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Ms. M. from Spring Valley CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Robotics Inspire Computer Science and STEM

My students need Arduino kits to learn to program small robotics, and expand their computer science knowledge. They will combine these robotics/STEM kits with art supplies to create creative robotics pieces.

  • $1,129 goal

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My Students

My students are yearning for hands-on experiences with a variety different technologies, and inquiry-based projects that get their creative juices flowing! My students come from many different backgrounds. We are a Title I school, have a very diverse student population with many of our students from lower income families whom access free and reduced lunch daily. Many students will be the first to attend college in their families, and have high interest in math, science and technology careers.

As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, focused on inquiry based learning, teachers are actively being trained to transform their teaching practices to create a student-centered learning environment.

We currently have iPads or Chromebooks in every classroom, and they are exposed to technology in the typical fashion. However, in my old iMac lab, I have introduced my students to coding using MIT App Inventor, and they crave more! Students have begun to create prototypes of mobile app ideas, and would like to jump into Creative Robotics inspired by that of Qualcomm's Thinkabit Lab. We need Arduinos!

My Project

Access to these new Arduino microcontrollers will expose them to possible interests in different career paths in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Students will be using Art and Creativity in conjunction with Math, Computer Science, and Technology.

With these new Arduino kits, we can encourage new confidence in these areas and encourage students to take STEM courses as a pathway in high school and college.

Many students have never known they had skills in these areas, and never developed confidence in them. This is a growing field, in which women and minorities are underrepresented. If we can expose students at an early age, we can get them interested and on the right path!

Ms. M.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SunFounder Ultimate Mega 2560 Sensor Kit V2.0 for Arduino UNO R3 Mega2560 Mega328 Nano - Including 98 Page Instructions Book • Amazon Business $69.99 12 $839.88

Materials cost

$839.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$76.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$959.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$169.29

Total project goal

$1,128.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,128.62

5 Donors

-$550.50

Donations toward project cost

-$479.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.83

match offer

-$564.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$479.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.82

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$0.00

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