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Mrs. McElvaney from Indianapolis IN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coding and Robots

Help me give my students robotic spheres to help them learn how to code.

  • $554 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"There is no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading, and those who are reading the wrong books." - James Patterson

We are centrally located on the edge of urban and suburban neighborhoods.

We have a very diverse ethnic student population including 50.6% Black, 19.7% Hispanic, 20.5% White, and 8% Multi-racial. We also have the highest immigrant population of any school in our district. As of the 2015-2016 school year, 74.2% of our students qualify for free lunch and 10.8% for reduced-price lunch.

My Project

My students need two robotic sphere robots to help them practice their coding skills. I teach computer science to two different elementary schools in my school district. The computer science program is a new program to our district and I am looking to increase engagement in the new skills we are learning by having our upper grades learn how to code robots.

These robots will allow my students to learn how to problem solve and persevere.

The idea is to set up mazes and to have student code the robots to complete the maze. It will take students several tries to successfully code the robots and complete the challenges.

Mrs. McElvaney
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero SPRK+: App-Enabled Robotic Ball and Programmable Robot, STEM Learning and Coding for Kids, Bluetooth Connection, Learn Javascript and Scratch, Swift Playground Compatible • Amazon Business $108.49 4 $433.96

Materials cost

$433.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$470.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.02

Total project goal

$553.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$553.49

2 Donors

-$277.00

Donations toward project cost

-$235.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.55

match offer

-$276.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$235.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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