You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

  • $946 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Saintis
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Special Needs High School Students Need Access To Technology

My students need two Apple iPads in order to increase their fluency with technology, as well as to engage students and increase interest.

My Students

I would like to expose my students to technology on a regular basis in order to increase their fluency and prepare them for life in a digital era as well as for computerized state testing.

My students come from low income households where they do not have access to technology.

Many of my students struggle with basic computer skills including how to research and type on computers and tablets. I teach instructional classes with a smaller teacher to student ratio for students with mild cognitive disabilities, as well as students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

My Project

Having iPads in the classroom will improve student success in several ways. I often structure my classroom in stations, and ask students to rotate in order to expose them to several skills in one lesson. I would use the iPads in a technology station in which students can complete web quests and interactive online activities. This will improve their proficiency with technology and also engage them when learning about difficult scientific information. The iPads will also help my students with attention disorders, as it will keep them actively engaged at the station and allow them to access the material in a unique way through individualized activities. I have many visual learners, and including videos in an iPad station will ensure that they are empowered and motivated. For those students with social-emotional deficiencies, sharing the iPads with classmates is a life skill that is not only important, but imperative for succeeding in the 'real world' after graduating.

Integrating technology in the classroom is important for my students who do not have access to computers or tablets of any kind at home.

For my students with disabilities, the iPads will allow them another way to access the material - through the internet or powerful educational apps - and level the playing field to ensure their success in school. I hope to also increase their chances of being successful after they graduate from high school in our ever-increasing digital world

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad with Retina Display MD513LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) 4th Generation • Amazon $381.00 2 $762.00

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


9 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Community Fund and 9 other donors.

View more projects matched by Community Fund.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1939360],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1341565,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Saintis","authorIds":{"1939360":{"owner":"Ms. Saintis","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1341565],"proposalHash":"884950144","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20469932,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjUyNDA1Mg==","MjcyODgwNA==","MjcxNzcyMg==","MjczMjk2MA==","MjU0ODYxNQ==","MjcxNzQ2Mw==","MjMyNDA2MA==","MjU1NjI5MQ==","MjY2NDY5Mw==","MjMxMDE4"],"teacherId":1939360,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}