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Ms. Michelle from San Marcos CA is requesting computers & tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Must Have Digital Tool for Making Gains in Digital Learning

Help me give my students the best instruction possible during distance learning with an iPad that allows me to record student thinking while facilitating live reading and math interventions with my students on Zoom.

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My Students

I work with students with special needs in an inclusive, project based school. Over 80% of our students receive free or reduced priced lunches due to socioeconomic disadvantages. Despite these factors working against them, my students have grit, determination, and the desire to succeed.

Our school is dedicated to teaching everyone through project-based learning as a social justice educational tool.

We are a progressive, public, charter school devoted to teaching every child the skills and concepts they need to be successful in our ever-changing world.

We have created engaging, interactive online learning but cannot replicate the materials and books we have in the classroom.

We serve a large Mexican American population as well as a diverse social-economic group of families in the North County San Diego area. Our students love to build and have a natural curiosity about the world around them. With a project-based learning approach, we attempt to build an engaging classroom, rich with materials and access to real tools and resources. This has been challenging in a distance learning program.

We do not receive as much funding as local public schools and do not burden our parents with expenses; therefore, we are responsible for our own classroom.

My Project

The iPad a will make a huge difference for my students. It will allow me to be an effective online teacher, AND can be brought into the classroom when our school building reopens. It will be a tool for me to better communicate to students and families, and a tool to better facilitate class discussions online (and at school).

A colleague of ours ran a beautiful math workshop for teachers this week, and utilized the synergy of the iPad and Zoom, as well the responsiveness of the iPad to live teaching.

With the stylist, she was able to record our responses live and facilitate a rich conversation around best math practices. Last Spring, I felt inadequate while stumbling to use my cursor to record student ideas. My writing was hard to read and too slow to support our discussions, and probably did more harm than benefit. This technology will change that immediately.

In addition, an iPad will be a great tool for the classroom once we reopen. Students will have an opportunity to access new apps, and record their thinking by using the microphone, video and camera. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have a brand new iPad and stylist to improve my teaching and ultimately to improve the learning of my precious students at home and in the classroom.

Ms. Michelle
Grades 3-5

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Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $330.00 1 $330.00

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