You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

  • $528 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. New
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Touching All Learners with an iPad

My students need an iPad Technology Station to serve as an independent learning center during reading, writing, and math class.

My Students

What do all kindergarten teachers strive to achieve? Students who engage in the learning process. Students who guide their education. Most importantly, students who achieve confidence and independence to master skills for success, in school and beyond.

My students attend a Title I school where over 65% of students come from low income households.

This is a significant statistic because the iPad Technology Station would be a resource that many students do not have at home. In addition, in my class of 17 kindergarteners, the students have a wide range of abilities, including several with special education needs. In order to reach all learners, a kindergarten teacher must find ways to level the educational playing field for all students. The iPad applications allow the tracking of individual student progress and feedback with student data to enhance individualized student instruction. Technology, more specifically an iPad Technology Station, is one of the most effective ways to close the educational achievement gap.

My Project

An iPad Technology Station would increase student engagement in learning reading, writing, and math skills. Key Strategies for students include: introduce topics and revisit to reinforce ideas, greater student independence, six reading comprehension strategies, phonics (letter sounds and patterns), use of phonics rules and word patterns, refer to phonics rule/word pattern book for assistance in letter sounds, fluency by example through audio texts, fluency by practice through voice recording, writing with pictures/animation, writing expository essays, recognition of numbers, counting practice, telling time, memorization of basic math facts (+ and -). The iPad Technology Station would allow my students to complete reading, writing, and math activities, including basic skills my students might not otherwise master. Students can learn to tell stories, read letter sounds, read words and sentences, answer comprehension questions, recognize numbers, and review addition/subtraction facts.

The user friendly, intuitive applications will allow students to practice skills independently or in partners.

With students on task and focused, I am able to give my undivided attention to specific groups of students who may need more differentiating in the curriculum. Students receive immediate, positive feedback during these interactive iPad applications, which will foster a sense of increasing self-confidence in their abilities and greater motivation to become lifelong learners.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


5 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Matching donations from our partners


Match offers toward project cost


Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Evanston","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[124207],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":986048,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":17,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. New","authorIds":{"124207":{"owner":"Mr. New","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[986048],"proposalHash":"101404780","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":64057,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTY0MjQ0Mg==","Nzg3OTc2","MTQwOTM3","MTgxMTg3MA==","MTgxMjAxOQ==","MTgxMTg3OA==","MTgxMjI5NA=="],"teacherId":124207,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}