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Bringing the 21st Century to Music
$2,400 raised
100% of $2.4k goal
2 contributors
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Ended Mar 20, 2018
By William Walker Elementary School, Tina Bodnar-Ream

My name is Tina Bodnar, and I am a music teacher at William Walker Elementary School.  Music is vital to the growth of students and the brain.  Unfortunately, music classes tend to struggle for funding especially in highly impoverished schools with music programs receiving little to no funding.   Teachers are often left using instruments and music from over 10, 20 and even 40 years old.  As a music teacher, my goal is to help students learn the basics of music and to instill a love of music that they can carry into their future.

Music and technology work fabulously together.  Music is not just singing or playing the recorder.  Everywhere you look technology and music are used together.  Whether it is listening to music on your iPod, recording music on an iPad, or creating music through an app.  Music can be so much more, and I want to provide that for my students, but I can not do that without the appropriate tools.

I would like to purchase a set of 8 iPads to be used in the music room.  The iPads would be used by all students K-5 (approximately 500 students) in the school, as all students have music class. The iPads would provide my students the opportunity to use various apps like Rhythm Cat to help learn and practice their music literacy.  Students would be able to compose and create with Garageband and similar apps.  Not only would students be learning their music but they will be provided with the opportunity to improve and familiarize themselves with current technology.


8 iPads @ $300 each = 2400.00

This project is supported by the Beaverton Education Foundation.

Founded in 1988, the Beaverton Education Foundation raises money to provide hands-on innovative academic enrichment and advancement programs & projects that go beyond normal school funding at all Beaverton public schools and is a 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organization. BEF mobilizes community resources to fund innovative classroom, summer and after-school programs.

In the event that this project does not reach its goal, BEF may apply the funds received to another project in need.


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