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Ms. Lacey from Louisville KY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Is it Really a Resource If You Can't Use it?

My students need to easily access the technology available to them.

  • $651 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As an educator at an all-boys public school, I know that my students are far more than the "usual" Title I crowd. Yes, the majority of the young gentlemen that walk our halls identify as a racial minority. Most receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch . And, yes, to further add to their struggle, a third of the population is either disabled or currently adapting to the country as an English language learner.

However, these boys are more than their demographic.These boys often have difficult days, but they will always hug you in the hallway.

They may be prone to arguing or fighting, but they will go out of their way to make sure the new student knows where he are going, has a pencil, and remembers where his locker is. Finally, (but far from their most important attribute), in the past few years, despite all their hardships and struggles, the boys at my school have been steadily working to raise their test scores -- and last year met the minimum improvement goal for the first time. Ensuring that this first flicker of success doesn't die out due to lack of fuel is my primary concern.

My Project

This coming year, my students will have the ability to access 1:1 iPads, which is a fantastic accomplishment for our school.

We have been miraculously granted access to technology, but do not have a way to use it to its full potential.

As a social studies teacher, I know that an iPad can be an amazing tool for research, composition, and creation. However, despite their amazing capabilities, using iPads to complete assignments would be...well...clunky. Not all of my students are adept with using a touchscreen keyboard, and I worry that this will turn this

amazing gift of technology into a hindrance instead of a help.

In short, I am asking for your help in obtaining a class set of keyboards for each iPad so that my students can have the accessibility of a laptop with the portability of an iPad. The ability to complete assignments on a completely electronic level would add a speed and efficiency to the classroom that would allow me to better assist those who need it and to enrich those who have earned it. I would appreciate your help!

Ms. Lacey
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
OMOTON Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple iPad Air 3/2/1, iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4/3/2/1, iPad 4/ 3/ 2, iPhone 6/6S, iPhone 6 plus and other Bluetooth Enabled Devices • Amazon Business $14.71 35 $514.85

Materials cost

$514.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$552.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.51

Total project goal

$650.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$650.08

4 Donors

-$650.08

Donations toward project cost

-$552.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$97.51

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$0.00

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