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  • $621 goal

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Ms. Walton
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Decreasing the Digital Divide Through Hands on STEM Experience!

Help me give my students programmable robots that will extend their STEM experiences!

My Students

Over the past two years, the students at my school are becoming more exposed to hands-on computer science activities and projects. When participating in these activities my students have shown themselves to be inquisitive creators who are enthusiastic about learning more about how computers, applications, and robots work. The students in my class have diverse needs and academic levels. However, what is truly inspirational about them is that when it comes to computer science activities, they become engaged problem solver ready to debug the next problem.

Breaking the barriers of the digital divide has been a real challenge in my school community.

According to the 2013 US Census, the median income for this neighborhood is 16K. Less than 5% of the students I teach have access to a reliable computer and Internet technology at home. In addition to teaching digital citizenship and computer science courses, we also provide open access time to students in an effort to bridge the gap. Watching students’ view of the world expand as they engage in computer science activities has been a rewarding experience that I hope to continue for many more years to come.

My Project

Over the last several months, students in my school have learned the basics of coding through activities that allowed them to program 2D characters or solve puzzles. However, the introduction of robots that my students can both build and program will extend my students' STEM experience while also acting as a segue to more advanced STEM instruction such as design thinking. Student teams will be tasked with assembling each of the robots and then collaborate to create unique programs for their Meebots. This activity will serve to help students better understand the interaction between math, science, and technology in our digitally-driven society.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
UBTECH Jimu Robot BuzzBot & MuttBot - App Enabled STEM Learning Robotic Building Block Kit • Amazon Business $58.95 6 $353.70
UBTECH JIMU Robot Tankbot App Enabled Stem Learning Robotic Building Block Kit (2016) • Amazon Business $68.25 2 $136.50

Materials cost

$490.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$527.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.10

Total project goal

$620.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$620.65

5 Donors

-$310.33

Donations toward project cost

-$263.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.55

match offer

-$310.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$263.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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