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Ms. Weiser from Gilroy CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology Transforms Autism Classroom, Phase II

My students need one Microsoft Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro Keyboard and cover.

  • $1,936 goal

This project expired on May 15, 2014.

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My Students

Imagine the inability to communicate your thoughts clearly, or the inability to read, or make meaningful relationships. My students struggle with many of these components of life that we take for granted. The use of technology bridges the gap and levels the playing field.

I have been given the gift of working with a unique population of students that receive Special Education services for a variety of disabilities (Processing disorders, dyslexia, ADHD, and Autism.

All of these students, no matter what their academic abilities, are mainstreamed into all core classes. My job is to differentiate the instruction being taught by the General Education teachers to insure each child's individual academic and social needs are met. Technology, specifically educational apps, will allow the students to successfully work in the General Education setting.

My Project

My Special Education students will use the Microsoft Surface Pro laptop for a variety of reading, writing and learning activities. Special apps (Dragon Speak, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.) will provide access to textbook texts and read-alouds. Students will use the keyboard to type class notes and develop their reading and writing skills. The laptop will be used by individual students and for small group instruction. Also, the Surface Pro 2 will allow me to easily video stream in my lessons. In addition, the laptop will serve as a link to the students' own tablets, laptops and smartphones, extending it's usage and power.

This requested Microsoft Surface Pro 2 laptop will allow me to interface with a variety of students and their different tablets, laptops, phones, etc.

Learning these technology and literacy skills in high school will prepare my students for college. Thank you for supporting this important project.

Ms. Weiser
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 10 6 Core i5 4200U Windows 8 1 Pro 8 GB RA • CDW-G $1,297.60 1 $1,297.60
Microsoft Surface Type Cover 2 keyboard • CDW-G $122.44 1 $122.44
Snugg Microsoft Surface 1 & 2 Leather Wallet Case in Black for RT and Pro - High Quality Case with Card Slot, Pocket and Premium Nubuck Fibre Interior • Amazon $29.99 1 $29.99

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