discover what they look like, sound like and feel like when they read, respond, infer, reflect and recreate.

Your gracious donation toward the iPad will give 5th graders a meaningful and relevant tool to help empower themselves, connect with themselves and prove to THEMSELVES the great potential they already have.

Self-recording and playback will open their hearts and minds to greater awareness of themselves. They will learn to embrace their strengths or struggles as a catalyst to build confidence, critical consciousness, inquiry, reflection, and literacy. They will realize the power of their own voice.

Ms. SULVITA
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad mini 2 with Wi-Fi - 16GB - Space Gray/Black • Best Buy for Business $299.98 1 $299.98
Logitech - Ultrathin Keyboard Folio Case for Apple iPad mini, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 - Carbon Black • Best Buy for Business $59.99 1 $59.99

Materials cost

$359.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$411.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.57

Total project goal

$483.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$483.78

5 Donors

-$400.54

Donations toward project cost

-$351.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.83

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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