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Ms. Jue from Oxnard CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coding for Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

Help me give my students Dot and Dash Robots so they can learn to code and improve critical thinking and problem solving skills collaboratively.

  • $765 goal

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My Students

I am a Special Education teacher, teaching at a Title I school. Over 90% of the students receive free or reduced lunch. I work with a caseload of students with many types of disabilities. A majority of the students are English Language Learners. Although I would use this program with all of my students, my emphasis is going to be with the students who have an eligibility of autism.

In spite of facing significant obstacles, my students are resilient, excited to learn, and meet the challenges that they face daily.

I am inspired by their determination and willingness to tackle new things. They frequently surprise me by coming up with creative solutions to difficult problems.

My Project

Very frequently Special Education students' abilities are underestimated. Coding is a Twenty-First Century skill that can be applied to all subject areas. It teaches “soft skills” such as perseverance and encompasses all of the four Cs of the Common Core Standards: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Critical Thinking.

By learning to code using Dot and Dash, my students will be able master the Twenty-First Century skills necessary for them to be competitive as they further their education and prepare for future career options.

Students will use Wonder and/or Blockly languages to work collaboratively and design projects while learning about coding basics. The culmination of this project would be to have the students enter a local coding competition. Doing this, would provide them with the opportunity to interact with their peers and excel.

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

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Wonder Workshop – Dot and Dash Robot Wonder Pack for Kids 6+ – Ultimate STEM Learning Bundle – Learn Block-Based Coding – Award-Winning Digital Learning – Hours of Challenges • Amazon Business $279.99 2 $559.98

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