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Mr. Smith from Dublin CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Work To Enhance Student Independence

Help me give my students tools they need for basic communication and expression.

  • $638 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students face their multiple and varied disabilities head-on each day. Being unable to speak, students can use devices and software designed for this purpose. As we know, the ability to contact others throughout one's day is critical. Our Staff focuses a lot on students' Individualized Education Program goals throughout the day and our guiding principle is always "Independence".

Students are in the Transition Program here at Valley High School because they have significant challenges in moving from school-age to adulthood.

We push students to learn new skills over time that they didn't know they could master. It's a great opportunity. And our students never fail to surprise us every day.

My Project

We strive to give our students new and inventive ways to improve communication. With an iPad or tablet, a student would be able to get a clear view of his/her current activity choices. An an example, a student views a screen showing a photo of a person walking outside and a photo of paints and brushes. Suddenly, this student has been given the POWER to CHOOSE his/her next activity!! Picture students gravitating toward these devices as is they were capable of verbal expression.

My students struggle with the ability to communicate and any way we can find to lessen this frustration can be transformative.

Mr. Smith
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung - Galaxy Tab A (2019) - 10.1'- 32GB - Black • Best Buy Education $231.28 2 $462.56

Materials cost

$462.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$42.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$541.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.62

Total project goal

$637.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$637.44

1 Donor

-$637.44

Donations toward project cost

-$541.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.62

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$0.00

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