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Mrs. Pietsch from Carson CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching With a Tablet: Hands-On Learning in SPED

Help me give my students direct hands-on instruction with the touch screen Microsoft Surface tablet and a surface pen to allow my students to practice their writing skills while using technology.

  • $1,142 goal

This project expired on May 27, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My wonderful students each have their own special, fun personalities that light up the room. I enjoy building their confidence in learning activities that are of interest to them personally.

In my classroom we focus on all of our abilities not the disabilities that others may see.

It is very important to us as a classroom to show others everything we can do!

We want to embrace all of our diverse cultures and families. We are a family inside the classroom and it is a safe, loving environment to learn in. Most students in my classroom are nonverbal but communicate through pictures, sounds, and actions. I also have students who are visually impaired.

My Project

The Microsoft Surface Pro, docking station, and Surface pen would allow me to teach my special needs students in a variety of ways. I could interact with them throughout the classroom, without being stuck to a cord. It is important for my students to be able to interact with the lessons because most of them are nonverbal and would benefit from showing me what they are learning. A wireless tablet and pen would give my students the opportunity to practice their writing skills and show their peers how they are doing right then and there. The tablet would give me the opportunity to expose students in wheelchairs to the lessons without being so far from the board.

Mrs. Pietsch
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Microsoft Surface Go 10 Pentium Gold 4415Y 8GB RAM 128GB SSD EDU Silver • CDW-G $509.08 1 $509.08
Microsoft Surface Docking Station • CDW-G $164.90 1 $164.90
Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover EDU Black • CDW-G $87.88 1 $87.88
Microsoft Surface Pen stylus Bluetooth 4 0 platinum • CDW-G $87.88 1 $87.88

Materials cost

$849.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$77.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$970.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$171.22

Total project goal

$1,141.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,141.46

3 Donors

-$569.00

Donations toward project cost

-$486.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.35

match offer

-$568.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$483.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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