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Ms. Soliz from Christi TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tapping into Technology with an iPad.

My students need an iPad to use as a way to read electronic books.

  • $751 goal

This project expired on May 26, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

John Dewey once said, "If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." I cannot agree more with this.

My students live in a high poverty area of the city.

Many of my students come from broken homes and some even reside in the local homeless shelters and motels. Sadly, my students do not have viable academic resources at home. Education isn't regularly touted in their homes. Higher education is an abstract idea and isn't talked about. Their academic, social, and emotional needs are met at their school with the help of caring teachers and administrators.

My Project

I currently teach 6th grade English Language Arts. Many of my students are struggling readers who have a very negative view towards reading. They have little desire to pick up a book and view reading as a chore. My goal is for my students to discover and foster a love for reading. I feel that an Apple iPad might be just the trick to for my reluctant readers to encounter reading in a new, exciting way. With an Apple iPad, my students will be able to increase their reading fluency and comprehension, do research projects, download books, create videos and so much more. My audio, visual and tactile learners would all benefit equally from the iPad.

The iPad would give my students endless possibilities with their learning.

With a simple touch, my students will be able to increase their writing, communication and technological skills, thus leading to increased literacy. Donations to this project would open up their world and help them achieve academic success. Thank you.

Ms. Soliz
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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31 donors31 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
iPad with Retina display 32 GB- Black • Apple $599.00 1 $599.00

Materials cost

$599.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$637.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.58

Total project goal

$750.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$750.56

27 Donors

-$597.49

Donations toward project cost

-$509.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.28

Matching donations from our partners

-$151.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$128.78

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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