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Ms. Lipensky from Palm Harbor FL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Small Hands For Technology

My students need 3 Apple iPads and 3 iPad cases for the classroom.

  • $1,171 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"A person's a person, no matter how small." ~ Dr. Seuss. My biggest challenge is preparing my Exceptional Student Education students (Autistic, language impaired, etc.) for Kindergarten. They have a hard time staying focused and showing what they know.

My classroom is a blended Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten classroom consisting of half General Education Students and half Exceptional Student Education students (Autism, language impaired, developmentally delayed, etc.) They are a very friendly group of four and five year old's and enjoy playing in centers and being active outside.

The students love doing art projects, cooking activities, and experiments. Our school is very nice and we have some technology such as a smart board in our classroom. My students don't always show what they know when asked, but when they are observed during fun activities, such as when using technology, their knowledge really shows and their faces light up with joy. They respond very well to technology.

My Project

Having iPads in the classroom will allow my students to learn their letters, letter sounds, shapes, colors, numbers, phonological awareness, etc. These early childhood readiness skills are vital to their success in Kindergarten. Not only will the students enhance their learning of these skills, but I can get a true understanding of what they know and what they need more work on. When assessing with technology my students tend to show more of what they know. They are also more eager to learn when technology is being used. We will use these iPads during centers time, small group, as well as ways to keep data on students goals and work on their learning goals.

Having iPads will enhance the learning and curriculum in the classroom.

Having a better understanding of what the students know and what they need to work on will allow me to either keep working on a strategy, or move on to the next level (such as moving from letters and letter sounds to beginning word sounds). Being that many of my students are in the Exceptional Student Education program and may be delayed, my students can be better prepared for Kindergarten.

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Ms. Lipensky
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $299.99 1 $299.99
Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $299.99 1 $299.99
Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $299.99 1 $299.99
Rocketfish? Mobile - Case for Most Tablets Up to 10' • Best Buy for Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Rocketfish? Mobile - Case for Most Tablets Up to 10' • Best Buy for Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Rocketfish? Mobile - Case for Most Tablets Up to 10' • Best Buy for Business $12.87 1 $12.87

Materials cost

$938.58

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$994.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$175.53

Total project goal

$1,170.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,170.19

11 Donors

-$585.49

Donations toward project cost

-$497.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.82

match offer

-$584.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$496.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.70

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$0.00

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