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Mrs. Cardarella from Austin TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Be A Sphero Hero!

Help me give my students a Sphero Mini that packs tons of fun into a tiny, app-enabled robotic ball that will teach them to code.

  • $247 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm always looking for the latest technology and STEM activities to keep my gifted students motivated.

I teach the Discovery/GT program along with an accelerated math class to identified kids in Kinder - 5th grade

I believe learning should be fun and social. Kids learn by doing and I want them pushed just to the edge of their comfort zone daily. These gifted students have mastery with usually one experience so to keep them on their toes, I have to be.

My Project

Be a Sphero hero by helping to provide Sphero coding minis for my students. Coding and 21st century skills are vital tools for the leaders of tomorrow. This not only provides that foundation but incorporates the robotics and technology with collaborative STEAM activities that will nurture my students' imagination in ways you can't begin to imagine.

We recently took a field trip to the Apple Store where we were introduced to these remarkable tools.

They were very motivated to get back to school and get to work. The problem? We don't have any Sphero balls to work with. We are super excited to utilize the free EDU curriculum to take our coding knowledge to the next level....as soon as we have the Sphero balls to work with.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 42 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero Mini Black: The App-Controlled Robot Ball (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $48.17 2 $96.34
Sphero Mini Blue: The App-Controlled Robot Ball • Amazon Business $40.09 2 $80.18

Materials cost

$176.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$209.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.91

Total project goal

$246.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$246.08

3 Donors

-$196.08

Donations toward project cost

-$166.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.41

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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