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Mr. Dypiangco from Los Angeles CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Computer Programming for Third Graders

My students need the programmable robots Dash and Dot, Sphero, and Orbotix Ollie.

  • $974 goal

This project expired on September 27, 2015.

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My Students

My students have been exposed to computer programming through the Hour of Code, Code Academy, and iPad apps. Now it's time to create their own programs.

I teach third grade in a primarily immigrant and working class neighborhood in southern California.

Most of my students are learning English as a second language, a couple of them are receiving special education, speech, and intervention services, and ALL of them love to learn.

My Project

My third graders have enjoyed learning about computer programming. One of their favorite apps on the iPad is Kodable, which teaches them basic coding skills and concepts. They have so much fun with it they don't realize they are learning. Now I want to introduce some robots into the classroom. Dot and Dash, Sphero 2.0, and Orbotix Ollie can be programmed to move and perform tasks based on the computer programming that the students create.

My students all have had experience making things move on an iPad screen based on the programming they created.

With the addition of these robots into our third grade class my students will be able to learn how the computer code they create can control physical objects. Now that will be amazing!

Mr. Dypiangco
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder Workshop Dash & Dot Robot Wonder Pack • Amazon $279.99 1 $279.99
Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Robot Pack • Amazon $229.99 1 $229.99
Sphero 2.0 - App Controlled Robotic Ball - Retail Packaging • Amazon $102.82 1 $102.82
Orbotix Ollie for Android and iOS - Retail Packaging - White • Amazon $90.85 1 $90.85
Hexnub Cover (Blue) for Robotic Sphero Ball 2.0 - Off Road Protection • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99

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