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Mr. Forde from Stamford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Doing the Robot with my 6th Graders!

Help me give my students the tools (Spheros) necessary for an exciting robotics programming experience within our curriculum!

  • $1,469 goal

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My Students

Our middle school is an urban school in Stamford, CT. Our students are very diverse and have a +50% free and reduced lunch rate. The Stamford Public Schools have students that speak over 50 different languages and a significant ELL population.

The hard working kids of our middle school require support to improve our technology curricula in order to include robotics for all students during the school day.

This project would be exiting for the students and help develop computational thinking skills in an equitable manner.

Please help us communicate to these deserving students that they matter!

My Project

I am hoping to use the 8 Sphero robots to teach basic programming and computational thinking skills as part of my 6th grade technology curriculum.

I believe strongly that we need to deliver these skills to All students during the school day so that it is equitable and available to all.

The only way to develop these important thinking skills is to embed the use of these robots during the school day when ALL kids are available.

Help me deliver "cs4all" and light the fire of learning in my students and increase their love of STEM!

Thank you in advance for your support!!

Mr. Forde
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero - BOLT • Best Buy Education $149.99 8 $1,199.92

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