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Mr. Budd from Chattanooga TN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coding Brought to Life

Help me give my students Sphero Robots to bring coding and programming to life.

  • $472 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at our school are walking into a revitalized environment and a new learning year. There are many exciting changes this year, and for my STEM classroom this includes a new focus on coding and programming.

Students have been creating and making for a whole year and are wanting to dig deeper into physical computing and robotics.

Students interested in engineering are craving more difficult challenges and desire the tools to execute! Passion for their community and school shine through everyday as BHS Panthers push their limits and reach new heights.

My Project

All of our students are immersed in technology everyday and do not realize the underlying concepts of computer programs or smart phone applications. In our classroom we want to make these advanced concepts accessible while also sparking the intrigue of a future engineers and scientists.

A small classroom set of Sphero robots will help students bring the idea of coding and programming into real life.

Students will first learn block coding to navigate Sphero through obstacles and eventually move onto studying Java Script and other programming languages. Having these robots is an effective hook to get these students deeply interested in computing and setting them on a rigorous and successful academic path.

Mr. Budd
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero BOLT App-Enabled Robot • Amazon Business $123.32 1 $123.32
Sphero Mini App-Enabled Robot • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Sphero Mini Pink: The App-Controlled Robot Ball • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Sphero Mini Black: The App-Controlled Robot Ball (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $49.24 1 $49.24
Sphero Mini Orange: The App-Controlled Robot Ball • Amazon Business $47.67 1 $47.67
Sphero Mini White: The App-Controlled Robot Ball • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99

Materials cost

$365.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$400.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.71

Total project goal

$471.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$471.39

7 Donors

-$314.00

Donations toward project cost

-$268.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.60

match offer

-$155.63

Match offer toward project cost

-$132.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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