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Ms. Simon from Santa Monica CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coding for Kids

My students need iPads, protective cases and an Apple Tv streaming media player to build their skills in computer science.

  • $2,628 goal

This project expired on January 2, 2015.

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My Students

My students are so excited about learning, especially when it involves STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

I work with students at all grade levels in the STEM areas.

We are a Title 1 School with students who are diverse both economically and culturally. We are a STEM school to try and help all students achieve and to close the achievement gap. We use STEM to engage students in learning across the content areas and to help them question and think critically.

My Project

We will use these iPads in so many ways. They will primarily be used to help teach students computer science skills. There are apps on the iPad for teaching coding. We will also be piloting a robotics program and the robots can be programmed on the iPads. Students will also be able to do research, make videos and take pictures with the iPads.

Only 10 percent of American schools teach computer science.

Even fewer teach it in elementary school. Every child can benefit from learning to create code and programs because it is helping students to problem-solve and use critical thinking skills. These skills are transferrable across all subject areas. A background and interest in computer science is a gateway to success in our country. I want to help kids get interested and stay interested in this field.

Ms. Simon
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad Air MD789LL/A (32 GB, Wi-Fi, White with Silver) • Amazon $528.49 3 $1,585.47
Apple iPad mini MD531LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White / Silver) • Amazon $249.00 1 $249.00
Apple TV Streaming Media Player (Latest Model) Bundle with High-Speed HDMI Cable (6 Feet / 1.8 meters) • Amazon $119.99 1 $119.99
Photive iPad Air Smart Case. Lightweight Smart Cover Case for the New iPad Air with Built in Stand. Front Back Protection for the iPad Air With Built-In Magnet for Sleep/Wake Feature) • Amazon $19.95 1 $19.95
KHOMO iPad Mini / iPad Mini Retina Case - DUAL Carbon Fiber Super Slim Cover with Rubberized back and Smart Feature (Built-in magnet for sleep / wake feature) For iPad Mini Tablet • Amazon $16.95 1 $16.95

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