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Mrs. Elliott from Austin TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Help 101

My students need to be able to type their many essays on a keyboard instead of the actual ipad; they also need markers and erasers to complete our class groupwork on the board.

  • $363 goal

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My Students

Our school is one of a kind, as the entire population is considered Special Education. Each student learns English as a second language, since American Sign Language is their first. The students in my class struggle with English, and many want to improve their writing and grammar before entering college.

Every student at the Texas School for The Deaf is an English learner.

They are motivated and work very hard to prepare for life outside of high school. They spend their days creatively figuring out ways to communicate with people who don't know sign language, and they are patient and kind.

My Project

These keyboards will work wonders for my classroom. We work a lot on writing English as their second language, and I confer with students for feedback and writing workshops on how to improve their writing.

Many students are frustrated with attempting to type long essays on an ipad screen.

Some other students bring laptops from home to use and they finish way earlier than my students who are using an ipad. It is hard to type rough drafts and research papers, as they would prefer to spend time editing and not all of their time trying to type on the ipad screen. The expo markers would be a great tool as well, since I do a lot of work in plastic folders for students to write and them wipe-off after discussion. I also have a lot of on-the-board collaborative work. With these new keyboards, students would be able to type more easily, putting them at the same advantage as their laptop-using peers.

Mrs. Elliott
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ZAGG ZG12KB-BB0 Wired Keyboard with 18" Cable for iPod, iPad, iPhone including Lightning Port, Black • Amazon Business $38.80 6 $232.80
Expo 81045 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
12-Pack of Premium Magnetic Dry Erase Erasers / Dry Erasers - 2" x 2" - Perfect Whiteboard Erasers for Classroom, Home and Office • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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