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Mrs. Cleer from Saint Louis MO is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Help Us Communicate With Our Friends!

My students need an iPad with Otter Box and Screen Protector to help communicate with their peers and teachers, supplement instruction and reinforce concepts learned.

  • $841 goal

This project expired on November 19, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Need to use the restroom? Not feeling well? Wanting to say "hi" to a friend? These every day conversations seem easy enough. For my students who are challenged with autism, it's not that easy. Having an iPad in the classroom would help make communication easier and less stressful for them.

My students are exceptional, happy children in grades Kindergarten through second grade.

They are all in a Special Education setting most of the day due to their special needs. They have difficulty communicating their wants and needs, acquiring educational concepts and have difficulty with social skills. All of my incredible students work hard and have a desire to learn. Our school has won awards for being a National School of Character and this shows daily in the hallways. Everyone is accepting of differences and the whole school is a true family. With funding cuts nation wide, technology has taken a back seat. With your help, my students will have access to technology that would otherwise not be available to them.

My Project

My students need an iPad with Otter Box and Screen Protector to help communicate with their peers and teachers, supplement instruction and reinforce concepts learned. Having an iPad in the classroom will give my students, many of whom are non-verbal, a voice to communicate with others. There are many programs and applications that specifically help students with autism communicate using pictures. I will use this technology to supplement my reading instruction by using text to speech programs that allow them to hear words they are reading. We will use it to supplement math instruction by using it to teach numbers, counting, and one-to-one correspondence. The opportunities are endless! This technology will bring to my students a sense of accomplishment allowing them to complete assignments independently without a teacher assisting them every step of the way.

This project is extremely important.

My students work so very hard for every bit of knowledge they learn and they deserve this extra help. I would love for them to be able to have this technology in their classroom so that they can communicate with ease, learn with the most up-to-date technology and have fun at the same time! Please help us! We would appreciate it so much!

Mrs. Cleer
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 7 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® with Retina display Wi-Fi - 4th generation - tablet - iOS 6 - 32 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $599.99 1 $599.99
OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Apple®iPad®2 and iPad (3rd Generation) - Black • Best Buy for Business $44.44 1 $44.44
OtterBox Vibrant Screen Protector - screen protector • Best Buy for Business $17.68 1 $17.68

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