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  • $1,379 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Motsinger
Grades 6-8
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Technology for Education and Empowerment

My students need an iPad, protective cases, and a desktop computer for computer aided instruction.

My Students

Alan Kay, a pioneer in the development of the computer, noted that until technology becomes as accessible as pencil and paper, we cannot expect technology to revolutionize the way students learn. This is especially true for students with disabilities who require technology to connect with the world.

I teach exceptional students with disabilities in a middle school classroom.

These students are incredibly intelligent, able and motivated to learn. My students are highly motivated by technology. Computer aided instruction with the iPad and computers can provide my students access to academic and communication applications.

My Project

Research shows that students with autism are visual learners who are highly engaged and motivated by computers, video and related media (Shane & Albert, 2008). One study conducted on computer-aided instruction showed that students with autism attended to computer generated instruction 97% of the time, compared to teacher generated instruction only 62% of the time (Moore & Calvert, 2007). With online instructional programs and iPad applications, my students will have the motivation and tools necessary to reach their highest potential.

Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT) found that with use of technology in the classroom, students were highly motivated to learn, had greater time spent on assignments and learning, increased initiative and took more risks.

By having an iPad and desktop computer in the classroom, there will be a profound effect on the educational experience of my students. Most importantly, learning will be fun and motivating for them!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® 2 Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 5 - 16 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $399.99 1 $399.99
Dell - Inspiron Desktop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive • Best Buy for Business $319.99 1 $319.99
Dell - E2014H 19.5'LED Monitor • Best Buy for Business $123.53 1 $123.53
OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Apple® iPad® 2 and iPad (3rd Generation) - Black • Best Buy for Business $44.40 4 $177.60

Materials cost

$1,021.11

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$93.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,171.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$206.80

Total project goal

$1,378.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,378.66

2 Donors

-$1,086.86

Donations toward project cost

-$1,086.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$191.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 10 students.

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