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Mrs. Lambusta from Newport News VA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Coding Made Fun With OSMO

My students need an iPad to be used with an OSMO product that was given to the library.

  • $430 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the proud librarian of an inner city middle school with a 100 percent free breakfast and lunch program. Many of my students come from a low income/high poverty environments and often don't have opportunities we take for granted such as learning chess or playing with LEGO bricks.

However, this does not impact the students' natural inquisitiveness and desire to learn.

I have discovered that even my most reluctant learners can be coaxed into "playing" in the library's makerspace. Everyone likes to play.

My Project

Over the last two years, I have been creating a space in the library for students to create, tinker, inquire, and build. Through grants, gifts, and book fair funds, my students have access to a Lego Wall, Keva Planks, Snap Circuits, an Ozobot, and various arts and crafts type centers.

It is much easier to fund the craft resources than the technology items, yet I know my students need exposure to coding.

Recently, our library received OSMO kits. Through creative problem solving, my students will learn basic coding concepts. These interactive coding devices are fabulous but require an iPad.

We need a dedicated iPad that will only be used with OSMO and other activities in the library makerspace.

Mrs. Lambusta
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99

Materials cost

$329.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$364.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.40

Total project goal

$429.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$429.34

1 Donor

-$214.67

Donations toward project cost

-$182.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.20

match offer

-$214.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$182.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.20

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$0.00

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