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Ms. Pacanowski from Apopka FL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Code for Success

My students need STEM resources including an Apple iPad (with a protective screen and sleeve) and Osmo Coding software to develop 21st century skills!

  • $508 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a group of highly motivated and diverse learners at a Title I school. My class is an enrichment classroom with accelerated learning opportunities for my 18 high performing first graders. These students are talented readers and enjoy challenging and above grade level work. This year, these students will be learning first grade standards but will have many opportunities to interact with text and tasks that extend beyond first grade requirements.

When I raise the bar, my students always rise to the occasion.

My Project

It is very important to me to give my students opportunity to interact with technology and develop skills that they can use to be competitive in a vastly changing professional world. You may think these are lofty ambitions for first graders, but every journey begins with a single step. My students are curious, passionate, and I want nothing more than to give them the resources and guidance they need to begin that journey.

13 out of the 18 students in my room are girls, and I want to send them a clear message that science, math, and technology are not fields "just for boys." These resources will help students learn and practice coding in a fun and kid-friendly way.

It will hopefully spark an interest that they will continue to pursue throughout their educational careers. The protective accessories will also help to ensure that the iPad and Osmo resources will remain in great condition to inspire many of my future classes as well. Additionally, iPads are incredibly versatile so I will be able to download additional apps that reinforce skills like coding, creativity, and literacy!

I simply cannot fund projects like this without the amazing generosity of Donorschoose resources. Thank you for taking the time to read this project and to the many angels that have supported my projects already!

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Latest Model Apple iPad 9.7-inch Retina Display with WIFI, 32GB, Touch ID, Apple Pay, Silve • Amazon Business $303.29 1 $303.29
Osmo Coding Awbie Game + iPad Base • Amazon Business $64.92 1 $64.92
ZAGG InvisibleShield HDX Screen Protector - HD Clarity + Extreme Shatter Protection for Apple iPad Pro 9.7 / iPad Air 2 / iPad Air • Amazon Business $17.31 1 $17.31
Lacdo Shockproof Tablet Sleeve Case for iPad Pro 10.5 inch | 9.7 inch New iPad | iPad Pro | iPad Air 2 | iPad 4, 3 | Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Inch Protective Bag, fit Apple Smart Keyboard, Red/Black • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59

Materials cost

$395.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$431.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.07

Total project goal

$507.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$507.11

12 Donors

-$453.58

Donations toward project cost

-$388.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.04

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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