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Mr. Farrell from East Elmhurst NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Flying High with Computer Programming

My students need one Parrot - Airborne Night SWAT Drone as part of their advanced Computer Programming course.

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My Students

"Drones make STEM learning relevant and fun by allowing students to become creators of technology and by allowing them to collaborate, build off each others’ creative ideas, and share enthusiasm." ~Accelerate STEM Learning with Drones, Tynker Blog

We have a large immigrant population that represents many cultures throughout the world.

Like most children, our students face obstacles in attaining their educational goals. Many of our children face the addition challenge of having to be proficient in more than one language.

My Project

The students in my Computer Technology classes are currently learning about computer programming. We use two programs that are intuitive, easy to use, yet challenging. Although many of the students remain engaged in learning throughout the course; there is nothing better than hands-on activities to help students visualize how their code can solve concrete problems. I am hoping to add a Parrot - Airborne Night Mini-Drone (designed for indoor use) to help teach programming and bring STEM learning to life. Mini-drones are similar to radio controlled cars except they fly like helicopters. Instead of using a joystick to control the mini-drone, my students will learn to use computer programming to control the mini-drones and have them complete tasks of various complexity. Imagine the excitement of writing a computer program that makes a mini-drone fly. Now imagine having that experience when you were nine. Where would that kind of experience take you? To me; the sky is the limit.

One of the most memorable and influential learning experiences I had as a child was being part of my school's rocket club.

The hands-on, practical activities of designing, building and launching rockets propelled my natural curiosities towards a life long love for problem solving and technology. With the hands-on, practical experiences mini-drones and other connected devices offer my students; I hope to spark their curiosities and cultivate their life long love for problem solving.

Mr. Farrell
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Parrot - Airborne Night SWAT Drone - Black • Best Buy Education $129.99 1 $129.99

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