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Ms. Williams from Chicago IL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Technology

My students need hands-on, interactive materials such as Osmos, accessories and an iPad to acquire basic math and language arts skills that are child-friendly and child directed.

  • $909 goal

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My Students

I am a Special Education Teacher working for Chicago Public Schools within an elementary school located on the Southwest side of Chicago. Over ninety-five percent of our student population are classified as low-income and receive free lunch. I am a Blended Preschool Special Education teacher which allows me to support Diverse Learners in a General Education Classroom (Team Teaching). I currently have fourteen scholars on my caseload which have diagnosis of Developmental Delays and/or Speech Impairments and Social-Emotional Disorders.

A large number (fifty percent) of the students that I service within the blended classroom (general education and diverse learners) are English Language Learners.

Both the Diverse Learners and English Language Learners benefit from a Multimodality (textual, aural, linguistic, spatial and visual resources) approach to learning.

I believe that every child is an individual that is capable of learning. Each child learns at his or her own pace. Teaching has always been my passion and I am honored to say that I am able to teach and give back to these students that reside in the same neighborhood in which I live.

“If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”

-Ignacio Estrada

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting (Osmo, interactive games and an iPad) will support the diverse learners and English Language Learners in the blended preschool classroom. They will provide hands-on, interactive activities that are child-friendly and child-directed.

Through the implementation of technology (iPad and Osmo), students are exposed to content through a multimodal approach which is essential to students with different leaning styles and individualized learning.

I believe that it is important to provide students, especially diverse learners and English Learners, with forms of expressing their knowledge. With the support of technology, this goal can be accomplished!

Ms. Williams
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
New Apple iPad 9.7" Retina Display, 32GB, WIFI, Bluetooth, Touch ID, Apple Pay, Siri, Mobile Hotspot Capability, Video Recording Capability, GPS Enabled, 2017 Model, Gold • Amazon Business $311.83 1 $311.83
Osmo Genius Kit • Amazon Business $95.23 2 $190.46
Osmo Creative Kit with Monster Game (Ipad Base Included) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Osmo Numbers Game (Base required) • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Osmo Pizza Co. Game (Base required) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Carrying Case for Osmo Genius Kit,fits OSMO Base/Starter/Numbers/Words/Tangram/Coding Awbie Game (Red) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Osmo Genius Kit Carrying Case fits Osmo Base Words Numbers Tangram by CQNET • Amazon Business $14.49 2 $28.98

Materials cost

$731.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$772.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$136.27

Total project goal

$908.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$908.45

2 Donors

-$466.09

Donations toward project cost

-$466.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$360.11

Match offers toward project cost

-$306.09

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.02

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$82.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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