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Ms. Kate Latshaw from Chicago IL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Tech-Savvy Teacher

I need an iPad and a few accessories for planning and presenting classroom lessons.

  • $623 goal

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My Students

My students attend a public neighborhood school on the south side of Chicago. I teach a wide demographic of young adults ranging from freshmen to juniors in high school. Next year, I will also be serving seniors. I have about 150 students divided up between English II: American Literature and AP Capstone Seminar and Research. My students are in desperate need of more resources and some individual feedback. Since this is a public school, they often fall victim to budget cuts, and they don't deserve to have their educational path rerouted as a result of poor funding; they deserve more. I want to supply these wonderful scholars with technology to further enhance their researching, writing, collaborating, and presentation skills. I truly believe that many of these students are bound to do amazing things that will change America in a meaningful, positive way.

These students are honestly the kindest, most genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of teaching.

They are respectful individuals, and they will use your donations to improve their academic skills in preparation for higher education and beyond.

My Project

I am in desperate need of an iPad and some accessories in order to properly plan technology-advanced lessons and interactive activities for my students. I had a Samsung computer, and it lasted for 5 years of public school teaching; this year, it crashed, and I have been borrowing a student's computer for presenting class lessons. I really think that an iPad is the best option to make lesson plans that will meet my students' needs and interests.

My students and I can have digital discussions, white-board chalk talks, digital sharing, and regular feedback for essays and presentations.

I want my lessons to be as paperless as possible; having an iPad will allow me to engage with my students in a more efficient, timely, and eco-friendly manner.

I will use the iPad in the following ways:

- My AP Capstone students regularly submit research proposals and practice exams that require immediate feedback. At the moment, the only time I can give feedback is by using the school's desktop computer or the laptop that I borrow from the student. With an iPad, I will be able to give immediate feedback on google docs that will show my students where they can improve their essays. I also plan on projecting their essays to the board and using the stylus to make edits as a class for students to get real-time feedback.

- I have created a website where students can engage in online discussion; with the iPad, I can monitor their discussion from home and move around the classroom to show students their opinions and how they pertain to the discussion prompt/topic.

- The keyboard will allow me to create power-points/google-slides that can teach new grammatical skills, writing prompts, and model writing skills for English Language Arts improvement.

Ms. Kate Latshaw
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (5th generation) with WiFi - 32GB - Gold • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
Apple - Apple Pencil for iPad Pro and iPad 9.7? (Latest Model) - White • Best Buy Education $95.99 1 $95.99
Logitech - Slim Keyboard Folio Case for Apple iPad • Best Buy Education $66.03 1 $66.03

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