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Ms. Merchan from Savannah GA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Domo Arigato Mr Roboto: Learning Coding Through Play

Help me give my students fun ways to learn about coding and STEAM with Ozobot, Makey Makey, and Botley the coding robot.

  • $345 goal

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My Students

I teach Special Education students with emotional and behavior disorders in a self contained classroom.

My students have special needs that may prevent them from being successful in a regular education setting but they are often able to thrive in our small group setting with positive behavior interventions & supports.

My special education students learn best in an organized and structured environment but also benefit from frequent brain breaks. They are most focused when they are able to use engage in hands on learning that integrates art, technology, and learning through games and play.

The majority of my students come from low income households and often do not have access to technology, books, and supplies outside of school.

My Project

I teach special education students with severe emotional behavior disorders. Although they have not been able to be successful in a regular education setting, they are often able to thrive in our small group setting with positive behavior interventions and supports

My students LOVE technology and STEAM are are most engaged when they are able to use technology as a learning tool and learn through play.

Ozobot, Makey Makey, and Botley the Coding Robot, are three fun ways for my students to learn about coding, programming, engineering, and inventing while also engaging in play. Technology plays an ever increasing role in their lives and future careers. However, most of my students come from low-income backgrounds and have little access to technology at home. Help us get these fun resources for our room so that my students can learn more about this exciting field to get them started early and prepared for future success.

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Ms. Merchan
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Bit Coding Robot (White) • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot Activity Set, Coding Robot for Kids, STEM Toy, Programming for Kids, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $36.10 1 $36.10
HERMIT SHELL Hermitshell Hard Travel Case for Learning Resources Botley The Coding Robot Activity Set (Black) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
AmazonBasics AA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries - Pack of 48 • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
LTGEM Carrying Case for Ozobot Evo App-Connected Coding Robot - Fits USB Charging Cable / playfield / Skin / 4 Color Code Markers ( Fits a Full Robotics kit ) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot Action Challenge Accessory Set, 40 Pieces, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
overwrite Sticker Codes (Codes Pack) for use with Ozobot • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Aenllosi Hard Storage Case for Makey Makey Invention Game Kit/Collectors Gift Box Edition • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
AmazonBasics AAA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries - Pack of 36 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
CHANZON H&PC-59042 100pcs (10 colors x 10pcs) 5mm Light Emitting Diode LED Lamp Assorted Kit for Arduino Warm White Red Yellow Green Blue Orange UV Pink Lights • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98

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