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Ms. Iwaishi from Waimanalo HI is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Striving for Innovation

My students need 2 IPads with protective covers to innovate my teaching and their learning.

  • $2,128 goal

This project expired on August 20, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember your first experience with a computer? Do you remember the wonder and awe of clicking that mouse and seeing the effect on the computer? My students yearn for that kind of experience on the technological device of their time...iPads!

Aloha from the beautiful state of Hawaii!

Kindergarten is a milestone in the lives of my 24 students. Our school is located in a predominantly rural, low-income neighborhood with a considerable portion of the children being of native Hawaiian and/or Pacific Island ancestry. With the financial and family challenges impacting their lives, most of my students do not have access to current technology which is critical to facilitating their learning.

My Project

iPads are versatile devices which will positively impact my teaching and my students' learning. Using the iPads will allow me to model and teach common core standards in a manner that is more engaging to my students. iPads can be instrumental in captivating students' attention, motivating them to learn, and capitalizing on their strengths and interests. My students will use the iPads to learn new academic skills and reinforce learned skills in a game format. They will learn the basics of word processing, taking/editing pictures/videos, creating digital presentations, and managing their own student portfolios. The iPads will provide my students with experiences that will positively impact their technological efficiency throughout their academic lives. The iPad covers will ensure that the iPads will be kept in good condition for future kindergarten students.

We are striving to innovate teaching and learning in our class through current technology.

With iPads the possibilities for learning are virtually limitless! Be a catalyst who opens our technological world!

Ms. Iwaishi
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® with Retina display Wi-Fi - 4th generation - tablet - iOS 6.1 - 128 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $799.99 2 $1,599.98
Apple® iPad® Smart Cover - protective cover for web tablet • Best Buy for Business $69.99 2 $139.98

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