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Mr. Guerra from Kansas City MO is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Support English Language Learners by Funding an iPad.

My students need one iPad mini, stylus pens, an iPad mini case, and a cleaning pad.

  • $473 goal

This project expired on March 11, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am an English as Second Language teacher who serves over eighty students from the first and second grades. I work with eleven groups of students weekly. I incorporate evidence based strategies that have been proved effective with English Language Learners such as physical movement and visuals.

We are a Title 1 urban school that serves close to 600 students.

95.4% of our students are eligible for free or reduced price lunch. 94.8% of our students have been determined to be limited English proficient. We have a dedicated, united, and caring staff. Imagine you are nine years old. Your family moves to a country where you don't know the language. You might feel scared, confused, and alone. Despite this my students always come ready to learn and have a positive attitude. Overcoming a language barrier is a huge undertaking and I find their drive and attitude inspiring! My students learn best through hands on and visual experiences. Pictures/visuals are universal and transcend any language barrier. For this reason I am turning to the public and asking for their support to bring technologies such as iPads and the Apple tv to my classroom. Incorporating these technologies will have a huge impact on my students' achievement and will expedite their language acquisition.

My Project

ELL students learn best through hands on and visual experiences. Pictures/visuals are universal and transcend any language barrier. For this reason I am turning to the public and asking for their support to bring the Apple iPad mini to our classroom. We will use the iPad mini in the classroom to stream content from our iPads to a TV monitor. We will stream video, apps, pictures, and even student writing. We will use the iPad mini to record students speaking, reading, and writing.

Incorporating the iPad mini will have a huge impact on my students' achievement and will expedite their language acquisition because they will be motivated to use the device to write, read, and learn.

The iPad mini is a visual and tactile learning tool, these strategies have been proved effective with ELL students.

Mr. Guerra
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad Mini MD528LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black & Slate) • Amazon $322.99 1 $322.99
AmazonBasics 3-Pack Executive Stylus for Touchscreen Devices (Black, Silver, Blue) • Amazon $16.99 1 $16.99
Photive iPad Mini Ultra Slim Folio Case with Built in Stand and Stylus Holder Designed for the New iPad mini / iPad mini Retina / iPad mini 2. Smart Cover Case Supports Sleep/Wake Feature - Orange • Amazon $15.95 1 $15.95
Targus CleanVu Cleaning Pads for Apple iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4th Generation, iPad mini, iPhone, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy, BlackBerry Playbook TXA00212US (2Black/1Red) 3 Pack • Amazon $10.28 1 $10.28

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