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Ms. Gobeyn from Rockingham NC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need two large keyboards and one set of high quality headphones to use computers more independently.

  • $373 goal

This project expired on August 5, 2011.

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My Students

Due to poor fine motor skills some of my students struggle to type on a regular keyboard. We have one adapted keyboard, however two more keyboards will allow my students to have more time on the computer daily.

I teach in a self contained middle/high school special education classroom.

My students are extremely creative, intelligent, curious, and hard working. They amaze me everyday in the ways they think outside the box. My students "disabilities" are mild and moderate intellectual disability, physical disabilities, and autism. My students LOVE books. I get asked at least 10 times a day when we are going back to the library. My biggest classroom management "problem" is keeping them away from the bookshelf during instructional time and not taking too many books to lunch or recess. They are very curious and enjoy learning about new things. They learn best and are most engaged with hands on activities. They want to be involved all the time and are very active and excited learners. Almost everyday all of my students return their homework.

My Project

I am requesting two large keyboards that have 1 inch keys. One of the keyboards is color coded by consonants, vowels, numbers, and special keys. The other keyboard is black and white. Some of my students struggle to hit the correct key on a regular keyboard due to poor fine motor skills. Most of these students are unable to write using a pencil as well due to poor fine motor skills. An adapted keyboard gives them the opportunity to write. My students love to use the computers. They are constantly asking when they can get on the computers. Right now we have one adapted keyboard and the students love to type on it. I am also requesting a pair of Skullcandy headphones. These headphones block out outside noise. Some of my students have a lot of trouble focusing and these headphones will help them stay focused while working on the computer.

Computers are the future.

My students are in middle and high school and some are unable to write due to physical disabilities and poor fine motor control. If they can learn to type and use a computer they will be able write. Right now we have one adapted keyboard, two more keyboards will give my students more time daily on the computer. This will help them gain computer and literacy skills.

Ms. Gobeyn
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KEYBOARD - MYBOARD UPPERCASE LETTERS • Abilitations, Inc. $85.49 1 $85.49
KEYBOARD - WIRELESS VISIONBOARD • Abilitations, Inc. $94.99 1 $94.99
Skullcandy HESH headphones • Best Buy $49.99 1 $49.99

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