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Ms. Taylor from Jennings MO is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tablets as Alternative Pencils

My students need child-friendly tablets to access math and literacy instruction, despite motor impairments associated with their disabilities.

  • $656 goal

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My Students

We are a classroom of 14 students with significant cognitive or physical disabilities who are learning the functional skills needed to be included with their peers in the general education curriculum. Our students are from a low-income community in Saint Louis, Missouri. Despite the fact that our district cannot afford a bus service, our students still have over a 90% attendance rate. Our students' accomplishments have made our district the only accredited district in our region - they are working incredibly hard to close the achievement gap.

Despite their disabilities, our students are excellent self-advocates, and are exuberant in their efforts to learn new skills, and to attain the goals they have helped to create for themselves.

They are excited to learn everyday, and their energy is contagious. Through structured activities as well as play, my students and I teach one another everyday. Our classroom is a place for overcoming challenges, learning, and love.

My Project

Having child-friendly tablets would make a HUGE difference in my classroom for so many reasons. First, we only have one iPad in our classroom for student use. Having the iPad has been so amazing - it has increased student engagement and has allowed my students who are unable to write using a traditional pencil due to fine motor deficits to communicate using writing in ways they couldn't before. Some students struggle with the pincer grasp required to hold a pencil or pick up math manipulatives - when they use the iPad, they have the chance to show what they know, not what their bodies will allow them to do. The addition of more tablets would allow me to streamline this communicative instruction in a more meaningful way.

If our class receives the tablets, we will be able to use assistive technology software that will allow my kiddos to produce written work that is reflective of their personalities, despite their disabilities.

Having this technology will allow my students to access the curriculum despite motor and visual impairments. Not to mention, the effect educational technology has on student engagement!

The addition of these tablets will aid in giving my students a fair shot at accessing the curriculum with their nondisabled peers.

Ms. Taylor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon - Fire Kids Edition - 7'- Tablet - 16GB 7th Generation, 2017 Release - Blue • Best Buy Education $103.90 5 $519.50

Materials cost

$519.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$557.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.35

Total project goal

$655.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$655.64

3 Donors

-$487.99

Donations toward project cost

-$429.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.20

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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