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Ms. Brennan from Middle Village NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Gift of Technology: Helping Students Communicate

My students need mini iPads in order to have more access to communication throughout the school day.

  • $780 goal

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My Students

My six students are sweet, energetic, motivated children that are eager to learn and interact. These 6 kindergarten-second graders are currently in a 6:1:1 classroom in a highly specialized program that serves children with Autism. Throughout the school day, my students work extremely hard on academics, daily living skills, socialization, and communication.

Each student in my classroom has a strong desire to interact and communicate.

My classroom consists of students that are verbal and non-verbal. Throughout the school day, my students use a variety of ways to communicate. Students in my classroom use pictures, visuals, and personalized devices. As a 6:1:1 teacher I am constantly looking for ways I can support my students in the area of communication.

My Project

Technology has become a wonderful tool in developing the speech and language of students with specific needs. Many students who are non-verbal use technology in order to express their wants and needs.

Mini iPads will help provide more opportunities for my students to interact with their peers and teachers throughout the school day.

The iPads will be able to enhance our school day by providing the non-verbal students with more opportunities to communicate. These iPads will also be a great way for the students to access educational websites, suggested by our school. Students now are often unable to access these websites because they are unable to use a mouse. Students will thrive with the touch screen set up.

Ms. Brennan
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 6 students.

18 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple ME277LL/A 8-inch iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display (1.30GHz Dual-core Processor, 32GB GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM, Wi-Fi, iOS 7 Operating System) Space Gray • Amazon Business $296.50 2 $593.00
HDE iPad Mini 2 3 Case for Kids - Shock Proof Rugged Heavy Duty Impact Resistant Protective Cover Handle Stand for Apple iPad Mini 1 2 3 Retina (Purple) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
HDE iPad Mini 2 3 Case for Kids - Shock Proof Rugged Heavy Duty Impact Resistant Protective Cover Handle Stand for Apple iPad Mini 1 2 3 Retina (Blue) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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