We made our goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
$338 dollars to go in less than 12 hours. Help us reach our goal we are so close.
We have raised $255 this morning and now only have $413 more dollars to go. Help us keep the momentum up and reach our goal before our last day to fundraise is over.
We have less than 24 hours before our fundraiser is over and we need $668 more dollars! Help our students reach their goal by donating today, time is running out.
One more day to go and we only have $728 to go. Please help my students reach their fundraising goal of $5,000. It has been a very powerful experience for my students to see that they can set their sights high and achieve wonderful things.
Wow! Thanks to the Worley P.T.A. for their generous donation. Now we are only $753 dollars away from reaching our goal. We have two more days left so please help out if you can and thank you to all of the people who have helped us out so far!
We have two more days to raise $1,425 dollars. Any help you can give will move us towards reaching our goal!
We have three more days to raise $1,425 dollars. Any help you can give will move us towards reaching our goal!
We have four more days to raise $1,450 dollars. Any help you can give will move us towards reaching our goal!
We have reached our original goal of $3,500!!!!! We need another $1,500 to buy a charging cart. I am going to be making a purchase within the next two weeks, so we have until next Friday to raise the rest of the $1,500. Please help us out by sharing our link with everyone you know and if you have not donated yet, please consider helping out some great third grade students! Thank you everyone for helping us out.
Help us raise $1,600 this weekend! We will be ending our fundraiser within the next two weeks and have just a little bit more to go. Time is running out, so please consider donating today and help give these third graders new technology for the classroom.
Sorry, from Canton to Southbank is about 10,000 miles!
Wow! We have a new winner for the furthest donor. 12,000 miles thanks to Scott Howard from Southbank, Australia. We are getting so close to our goal. Thank you everyone who has helped us so far.
Today, one student from our class donated $30.00. She has been doing extra chores and work around the house to earn the extra money. We have the most dedicated students!
Well it has been one month since we started our fundraiser. I am happy to say that we have raised $3,000 dollars! The students are very thankful to everyone that has donated. We have set a new goal of $5,000 to pay for a charging cart and some more iPads. If you have not donated, please consider this great cause of putting new technology into students' hands.
Update!!! We are close to our original goal of $3,500 and that is great. I decided to raise our goal so that we could possibly purchase a charging cart and more devices. Thank you everyone for your support so far, you are all awesome!
Let's meet our goal this weekend! We have only $750 dollars to reach $3,500 and we need your help to get there. This is your chance to be a part of something great and change the lives of many children to come. Thank you everyone for your support- Jonathan
We need your help!!!!!!! We are only $900 away from meeting our goal. Thank you everyone who has supported us so far!
Be a part of something great! Please donate today and see us reach our goal. We have raised $2,600 dollars in 20 days and have met 75% of our goal. We need your help to get us the rest of the way.
This morning 35 students and their fearless leader Mrs. Perry of Worley's Junior Patrol arrived at my classroom door with smiles and a container. These students, from grade 2 up to 6, caught wind of our fundraiser and decided to take action. They scraped up all of the spare change they could find, even throwing in a $5 and some $1's, to help us out. They managed to pull together $45 dollars! The students and staff at Worley Elementary are truly exceptional people. Thank you!
Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are going to be able to buy 10 or more iPad Minis when we reach our goal. If you have not donated yet please do. If you have donated, thank you, and keep helping us out by spreading the word. We are just under $1,500 away from our goal. Let's keep up this great momentum!
We are up over $2,000 dollars! Thank you everyone who has supported our cause. We have completed and sent the first round of thank yous and gifts so be on the look out. Here is a picture of some of the things we have made. Keep spreading the word!
We hit 50%! Thank you everyone for supporting us. The students have been busy making the thank you cards and gifts. Pictures of the cranes and rockets with the thank you cards are coming soon. If you have not donated yet, please consider helping us reach our goal. We are almost there and need every little bit of help anyone can offer. Please share our page to help keep spreading the word.
We are doing great! In a week we have raised 1/3 of our goal. Not only have we raised $1,200, but we also received a donation of free science apps for all the iPad Minis from Alex Jones. Alex messaged me and offered frees science apps he has created. Here is his website http://www.sciencethroughphotography.com.
Go check out the cool apps we will have on our new iPad Minis. Thanks Alex and everyone else who has helped us out so far!
WOW! We went from 10% yesterday to 24%. If we can keep this pace up we will meet our goal in six more days! My students volunteered their recess today to draft thank you letters and we will be starting the thank you gifts tomorrow. For all of you who have donated, watch for a letter from us soon. Thank you all again.
WOW! We are at 10% in under two days. My students were excited when I told them that two people had already donated. They will be ecstatic tomorrow morning! Thank you everyone!
Hi my name is Jonathan Shaw and I am a third grade elementary school teacher in Canton Ohio. I am a graduate of Kent State University and I have been teaching for five years. I have 30 awesome students in my classroom that could use your help. My students and I would like to buy Ipad Minis for our classroom. Our goal is to raise enough money to purchase 10 to 15 Ipad Minis (with cases) to use in small learning groups (5 students each) and also as 1-on-1 learning tools. We would also like to purchase an Apple T.V. to use with our ceiling mounted SmartBoard and projector. There is a note from my students below about the thank you gifts they will be making; they have volunteered to give up their recess time in order to show you their appreciation. Thank you for looking at our page and we hope you can help us out.
Why iPad Minis?
Cost point- An iPad Mini costs $329 dollars for a 16GB model. With this, students will get the full functionality of an iPad (except the retina display), but for less expense. This means more iPads for more students for less money.
Educational Apps- With thousands of free educational apps, the iPad Mini has the greatest potential in the classroom setting. There are educational apps that help students who are struggling with reading or other subjects, not only to catch up to current grade level, but exceed grade level ability. The iPad Minis and educational apps can turn a struggling student's negative educational experience into a life-changing positive experience.
Parents and Homework- In the years that I have been teaching, the number one challenge I see is parents struggling to help their child understand and complete homework. There are apps like Show Me that can record a lesson in the classroom and turn it into an online tutorial for parents to use when helping their child complete homework at home. These iPad Minis would give parents better tools at home to reinforce daily classroom lessons and help their children complete homework.
Durability- In the "drop test" reviews, the iPad Mini held up remarkably well and often better than the larger iPad. The iPad Mini's construction makes it durable and this is important for everyday use in the classroom. Coupled with a good protective case, our iPad Minis will last a very long time in the classroom.
Environment- If we could replace 1 piece of paper for each subject everyday (which would be easy with the iPad Mini), we could cut our paper use down by 26,100 pieces of paper a year. Over a five year period, this means at a minimum, we would save 130,500 pieces of paper! And the more we use our iPad Minis the less paper we would use meaning double or even triple this amount. Imagine helping us save nearly half a million pieces of paper in the next 5 years!
Students ready for the future- To be ready for the world of the future, students need to be using the technology of today. Classrooms need to be saturated with up to date technology to help our students be able to succeed in a future. Think back to when you were in school, could you imagine that we would have all of the technology we have today? Help give our students the technology of today so they can invent the future that we couldn't even dream being possible.
Local, National, and Global Education- With Apple being one of the most used technologies in the world, our IPad Minis will give our students the chance to learn with students in other cities, states, and countries. Using FaceTime and Skype, the iPad Mini will not only give our students the opportunity to learn about people from other cultures and countries, but also learn with people from other cultures and countries. As our lives become more global, our students need opportunities early to talk with and learn alongside people from all over the world.
A note from the students- Hi, we are the third grade students in Mr. Shaw's class at Worley Elementary. Our school is an awesome school in Canton, Ohio. We are asking you to help us raise enough money to buy iPad Minis for our classroom. iPad Minis will give us a chance to work with technology in the classroom everyday and really make our education great! Please help us raise enough money to buy iPad Minis for our classroom. To thank you, we will make you a card and/or an origami gift. We will make these cards and gifts during our recess time. Thank you!