Each year, about now, we get involved in a project the affects our community. This year, we're raising money to buy a couple iPads for a local middle school, special education classroom.
Casey has one, and we've seen many ways it can help him, how much he enjoys using it, how socially acceptable it is to carry an iPad around with you. With the adition of a little technogoly, he's less removed from the community he lives it.
We want other kids to experience what Casey has.
Our plan is to purchase 2 new, 16G wifi only iPads. Thay're about $400 each. We'll get them directly from Apple, new, with a super-duper extended warranties. We'll add heavy-duty kid proof cases, and hopefully a lot of iTunes dollars to fill these with useful, fun, appropriate apps for middle schoolers. We'll donate them directly to the teacher so they stay in the classroom and she can use them as she sees fit.
(If given to the school there's no guaruntee they'll ever see the right classroom, or any classroom for that matter and then the school has rules to follow about what apps are "allowed")
This is an expensive undertaking, for sure. We're off to a great start but we still need a lot of help.