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Mrs. Vilte from Santa Ana CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Engagement Through Technology

My students need an iPad to enhance their collaborative learning and higher order thinking skills in our 21st century classroom.

  • $759 goal

This project expired on January 1, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher's hand , because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world." David Warlick

My class is an academically and ethnically diverse group of 34 fourth grade students.

Ninety-seven percent of my students have a primary language other than English. Eighty percent of those students are limited in their English proficiency. Over 90% of my class participates in the free meal programs. Additionally, several of my students need additional support and multiple modalities to support their learning. Technology helps support my instruction, as it is a tool that they all need to become college and career ready.

My Project

Using advanced technology in my classroom will produce endless opportunities. An iPad is a tool that will allow me to keep my 4th grade audience engaged and connected. It will enable me to teach with no delays and distractions. It will also grant me the freedom to walk around the room and interact with my students while teaching. I will be able to simultaneously track students' work and progress. The students will be able to display their work and record ideas and images from their discussion groups using voice-record, videos and web image searches. They will have hands-on access to the past and present in the areas of art, music, and literature. The possibilities for discovery are limitless.

My students need an iPad to give them the technological tools that they need to advance in our 21st Century learning world.

Having access to an iPad will prepare my students to be college and career ready in our challenging and complex world. With your help, we can help these students reach their true potential.

Mrs. Vilte
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 34 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® with Retina display Wi-Fi - 4th generation - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $499.99 1 $499.99
OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Apple®iPad®2 and iPad (3rd Generation) - Black • Best Buy for Business $44.41 1 $44.41

Materials cost

$544.40

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$49.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$644.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.71

Total project goal

$758.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$758.09

2 Donors

-$733.09

Donations toward project cost

-$623.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$109.96

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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