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Mrs. Trattner from Mequon WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can Elementary Kids Learn to Code?

My students need a variety of experiences to learn how to code.

  • $443 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Many of my students are looking for unique ways to learn and grow. When my students enter the ICC (Inquiry and Collaboration Center), I want them to see more than just library books. I want them to know that the lessons I am teaching are going to be engaging and meaningful. We learn more than just library & research skills. We learn how to be good digital citizens, how to create using technology, and how to work collaboratively.

One skill I have become passionate about is teaching all students how to code.

Last year, we began our journey by experimenting with several coding options, such as Kodable, Dash and Dot, Sphero, and Hour of Code. This year I am looking to expand this and develop lessons and additional opportunities for all students to participate in to experience success in coding. That is the part I love the best - ALL students can learn to code. There is no minimum age, no ability level requirement. All students can find success with this skill. The bonus as well, is that students learn that technology can be used to create, not just something to be consumed.

My Project

Can elementary students learn to code? Why yes they can! When students enter my school, I have an expectation that they will develop their inquiry and collaboration skills through meaningful experiences, such as through coding. Having a variety of tools like the Mattel Bloxels, Sphero, and the micro:bit tools will allow all of our students, K5-5th grade to develop not only their coding skills but work collaboratively to create using technology instead of just consuming technology.

I want students to see that coding is not just for creating games, but can be used in other ways as well.

Having a variety of tools at our disposal will allow all students to engage in these various coding experiences.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero - Mini App Enabled Robotic Ball - Green • Best Buy Education $43.47 3 $130.41
Mattel Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game • Amazon Business $24.58 5 $122.90
BBC micro:bit micro-controller with motion detection, compass, LED display and Bluetooth • Amazon Business $21.88 4 $87.52

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