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Mrs. Ramljak from Indianapolis IN is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Techy

Help me give my students 4 iPads and cases to help further their learning through the use of technology.

  • $1,684 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach first grade students at a Title I elementary school in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our school is made up of Pre-K through sixth grade students. One hundred percent of my students receive free lunch and breakfast. Many of our students receive backpack food on the weekend, and my school also runs a food pantry for our families.

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, our students are faced with many challenges both in and out of the classroom.

However, despite the many challenges they face, they want to be at school. From the minute they walk in the door of our school, we focus on their potential.

Our students love hands-on, interactive activities. They are full of questions and work hard to think outside the box to answer those questions. We work hard to promote a growth mindset. We encourage risk taking and make sure our kids understand that we learn and grow from each attempt we make to achieve our goals.

My Project

In today’s society, technological literacy is a vital skill. But not all students are given equal opportunities to develop these technological skills. As a teacher in a district with a high poverty population, I can see this truth play out every day, as many of my students do not have access to such technology outside of the school day. If I am able to bridge this gap for my kiddos, with your help, there are several ways I plan to utilize this technology in my classroom.

With four classroom iPads, I would be able to create a more reliable listening center for my students.

Currently, I have CD players in my classroom that sometimes work, but more often do not. Being able to listen to entire stories read-aloud will maximize student learning and enable them to hear what fluent reading sounds like. Research shows that when students are able to listen to books, they are more likely to understand what they read! Further, it improves their vocabulary and reading fluency.

In addition to using the iPads as a listening center, I would also like to give my students the opportunity to use apps specifically created to develop their math, phonics, and even social skills.

I hope that with these iPads, students will be more engaged with instruction than ever. After all, technology makes learning fun and I believe all students should be given the chance to access technology on a daily basis.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple 9.7-inch iPad Wi-Fi - 6th generation - tablet - 32 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy Education $329.99 4 $1,319.96
AVAWO Kids Case for New iPad 9.7 2017 & 2018 Release - Light Weight Shock Proof Convertible Handle Stand Friendly Kids Case for iPad 9.7-inch 2017 & 2018 Latest Gen (iPad 5th & 6th Gen) - Blue • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
AVAWO Kids Case for New iPad 9.7 2017 & 2018 Release - Light Weight Shock Proof Convertible Handle Stand Friendly Kids Case for iPad 9.7-inch 2017 & 2018 Latest Gen (iPad 5th & 6th Gen) - Purple • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
AVAWO Kids Case for New iPad 9.7 2017 & 2018 Release - Light Weight Shock Proof Convertible Handle Stand Friendly Kids Case for iPad 9.7-inch 2017 & 2018 Latest Gen (iPad 5th & 6th Gen) - Black • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
AVAWO Kids Case for New iPad 9.7 2017 & 2018 Release - Light Weight Shock Proof Convertible Handle Stand Friendly Kids Case for iPad 9.7-inch 2017 & 2018 Latest Gen (iPad 5th & 6th Gen - Magenta/Rose • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98

Materials cost

$1,379.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,430.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$252.46

Total project goal

$1,683.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,683.04

9 Donors

-$1,168.62

Donations toward project cost

-$997.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$171.54

Matching donations from our partners

-$510.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$433.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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