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Mrs. Holberg from Mauston WI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Domo Arigato for Funding Our Robotos!

Help me give my students a Hexbug VEX IQ Robotics Construction Kit so they can hone their 4Cs!

  • $484 goal

This project expired on March 19, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Within my two libraries and middle school Makerlab, my 800 middle and high school students research, read, work in small groups, and discover together. I want students to WANT to learn. I want them to become engaged owners of their learning, to pair the familiar with the unfamiliar, to create something brand new, and to learn from each other.

Our students come to the library excited to use tools otherwise not available to them.

We are a fund-deficient district, deeply feeling the effects of dramatically decreased funding at the state level. Gone is money for many items that would increase student engagement and foster a true love of learning and discovery. Nearly 60% of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, which usually means that exposure to such tools is limited if not used in school.

My Project

My students are crazy about robots! This Hexbug kit, along with the accessories, will allow all students to create a robot, no matter their skill or comfort level. Whether they be a beginner needing the instructions to construct or a student ready to create the robot of her dreams, the kiddos will also be gaining hands-on experience with programming, coding, problem solving, creative thinking, and teamwork.

This Hexbug kit is a springboard into the mastery of 21st century skills for all of our students.

Our students are beginning to believe that they truly can make bring something from their imagination into reality...to be creators of things and ideas that currently don’t exist...that they truly are in charge of creating their own futures.

Mrs. Holberg
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hexbug VEX IQ Robotics Construction Kit • RobotShop $299.99 1 $299.99
VEX Robotic Arm • RobotShop $49.99 1 $49.99
VEX IQ Ultrasonic Distance Sensor • RobotShop $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$374.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$410.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.46

Total project goal

$483.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$483.05

5 Donors

-$318.04

Donations toward project cost

-$275.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.61

match offer

-$159.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$135.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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