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Ms. Cummings from San Antonio TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mini iPads for Learning!

My students need four iPad Minis and cases so we can learn through scavenger hunts and activities using QR codes and improve literacy through reading activities.

  • $1,597 goal

This project expired on March 18, 2014.

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My Students

Among other wise people, Benjamin Franklin said: "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." My goal is for my students to develop a life-long love of reading and learning. This happens most easily when they are actively involved.

I teach an active group of second graders who love learning through technology.

They learn best when they are actively engaged in hands-on activities. Our school does not receive Title I funding, so we are extremely limited in our access to technology. While I would LOVE a class set of iPad minis, my current goal is to provide one tablet for each of the four cooperative groups in my classroom. Within these groups, four to six students will work together to use the technology as a launching pad for learning.

My Project

Quick Response (QR) Codes provide endless opportunities for learning. With tablets, my students could be actively engaged in math, reading, language, social studies, and science activities. Scavenger hunts, listening activities, games, and curriculum review are only a small sample of the activities available. In a previous district, I used QR code scavenger hunts to help students review math concepts, learn about interesting and exciting new literature, and learn about holidays such as Juneteenth. Students can also earn Accelerated Reader points by taking quizzes and increase their learning via educational games and apps.

Students are aware of how iPads are used for fun.

My goal is for them to learn how they can be used to further their education. We don't want iPads just because they're the latest cool gadget, but because of all the accomplishments they'll enable us to reach.

Ms. Cummings
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad Mini MD528LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black & Slate) • Amazon $314.00 4 $1,256.00
Poetic SLIMLINE Portfolio Case for Apple iPad Mini Tablet Black(Automatically Wakes and Puts the iPad Mini to Sleep)(3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic) • Amazon $12.95 4 $51.80

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