You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mr. Sparks from West Point UT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coding + Robotics = Engaged Student Learning!

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn about coding and robotics. Coding and robotics are becoming increasingly important in our lives.

  • $1,272 goal

This project expired on January 26, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 7th, 8th and 9th grade students. They have a lot of energy and are excited to learn. I want to give my students opportunities that excite them and engage in learning.

I teach engineering classes which help develop problem solving skills.

Developing problem solving skills is something that is invaluable to students and finding new ways to help them do this is something important to me. I want to provide them with meaningful, real world assignments that are relevant to them and their future.

My Project

I would like to give my classes the opportunity to learn some basic coding and some basic robotics. The Sphero Robots will give students a hands-on opportunity to learn code and learn about robotics.

They are simple enough that an inexperienced student will find success yet complicated enough that they can challenge the experienced.

Occupations that use skills that robotics and coding can help develop are so important to today's students. I envision students using Sphero robots individually, and in pairs. I teach 7-9 grade and I will use them in all of my classes. Some classes, I will use them more as an introduction and others, we will go more in depth.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 476 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Sparks is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero BOLT: App-Enabled Robotic Ball, STEM Learning and Coding for Kids, Programmable LED Matrix, Bluetooth Connection, Learn Javascript and Scratch, Swift Playground Compatible • Amazon Business $129.41 8 $1,035.28

Materials cost

$1,035.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,080.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$190.73

Total project goal

$1,271.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,271.54

1 Donor

-$636.00

Donations toward project cost

-$540.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.40

match offer

-$635.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$540.21

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"West Point","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6840778],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"UT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":4495493,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/coding-robotics-engaged-student-lear/4495493/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":476,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Sparks","authorIds":{"6840778":{"owner":"Mr. Sparks","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4495493],"proposalHash":"736981136","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21497274,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":6840778,"schoolCounty":"Davis","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"UT","name":"Utah"}}