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Ms. Hyde from Newark NJ is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading in the 21st Century

My students need IPADS to help engage them in reading. I teach an inclusion classroom in 4th grade and have students reading at a Kindergarten level. I need to incorporate technology to keep them engaged!

  • $986 goal

This project expired on April 5, 2017.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a school that is at 100% poverty level. My students are so amazing, and I ask for basic donations such as pencils and tissues, but I do not ask for much more given the financial situation most of their families are in. Most of my students are not at grade level with their reading and writing skills. I see students struggle and become disengaged when reading. I am always trying to come up with a new and innovative way to keep my students engaged.

My Project

I teach an inclusion fourth grade class at a charter school that is at 100% poverty level. This means that I have both general education and special education students in my classroom.

Although, I teach 4th grade, the majority of my students are reading below grade level.

I have some reading at the Kindergarten level. I notice that I lose engagement for my struggling readers as they become frustrated. I would use the different reading apps on the IPADS to increase student engagement during lessons. I would also love to use the IPADS as an incentive for my students. I want them to enjoy going on the IPADS and use the different apps to create their own book reports. I not only believe that I will see more student engagement but I believe I will have more confident and passionate readers.

I also will use the IPADs with mathematics. There are a lot of programs available and my school uses a curriculum that has an online program available. The only thing my students need is a computer and internet.

Ms. Hyde
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad Air MD786LL/A 9.7-Inch 32 GB Touchscreen Tablet (Black/Space Gray) • Amazon Business $380.00 2 $760.00
iPad Air 2 Case 9.7 inch, Armorex Durable Stylish [Shockproof] [Impact Resistant] [Kids Safe] Protective Silicone Cover for Apple iPad Air 2 (Blue) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98

Materials cost

$795.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$837.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.87

Total project goal

$985.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$985.79

6 Donors

-$972.55

Donations toward project cost

-$837.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$134.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

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$0.00

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