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Mrs. Fritchie from Geismar LA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

From SPHEROS to HEROES!

My students need more devices to keep up with the interest and enthusiasm they have for learning. With more devices, more students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of robotics and computer science.

  • $932 goal

This project expired on June 24, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is full of creative thinkers and problem-solvers who are in need of some intellectual challenges! We have a very diverse population who would benefit from a multitude of learning experiences to deepen their academic endeavors. It is my goal to bring a revolutionary learning opportunity to my students to ignite a passion for learning like never before.

Our students are spectacularly special and unique in every way - each offer their own strengths and additions that make our population at my primary school INCREDIBLE!

I strive to highlight the exceptional qualities of each student and how they make our learning together deep and meaningful experiences.

My Project

Our students have learned so much from their Dash and Dot robots, but we've learned so much, we're ready to expand! We need more devices in our class to open up the opportunity to explore coding and robotics with the large numbers of students interested in learning.

These devices will bring MARS to our classroom and space exploration education to our students.

The devices in this project will be used for students to program them to fulfill challenges for them to learn and use coding and programming software. Students will use the Spheros to navigate a MARS challenge to transport a variety of objects, they will simulate a variety of challenges that will inspire them to continue space exploration education. The arduino boards and sensors will be used for students to create their on inquiry-based experiments with technology to gather data.

More devices helps our class continue to be problem solvers and solution seekers. The effects of their success goes beyond our robotics class, the critical-thinking and problem solving then appears in core subject areas - where sometimes the strongest in robotics tend to struggle in core subjects. Robotics can be their "thing". They're place where they are "strong one". The place where they can be the professional. It's more than code - it's confidence!

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17 donors17 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero Mini Green: The App-Controlled Robot Ball • Amazon Business $49.00 8 $392.00
Raspberry Pi Sensor Kit - SunFounder PiPlus 15-in-1 STEM Learning Kit Electronics Building Block with Motion Sensor Joystick Visual Programming Language for Raspberry Pi 3, 2 and RPi 1 Model B Plus • Amazon Business $75.99 2 $151.98
Uno R3 (open-source clone of Arduino Uno R3), USB cable, 9V snap connector, and 8AA battery pack (batteries not included). • Amazon Business $8.99 6 $53.94
Arducam Mini Module Camera Shield 5MP Plus OV5642 Camera Module for Arduino UNO Mega2560 Board • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
kuman for Raspberry PI Camera Module 5MP 1080p OV5647 Sensor HD Video Webcam Supports Night Vision SC15 • Amazon Business $22.75 1 $22.75
WINGONEER 5PCS of Temperature Humidity Sensor Module Digital DHT11 for Arduino Raspberry Pi 2 3 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
UCEC XY-MK-5V / XY-FST 315Mhz Rf Transmitter and Receiver Module Link Kit for Arduino/Arm/McU/Raspberry pi/Wireless DIY(6-pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
VIPITH 30 Packs 9v Battery Clip Connector Buckle, Faux Leather Housing T Type and 15cm Black and Red Cables for 9v Battery and Holders • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$690.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$60.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$791.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.66

Total project goal

$931.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$931.08

17 Donors

-$931.08

Donations toward project cost

-$791.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$139.66

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$0.00

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