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

Special People Communicating Through Apps!

My students need two iPad minis and cases to aide in communicating on a daily basis.

  • $951 goal

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My Students

"Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding." - Robert John Meehan This is my classroom quote. I teach a life skills class to a group of special needs students who are all unique and capable of learning.

My classroom is filled with AMAZING students!

I have the honor of teaching special needs students daily life skills. My students are learning how to complete daily task that many of us take for granted. Each child comes to my room with different learning and physical disabilities. In my classroom we SMILE, LAUGH and LEARN!

My Project

My class will be using these iPad minis with cases to communicate! I have a number of students who can not verbally communicate, yet they are eager to interact in class. These students have so much to tell us and teach us! Award winning apps have been created to speak for a disabled child by the touch of a picture. My students are currently using the app on an iPad they share in my classroom to request simple items and participate in the lesson. By adding two iPad minis to my classroom, my nonverbal students will have a voice of their own. Since iPads are portables devices, my students will be able to use the speaking apps throughout the day interacting with their peers, teachers, cafeteria ladies and principals. The iPads minis will also be used for academic and daily learning activities.

Take a moment and image not be able to speak or talk to your family.

I have students that can not speak to us in words yet they are eager and excited to have a voice in my classroom. My students are learning how to request their needs and wants with apps on portable tablets. With the help of your funding, each child in my classroom will have voice!

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Mrs. Shockley
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad mini 2 with Wi-Fi - 16GB - Silver • Best Buy Education $269.99 2 $539.98
NETGEAR - Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart Wi-Fi Dual-Band Wireless-AC Router - Black • Best Buy Education $195.25 1 $195.25
Targus - Safe Fit Case for Apple iPad mini, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 - Blue • Best Buy Education $15.24 2 $30.48
Dynex? - 6'Cat-5e Network Cable - Gray • Best Buy Education $1.01 1 $1.01

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