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Mrs. Rutledge from Seagoville TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coding in PreK is Amazing!

Help me give my students a laptop, a Sphero Bolt, Osmo coding games, and vinyl so they can create their own coding lessons!

  • $990 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are loving Pre-Kindergarten students who are economically disadvantaged. Most come from homes with limited learning opportunities and resources. When they are introduced to the opportunity to discover and learn, they are very excited. Our class is a chance for these children to have experiences that will prepare them for kindergarten and beyond!

Since our classroom is an early childhood classroom (4-year-olds), our children's learning is focused on playing.

They think they are playing, but we really have lots of learning hidden in there!

My Project

My students love to code and play with coding robots. Coding is giving a detailed set of instructions to be followed to complete a task. Because the future world that our children will live in will depend upon computers of all kinds to run it, coding will be a skill that will be in high demand!

My kids would like to take their coding to the next level.

We have a Cricut/heat press and 4 laptops from a previous project. The previous materials and this project will allow my students to create mazes from vinyl and write code with their robots to complete the mazes that they have created!

An example of a lesson that could occur in our new coding area would begin with the students designing a maze on the laptops (4 from previous projects and 1 included in this project), using AILIHEN headphones for privacy. After the maze is designed, it could be cut on our existing Cricut and pressed onto the material with our heat press. The students could then write the code for the Sphero BOLT robot to complete their maze!

Another student that is just beginning to understand coding would be able to work with the Osmo. The Osmo Awbi and Coding Jam games allow the students to direct a character through obstacles, with very basic to more complex codes, eventually competing against each other!

Mrs. Rutledge
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
2018 Newest HP 11.6” HD IPS Touchscreen Chromebook with 3x Faster WiFi - Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3060 up to 2.48 GHz, 4GB Memory, 16GB eMMC, HDMI, Bluetooth, USB 3.1, 12-Hours Battery Life • Amazon Business $219.99 1 $219.99
Sphero BOLT App-Enabled Robot • Amazon Business $140.57 1 $140.57
AILIHEN C8 Headphones with Microphone and Volume Control Folding Lightweight Headset for Cellphones Tablets Smartphones Laptop Computer PC Mp3/4 (Black/Blue) • Amazon Business $19.98 5 $99.90
Osmo Coding Jam Game (Base required) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Osmo Coding Awbie Game (Base required) • Amazon Business $49.00 1 $49.00
VINYL FROG 9.8x60"(0.8x5ft) PU Blue Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl for T-Shirt Clothing • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
V2 Pro Heat Transfer Vinyl Film HTV Roll (Royal Blue, 12" x 120") • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV for T-Shirts 12 Inches by 15 Feet Rolls(White) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
AILIHEN C8 Headphones with Microphone and Volume Control Folding Lightweight Headset for Cellphones Tablets Smartphones Laptop Computer PC Mp3/4 (Black/Blue) • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
V2 Pro Heat Transfer Vinyl Film HTV Roll (Sky Blue, 12" x 120") • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
VINYL FROG 9.8x60(0.8x5ft) PU Purple Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl for T-Shirt Clothing • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
VINYL FROG Red Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll 9.8"x60" Heat Press for T-Shirt Clothing Garment Bags • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
VINYL FROG 9.8x60 Inches Green Iron on Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll for T-Shirt, Garments Bags and Other Fabrics • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Iron on Heat Transfer Vinyl Holographic Vinyl Glitter Neon Orange 9.8"x60" (0.8x5ft) for Heat Press for T-Shirt and Garment • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
VINYL FROG 9.8x60(0.8x5ft) PU Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl(Silver • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll Glitter Colorful White 9.8"x60" (0.8x5ft) for T-Shirt Clothing • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Heat Transfer Vinyl Multi Glitter Confetti 10"x60" (0.8x5ft) Colorful Rainbow Vinyl for Cameo for T-Shirt • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
tiptopcarbon Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl Iron on HTV Vinyl for Tshirt Garment Bags 12"x40" Silver • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90

Materials cost

$798.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$840.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.36

Total project goal

$989.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$989.05

3 Donors

-$198.00

Donations toward project cost

-$168.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.70

match offer

-$791.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$672.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$118.66

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$0.00

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