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Mrs. Myers from Wade NC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Designing for Extraordinary Characters

Help me give my students Extraordinaires Design Studio sets, design materials and headphones so we can collaborate and engineer gadgets, tools, vehicles, etc. with specific characters and situations in mind.

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My Students

Every student needs to be challenged. I work with Academically Intellectually Gifted students in three rural schools. One of these schools is at the edge of our county, so far from town, that we struggle to get an internet signal. All three are Title I schools with many who receive free or reduced-priced lunch. All three schools are in close proximity to one of our nation's largest military bases.

The AIG students are some of the hardest to grow academically.

Their teachers and I consult regularly to find ways to make sure this student population has access to challenging learning experiences and access to diverse ways to approach a problem. They need opportunities to expand their thinking and develop their unique gifts. As their teacher, I have to bring many experiences to them because the rural environment just doesn't offer the same opportunities that a city might.

Just as these students have academic needs, their regular ed peers do too. As an AIG teacher, I work with all the students who need acceleration. Every student needs a challenge. These schools do not have the budget to provide access to those challenges.

My Project

My students have experience designing and engineering many different things from balloon powered cars to bridges. What they do not have experience with is focusing their design for someone specific with human needs or superhuman attributes. We are requesting Extraordinaires Design Studio sets, design materials and headphones so we can collaborate and engineer gadgets, tools, vehicles, etc. with specific characters and situations in mind.

With these Extraordinaires characters, my students will have the opportunity to learn all about a character's job, environment, goals, and needs and then will design something specifically for that character.

This project will help my students learn about empathy, seeing the world through another's eyes, while creating amazing prototypes using engineering and science.

It is important that my students know that their learning is for a purpose and this project will help us achieve that.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Heavy-Duty Kids' Headphone w/Tangle-Free Fabric Cord (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $88.74 1 $88.74
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.97 2 $49.94
Fat Brain Toys Reptangles • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Creativity Hub The Extraordinaires Design Studio: Inventions – Teach Kids Design • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Extraordinaires Design Studio: Buildings – Teach Kids Design • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95

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