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Mrs. Gimmi from Sarasota FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coding: All the Cool Kids Are Doing it!

Help me give my students easy to read books to help them learn all about coding!

  • $285 goal

This project expired on February 10, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the future and we need to work together to prepare these students to become all they can be. Help the future scientists, makers, engineers, techies, physicists and artists in my classroom awaken to the world around them!

My students are innovative, creative, and imaginative thinkers who come from a low income area in Florida.

These elementary students love to learn about science and they love their technology even more. They are motivated to build, make, and invent. With your help, we can provide these students to age-appropriate tools, and even some that will push their limits, that will expose them to complex concepts in science, including computer science. It is my hope that through this project, my students, especially those who are under-represented in the STEM fields, can find their passion for coding, building, or inventing and use that STEAM to power toward a fulfilling career.

My Project

Coding is truly the language of the future. When my current students are adults, the world will be an entirely different place compared to today. Part of this new world is the advancement of technologies of all kinds, from Artificial Intelligence to Assistive Technology, we will live in a world that is run by technology. So with that in mind, shouldn't we be preparing our students for the jobs of the future? I think we should and that's why I am asking for these books all about coding!

Code is the language of technology and technology is the future.

If we fail to teach our students computer sciences at a young age, then technological advancements will leave them behind the times and without careers. These books will combine literacy with coding. Scratch, Code.org, Python, Javascript are all great for teaching coding, but sometimes, we just need some inspiration. That's where these books come in. With books like "Helping Kids with Coding for Dummies" and "Coding for Kids for Dummies" my Title 1 students will extend their knowledge and make advancements in their coding knowledge. If I can at all set my students up for success now, I will. I truly believe teaching them coding and making skills will make the biggest impact in their lives. So, please help me help my students get their hands on STEAM books all about different coding projects.

Mrs. Gimmi
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction To Programming • Amazon Business $23.64 1 $23.64
How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding • Amazon Business $10.46 2 $20.92
Coding iPhone Apps for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Swift • Amazon Business $20.36 1 $20.36
Coding Games in Scratch: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Scratch For Kids For Dummies • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
So, You Want to Be a Coder?: The Ultimate Guide to a Career in Programming, Video Game Creation, Robotics, and More! (Be What You Want) • Amazon Business $8.96 2 $17.92
Helping Kids with Coding For Dummies • Amazon Business $17.63 1 $17.63
Coding For Kids For Dummies • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
DK Workbooks: Coding with Scratch Workbook • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Code Your Own Games!: 20 Games to Create with Scratch • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
DK Workbooks: Coding in Scratch: Games Workbook • Amazon Business $5.39 2 $10.78
My First Coding Book • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
DK Readers L2: Story of Coding • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$209.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$242.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.74

Total project goal

$284.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$284.95

4 Donors

-$267.31

Donations toward project cost

-$242.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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