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Ms. Moscatello from N Plainfield NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Continuing to Inspire Future Computer Programmers

My students need 3 Sphero minis to supplement the Sphero Sparks we have in our Elementary Library.

  • $192 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My almost 550 students are culturally, ethnically, and academically diverse, coming from all walks of life. Many of the students I work with come from non-native English speaking families and a great number of students in our school come from low-income neighborhoods. I work with students with Autism, students who have learning disabilities and various other difficulties that affect their learning. Despite all the facts listed above, my students are eager to come to school, are motivated and hardworking. They persist through their struggles and many overcome them to make personal growth. They truly have enriched both my career, and my life, and I strive to do the same for them.

My Project

I am requesting 3 Spheros (app enabled robotic balls) to go with three Sphero sparks I received from DonorsChoose.org last year. Students will use these materials to explore the world of coding and computer programming while simultaneously working on their collaboration, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

I am hoping to spark an interest or passion for computer science in my 4th graders so one, or more, of them will start on a path that may lead them into a STEM related career.

It is projected that by 2020 there will be 1.4 million computer science jobs but only 400,000 qualified people to fill those jobs! I want my students to have the opportunity to be part of that 400,000!

The students will be able to use the Spheros to complete races, write programs to navigate through student created mazes or even design a minature "golf" course!

Ms. Moscatello
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero - Mini App Enabled Robotic Ball • Best Buy Education $43.47 1 $43.47
Sphero - Mini App Enabled Robotic Ball • Best Buy Education $43.47 1 $43.47
Sphero - Mini App Enabled Robotic Ball • Best Buy Education $43.47 1 $43.47

Materials cost

$130.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.65

Total project goal

$191.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$191.02

3 Donors

-$191.02

Donations toward project cost

-$162.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.65

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$0.00

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