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Ms. Szakal from Henrico VA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Digital Storytelling in STEAM

Help me give my students an iPad, additional chargers, and a case to create digital stories and use various apps to enhance their projects.

  • $538 goal

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My Students

My students are amazing! I have the opportunity to work with all students in grades K-5 once a week, just over 600 kids! They come to the STEAM lab excited about what they will do in class and are eager to get started.

They are inquisitive and curious.

They want to know how and why things work, and work hard to problem solve in class.

A high percentage of our students are English language learners, many come to us knowing little or no English, but there's always a classmate (or ten) that are willing to jump in and help out when he or she doesn't understand or needs some guidance. Some even try to learn a few words in their peer's language in order to communicate with each other better.

My Project

My students need an iPad and case to create digital stories, videos, and even songs about their learning. (The additional chargers will be used to charge older iPads whose chargers were lost.) Students thrive when they are given opportunities to complete projects that force them to dive deeper into the curriculum and guide their own learning. When folks learn that I'm a STEAM teacher, it is easy to think that the technology portion is digital research, coding, or incorporating an app or program into a student's final product. While these are certainly great ways to get kids using technology, one of the best things about STEAM education is the purposeful integration of the arts and humanities into the curriculum.

Students in all grades will benefit from having access to the iPad.

The youngest students will be able to create a digital retelling of a story using photo and video apps combined with characters and props they made using play-doh, recycled materials, or even a simple illustration. Upper grades can choose to use the camera feature and photo and video apps to create music and green screen videos to retell or depict an event or time period in history that they're learning about, or have an interest in. The iPad will allow students to use technology to create interactive timelines, bring a famous Civil Rights leader, scientist, or role model to life.

Ms. Szakal
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
iPad and Case • Best Buy Education $368.07 1 $368.07
Belkin BOOST?UP Home Charger+Cable - power adapter • Best Buy Education $26.33 2 $52.66

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