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Ms. Chassagnoux from Danbury CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Binary, Pixels, and Data, Oh My!

Help me give my students Post-its, markers, and poster board to create an undersea mosaic to demonstrate their understanding of digital communications.

  • $173 goal

This project expired on March 26, 2020.

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My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds. Our school often has the greatest ethnic diversity of all the schools in the state. The majority of students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Our school encourages project-based learning, especially those activities that promote the development of 21st-century skills.

Like most kids, my students thrive in a learning environment in which they are actively engaged and challenged.

Our school encourages technology-based learning which typically prepares students for high demand professions, but also has a side effect of increased screen and seat time. I like incorporating technology activities but also want to keep my classes physically active and provide supportive learning environments.

My Project

I have seen my students struggle with digital and analog communication because it is very conceptual. This topic, however, is very relevant to their day-to-day lives. Students use technology constantly and this activity will deepen their understanding of technology.

In this hands-on classroom activity, students learn how computers actually store and transmit data.

Students will act as digital-analog converters to decode binary pulses, and to create a picture by changing the pulses into colored pixels. The end result is a mastery of data transmission and a colorful undersea mosaic made from the post-it notes, poster board, and permanent markers. As an added bonus, this activity is also really fun!

Ms. Chassagnoux
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2" x 2" Rio De Janeiro Collection, 90 Sheets/Pad, 8 Pads/Pack (622-8SSAU) • Staples Advantage $9.79 6 $58.74
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2" x 2", Marrakesh Collection, 8 Pads (622-8SSAN) • Staples Advantage $9.29 3 $27.87
Staples Poster Board, 22" x 28" White, 10/Pack (28126) • Staples Advantage $3.93 5 $19.65
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, Dozen (37001) • Staples Advantage $8.23 1 $8.23

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