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  • $696 goal

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Mrs. Breeden
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Technology To Inspire, Encourage And Differentiate

My students need an Apple IPad, a smart case for protection, and a digital multimedia receiver to project screen on the television.

My Students

It is not easy to integrate independent technology practice and development in a classroom that does not have working student computers. I am a special education teacher at a Title I public school in Texas.

All of my students are at-risk with learning disabilities in multiple areas.

I have a case load of 39 students in grades 1st through 5th that have resource and inclusion needs. The majority of my students' preferred learning styles are visual and kinesthetic, but vary in weaknesses and skill levels.

My Project

I can just see the excitement in their eyes when I introduce the Apple iPad and Apple receiver to my students. I can touch on a variety of learning styles and different skill levels in one lesson with an iPad and its many apps. At least 95% of my students do not have a computer and Internet access at home. Having one in the classroom will open doors to a world they could never imagine as well as opportunities for success in our ever changing global community. Many of my special education students lack confidence in their abilities and have low self-esteem, which hinders their willingness to participate and fully engage in learning. iPads are proven effective in prompting the most disconnected students to interact in the classroom and have fun while learning.

There has been a significant shift from traditional teacher-directed educational instruction to student-centered learning activities that promote interactive engagement, individual responsibility, and self-assessment.

Having technology resources readily available to my students gives them a valuable opportunity to become responsible digital citizens in our global community.

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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
Apple® TV - digital multimedia receiver • Best Buy for Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Griffin Survivor - protective case for web tablet • Best Buy for Business $40.95 1 $40.95

Materials cost

$540.93

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$591.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.30

Total project goal

$695.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$695.34

1 Donor

-$695.34

Donations toward project cost

-$591.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 39 students.

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