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Mrs. Ardis from Charlotte NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Maker Space

My students need coding products such as coding games, LEGO building blocks, robots, and STEM activities.

  • $504 goal

This project expired on July 13, 2018.

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My Students

Our school is classified as Title I. All of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Our demographic population is 48% female and 52% male. 56% of the students are African American, 4% are White, 20% are Hispanic/Latino, 8% Asian, and 12% are of mixed race. Our school has 1:1 technology. We have carts of Chromebooks in every classroom. We are an urban community school. I am the librarian and am starting to create a makerspace. I ordered a few coding pieces but now that the students are interested, I need more.

My Project

The students will be able to creatively problem solve using the maker space and coding games, LEGO building blocks, robots, and STEM activities. I have created an area in the media center to allow students and/or classes to come explore. They can do individual games, coding, and projects, or the class can learn together the various projects in the maker space area. My teachers and students are excited to begin this journey in the media center. Even though I currently only have a few items, they are being well used, and the students are asking for more! Please help me in giving our students opportunities they cannot find at home.

Mrs. Ardis
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 999 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder Workshop Dash Robot • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game • Amazon Business $34.00 2 $68.00
LEGO Classic Creative Building Box Set #10695 • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
Modular Robotics Cubelets Brick Adapter (4-Pack), Yellow • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Elenco - Escape Robot Kit • Best Buy Education $28.78 1 $28.78
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Coding Games in Scratch • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46

Materials cost

$364.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.41

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$428.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.54

Total project goal

$503.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$503.60

2 Donors

-$251.62

Donations toward project cost

-$214.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.44

match offer

-$251.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$213.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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