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Ms. Newman from Tolleson AZ is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need 6 iPads to help with individual instruction during small group time. This will help differentiate their instruction and keep them motivated to learn.

  • $2,426 goal

This project expired on January 14, 2016.

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My Students

My students are in a Title 1 school, but are not given the opportunities that should be afforded to them. They do not have access to technology at home to help them with their learning and I would like to make differentiation and small group learning easier and more fun for my students each day.

My students are AMAZING young people.

They are so eager to learn, but just don't know how to get past the hurdles in their lives. I want to show them that school is a fun and safe place for them to always be and that it is the one place where they will find themselves successful! My school puts a lot of pressure on its teachers and I am willing to rise to that pressure, but I would love to have the tools necessary to make it easier for me to be successful and to allow my students to be successful. We live in a technological age and without access to it, how am I going to help prepare my students for what they will be asked to do when they get into upper grades and into high school and I can dream one day college! I NEED the tools necessary to prepare my kids to be ready and to find their success story as they conquer each grade.

My Project

My students will use these iPads during small group instruction so that they can work on different areas of learning at their level. They can use them to work on Phonics, Reading and comprehension, different skills that we are mastering for the week that they need help with. Also, they can be used for math differentiation. I think they are also a great way to do fun group activities and help the classroom morale.

My project will make a difference because it will allow my students the needed practice to feel successful in the work they are doing.

I am one teacher trying to get to as many students as possible. I do my VERY best, but it's not always possible to get to all the students I would like to each day. This is failing them and that is NOT what I want to teach my students about education and their ability to learn. I want them to see that THEY'RE in control of their learning and ability to succeed!

Ms. Newman
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad mini 2 with Wi-Fi - 16GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $299.99 3 $899.97
Apple - iPad mini 2 with Wi-Fi - 16GB - Silver • Best Buy Education $269.99 3 $809.97
Kensington - BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case for Apple iPad mini - Plum • Best Buy Education $30.75 3 $92.25
Kensington - BlackBelt 1st Degree Rugged Case for Apple iPad mini - Red • Best Buy Education $22.71 3 $68.13

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