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  • $1,527 goal

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Mr. Czarka
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Game Makers Become Game Changers in Science Everywhere

My students need littleBits coding kits for extending learning beyond the regular school day and a projector adapter, so I can display initial directions for all students to see.

My Students

On any given day, my classroom represents nearly every continent with students working together to learn English. They are excited to learn about each other, about the USA, and most importantly, from each other.

My students come from varied backgrounds and each has an story to share about their often arduous and perilous journey to my school and an education from abroad.

They are overcoming social and emotional barriers each day to receive an education. Learning English in my classroom is often their happiest moment, a chance to remember the home they left and to become a citizen of their new home here in America. My school is situated on the edge of an industrial park in the South Bronx, within the nation’s poorest Congressional District. We are a Title I school, which means that each student qualifies for free breakfast and lunch. I teach 150 students hailing from Yemen, Bangladesh, the Dominican Republic, China, Burkina Faso and so on. They often do not have access to laptops, iPads, or Internet connectivity at home. This makes my classroom their hub to connect, innovate, and impact the world.

My Project

My students are ready to unleash their newly minted tech skills to invent, code, and program solutions to local and global problems they identify around them after school and at home.

By supporting this project, you will allow my students to deeply know and internalize the belief that important learning should not end when leaving the classroom walls; instead it expands in momentous ways afterwards!

With the littleBits coding kits the students will be able to explore hands on engaging and inventive color coded magnetic bits to extend their learning during after school and at home after each day's final school bell rings They will learn how to code, or write directions, to engineer for computers, programs, toys and tools. They will learn that they do not have to wait be an adult to invent, create, innovate, and impact their community. This project has been inspired by the innovative First Lego League and Super Scientist DonorsChoose.org projects that foster a home-school connection for engaging science and computer programming learning! My students look forward to creatively inventing after school and at home, leveraging classroom time for extended learning and preparation for 21st century careers (but, shhh, let's just let them 'play' for now)!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
littleBits Education Code Kit • Amazon Business $299.95 2 $599.90
littleBits Education Code Kit • Amazon Business $299.95 2 $599.90
Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter iPhone, iPad iPod (MD826AM/A) • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99

Materials cost

$1,248.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,297.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$228.97

Total project goal

$1,526.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,526.49

1 Donor

-$259.50

Donations toward project cost

-$259.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$1,221.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,038.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$183.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$45.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Overdeck Family Foundation and Simons Foundation and one other donor.

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