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Mrs. Nix from Anderson SC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

DASH to the Classroom with Robotics

Help me give my students the chance to learn coding and robotics with Dash Robots. With Piper Computers, our students will learn the importance of circuitry and electricity.

  • $6,441 goal

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My Students

Our students come from a low socio-economic rural community, but they are bright, motivated and eager to learn. Our enrollment is approximately 650 and includes a wide variety of special needs spectrum students. Our students use the library media center as a means to engage with literacy and STEM/STEAM/STREAM activities.

The library is not only a hub of information and literacy, but a platform for branching out to STEM/STEAM/STREAM opportunities and projects.

Our students want to take their knowledge to a new level and the library media center can help them achieve their goals.

Since there is not a readily available library within 25 miles of the community, we serve as the only outlet the students have for gathering information.

My Project

Since Covid-19 has affected our school routine and schedule, as the librarian, I will visit classrooms this year. This will give me a perfect opportunity to teach coding using Dash robots. We will begin with coding basics using blockly systems and once they masters basic concepts, move to more advanced challenges. If we move to remote learning, I will use Google Meet and Google Classroom to facilitate our learning. I will be able to present coding challenges to the students and they will be able to complete these challenges through virtual meetings.

Our students will now have the tools necessary for meaningful engagement in robotics and circuitry.

With Piper computers, students will have hands on experience with the inner workings of computers by building their own. With these products our students will gain valuable experience in the ever changing world of technology. However, if we move to remote learning, our students can still engage in virtual learning by video sharing. They will still be able to view the inner working of a computer and give directions on how the parts and pieces are put together.

Mrs. Nix
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Piper Computer Kit: Award-Winning Build-A-Computer Age 8+ STEAM Learning, with Raspberry Pi, Google Blockly, StoryMode, Games, Python, and Amazing Projects! • Amazon Business $196.00 12 $2,352.00
Wonder Workshop Dash – Coding Robot for Kids 6+ – Voice Activated – Navigates Objects – 5 Free Programming STEM Apps – Creating Confident Digital Citizens • Amazon Business $142.05 15 $2,130.75
Wonder Workshop Launcher for Dash Robot • Amazon Business $28.99 9 $260.91
co2CREA Hard Travel Case for Wonder Workshop Dash Robot (Case Only for Dash) • Amazon Business $12.99 15 $194.85
Wonder Workshop Dash & Dot Learn to Code Challenge Card Box Set • Amazon Business $38.60 2 $77.20

Materials cost

$5,015.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$353.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$75.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$5,474.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$966.10

Total project goal

$6,440.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$6,440.66

1 Donor

-$6,440.66

Donations toward project cost

-$5,474.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$966.10

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$0.00

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