February 16, 2011
Makenna Ploessel, 6, uses a Leapfrog electronic pen and headphones to make her way through a book, using both audible and visual cues to learn. Makenna is in kindergarten in Jessica Redmond’s class at Taft Elementary School in Youngstown. The device is one of the educational materials Redmond received after collecting donations online through DonorsChoose.org. The website allows teachers to post the projects or materials they’re requesting and allows people to contribute to them.