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Mrs. Greb from Houston TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read a Book, It's Good for You

My students need an iPad and accessories to help stimulate their interest in reading. Most haven't read a whole book since 3rd grade. These students like technology.

  • $746 goal

This project expired on February 15, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have yet to enjoy the great movie that they can make in their head by using their imagination while reading. It is better than going to the real movies any old time.

My students are at risk of dropping out of school.

Some of them have babies, some have to work to help support their families, and some have been jail. The one thing that they all have in common is they all wish to complete their education and get their diplomas.

My Project

My students all love their cell phones. I am hoping that I can use the iPad in class to help them discover that reading is life long skill that will enrich their lives now and into the future. I hope that using the iPad will peak their interest in reading. Most of the books that I have in my room are lower level and at least 5 years old and falling a part. I hate to have to hand a book to student with a rubber band on it to keep it from falling a part.

Most my students come from poverty.

They haven't passed their exit exam due to gaps in their education and poor reading skills. Please, help us give these students a better future for themselves and families. Help them learn to read.

Mrs. Greb
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® with Retina display Wi-Fi - 4th generation - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $499.99 1 $499.99
Apple® Lightning to VGA Adapter - VGA adapter • Best Buy for Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Targus - Versavu Carrying Case for iPad, Accessories - Black • Best Buy for Business $32.86 1 $32.86

Materials cost

$582.84

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$633.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.81

Total project goal

$745.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$745.39

1 Donor

-$745.39

Donations toward project cost

-$633.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.81

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$0.00

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