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Mr. Cortazzo from Ruffs Dale PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drone On!

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn computer science through the drone experience!!

  • $465 goal

This project expired on July 10, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My School District sits in a small rural section of southwestern Pennsylvania. The community is committed to the education of their children and very involved in the schools. The majority of students in our school district come from low-income households yet arrive at school on most days full of energy and with an open mind to learning.

Over half of our students receive free breakfast daily, and many receive free lunch as well.

These students deserve just as great of a learning experience as any other student. That is why I have made it my mission to give these student every opportunity in the world to succeed starting with a fun and exciting education!

My Project

Our students are very interested in STEM related activities. We have been working all year on various ways to introduce students to new STEM fields and encourage their engagement in STEM areas.

Drones will allow K-5 students to discover and develop coding knowledge, visual spacial abilities, and collaboration.

The drones will give students a chance to learn and use their coding knowledge to program a drone to fly. The students will have to think about where they want the drone to go, how to get it there, and the safety of everyone involved along the way. Students will practice and develop problem solving skills and perseverance as well. These drones could change our students lives. Thank you.

Mr. Cortazzo
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 520 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DJI Tello Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera and VR Powered Technology Fun Flight Bundle with Carry Case, Spare Battery and VR Goggles Headset • Amazon Business $119.95 3 $359.85

Materials cost

$359.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$395.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.75

Total project goal

$465.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$465.00

4 Donors

-$285.34

Donations toward project cost

-$250.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.84

Matching donations from our partners

-$170.29

Match offers toward project cost

-$144.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.37

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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