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Mrs. Pritchett from College Park GA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

21st Century Innovators: Design Thinking for Middle School Scholars

My students need building materials to engage in five design thinking projects: Seismic Shake-Up, Inspector Detector, Headphone Helper, Soft Landing, and On Target.

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My Students

Our computer lab is the center of learning for every scholar in our building at Resurgence Hall. We are fortunate enough to have a computer lab for scholars to develop their computer science skills, and we would like to expand opportunities for our scholars by engaging them with design thinking challenges that utilize critical thinking and creativity skills.

Everyone should learn how to code, it teaches you how to think.

Our classroom lives by this quote from Steve Jobs. My 6th graders have already begun to learn how to create websites using HTML, and will continue their journey with other coding languages such as CSS, JavaScript and Python. Knowing that computers are now the norm method for submitting assignments in high school and college, scholars are also developing their typing skills every single week.

Our school also offers Design Thinking, a class where scholars are expected to tackle complex problem through five stages: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. Through these two courses, our scholars will be able to reach their goals in high school, college and career.

My Project

Design Thinking is a core component of the curriculum at Resurgence Hall. Our Scholars engage in a variety of design thinking challenges by using five steps: define, empathize, ideate, prototype, and test. Scholars have already completed many design thinking challenges this year, and are eager to complete more challenges before they enter 7th grade.

Our scholars need materials like tennis balls, tape, binder clips, balloons, and magnets to create their prototypes for our design thinking challenges.

We will complete five design thinking challenges before the end of the school year: Seismic Shake-Up, Inspector Detector, Headphone Helper, Soft Landing, and On Target. These challenges are designed to engage critical thinking and creativity skills to prepare our scholars for high school, college and life success.

Mrs. Pritchett
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
12 oz. White Paper Hot Cups [100 Pack] • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
12-Pack KEVENZ Green Advanced Training Tennis Balls ,Practice Ball ( Interlocked wool fiber) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
X-bet MAGNET ™ 100 pcs Ceramic Magnets - Tiny 18 mm (.709 inch) Round Disc - Rare Earth Magnets Bulk for Crafts, Science & hobbies - Perfect for Refrigerator, Whiteboard, Fridge • Amazon Business $16.55 1 $16.55
Brheez Stainless Steel Scouring Pad Commercial Grade Heavy Duty Steel Wool 50 Gram - 12 Pack • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Binder Clips Paper Clamp For Paper-120 Pcs Clips Paper binder Assorted Sizes (Black) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Pusdon Masking Tape, White, Pack of 5, Each 3/4-Inch x 60 Yards (19mm x 55m) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Toysmith Marbles in a Tin Box • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Norpro Cotton Twine • Amazon Business $4.65 2 $9.30
Paxcoo 100 Pcs 6” Colored Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Flexible Plastic Straws 200 Pack - Striped Multi Colored BPA-Free Disposable straw 8" Long - by DuraHome • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75
Bag of Balloons - 72 ct. Assorted Color Latex Balloons • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
POKEE Super Strong 100% PE Multifilament Fishing Line 135 Meter Long White • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Universal Nonskid Paper Clips, Wire, Jumbo, Silver-100 ct, 3 pk • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Alliance Rubber 26649 Advantage Rubber Bands Size #64, 1/4 lb Box Contains Approx. 80 Bands (3 1/2" x 1/4", Natural Crepe) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
AmazonBasics Heavy Weight Ruled Index Cards, White, 3x5-Inch, 100-Count • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89

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