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Ms. Ruffer from Grand Blanc MI is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology Need!

My students need technology so we are asking for one iPad and a protective cover.

  • $293 goal

This project expired on June 2, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in our classroom is very busy. We are jam packed with math, guided reading, reading, writing, guided math, and then either music or PE. My students are awesome and have such great attitudes even though home lives are hard. We really work on teaching the whole child.

My students are from Flint, which is a city with a lot of struggles.

Our school really does have a great welcoming environment. My students are second graders who really like to do creative things. They have quite the imagination! They are full of humor and are so very smart. Some just need a bit more help to be on grade level. The goal is to have my students not only ready for third grade but ready for their future. Technology is the way of the future, and our students do not have a lot of opportunities to use good technology.

My Project

I know that asking for 1 iPad is small, but my classroom does not have other technology outside of a smartboard. The computer lab for the whole school (K-8) has less than 25 laptops. The majority of the laptops have multiple missing keys. Most classrooms have at least one computer, our classroom has none. This iPad could be using for reading, math practice, fluency practice, letter sounds, and so many more things. We would use them EVERYDAY! My students would be using the iPad to improve reading, math and grammar.

Technology is our future and unfortunately my students do not get a lot of exposure of helpful technology on an individual basis.

My students already come from a disadvantaged place so my job is to provide them with opportunities for success.

Ms. Ruffer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad mini FD531LL/A 16GB, Wi-Fi, (White/Silver) (Certified Refurbished) • Amazon Business $205.00 1 $205.00
iXCC Shockproof Silicone Protective Case Cover for iPad Mini, Mini 2, Mini 3 and iPad Mini Retina Models - Gray • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$214.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$248.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.80

Total project goal

$292.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$292.01

5 Donors

-$166.00

Donations toward project cost

-$150.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.75

match offer

-$115.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$97.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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