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Ms. Tivnan from South Dennis MA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tech Savvy Centers

My students need Ipads to work independently in centers. The iPads will allow for differentiating instruction between students. There are many apps that will support students in their language learning.

  • $1,158 goal

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My Students

My Students

My ESL (English as a Second Language) Classroom is located in a school that serves an economically challenged district on Cape Cod.

My students include refugees, recent immigrants and US born non-native speakers Grades 4-5.

A very large percentage of them are categorized at poverty level. The challenges they face are immense but their determination to succeed here in the US far surpasses their limitations. What they need is help and resources to get them there. Because of their Non-English speaking status, my students face the dual challenge of keeping up with their peers in a rigorous academic environment while simultaneously acquiring a brand new language. Research shows that language development is accelerated when students have multi-modal learning opportunities throughout their day. This means hearing, listening, seeing and doing. I rely on technology to help me bring the world from the outside into my classroom but I need your help.

My Project

Imagine what it would be like to be a in a school where most of the students & teachers speak a different language than you do - where most everything is foreign to you!

Help me bring the World into my classroom - iPads will allow my students to deepen and share their learning experiences.

Education research shows students acquire language when the curriculum is made comprehensible for them. My classroom would truly be a better place if I could help my students access challenging curriculum with the use of iPads.

Each school day I teach twenty-five English Language Learners in a culturally sensitive laboratory style classroom. My students visit me in groups for approximately 1-2 hours per day. Our learning time together is very rigorous - we have a lot of work to do with very little time and resources available. I am requesting 4 iPads to help me enhance the learning environment in my classroom so that I can help them catch up to their native English speaking peers as quickly as possible. I am requesting covers to protect the iPads from getting damaged so we will have the use of them for a very long time.

Ms. Tivnan
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad Air MD786LL/A - A1474 (32GB, Wi-Fi, Black with Space Gray) (Certified Refurbished) • Amazon Business $219.00 4 $876.00
Fintie iPad 9.7 Inch 2017 / iPad Air 2 / iPad Air Case - [Corner Protection] Multi-Angle Viewing Folio Stand Cover w/ Pocket, Auto Wake / Sleep for Apple iPad 2017 Model, iPad Air 1 2, Navy • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96

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