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  • $843 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. F.
Grades 9-12
  • Outreach Academy
  • Cleveland, OH
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Technology for Special Needs

My students need an "accident proof" iPad to access the special education learning and communication resources available from the App Store.

My Students

Technology continues to open doors for students with disabilities. American poet, writer and teacher Mark Van Doren once said, "The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery," and for my students, each discovery is a celebration. iPads are the next wave of discovery for my students.

My students are a diverse group of 8th, 9th and 10th graders with profound intellectual and physical disabilities as well as medically fragile conditions.

They attend a K-12 school that offers a 12-month schedule and a modified curriculum of integrated disciplines working simultaneously using Common Core and Academic Content Standards-Extended. Education for my students is supported with Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy. We celebrate successes big and small and work to create a positive, fun learning environment where every student gets individualized attention and supports.

My Project

With its multi-touch screens and endless educational apps leveled according to students' cognitive age and developmental abilities, the Apple iPad delivers both the accessibility and portability that my students have only had a chance to briefly experience with a borrowed (therapist's personal iPad) device until now. It is an entirely new level of accessibility unmatched by desktop computers. With limited school funds, this technology was simply not in the budget...and while I have looked in to purchasing a device for my students to use out of my own personal funds, this unfortunately was not something that my budget could afford either.

I truly believe my role as a teacher is "...assisting discovery," as Mark Van Doren said.

I am constantly looking for new ways to assist my students in achieving new levels of discovery and learning! This technology would would be a tremendous asset to the learning that occurs in my classroom. Please help me assist my students by contributing to my project!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® - iPad® with Retina display Wi-Fi - 32GB - Black • Best Buy for Business $599.99 1 $599.99
LifeProof - nüüd Case for Select Apple®iPad®Models - Black • Best Buy for Business $64.52 1 $64.52

Materials cost

$664.51

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$716.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.44

Total project goal

$842.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$842.92

4 Donors

-$285.46

Donations toward project cost

-$242.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.82

Matching donations from our partners

-$557.46

Match offers toward project cost

-$473.84

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.62

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 7 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 5 other donors.

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