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Ms. Lowrance from Seminole OK is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

Get Our Game On - Count Steps - Program Micro:bits

We need micro:bits in order to learn computer programming, create inventions and get moving.

  • $968 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

Students in my class are studying multimedia, digital art, animation, graphic design, photography, video production, computer programming, 3D modeling, 3D animation and game design.

Students work independently and in collaborative teams to learn skills and complete projects. Students can design their own projects to focus their learning in areas they are most interested in learning.

Most of my students have never created an app, designed a game, used Adobe software - Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Animate, created inventions using digital electronics or written computer code.

Students will learn to use Micro:bits and computer programming to create pedometers to track their steps. Students will learn to write code to detect movement, measure temperature, create a compass, sense light and create music. Students will become more aware of their physical movement throughout the day and learn to write code. Students will learn problem-solving skills through creating their own inventions and troubleshooting their code.

In Their Own Words

Our goals include creating a pedometer to track our steps by learning to write computer code to program a Micro:bit. We will create inventions using Micro:bits and digital electronics. Our inventions will include a pedometer, compass, temperature sensor, motion detector and inventions we dream up . By tracking our number of our steps each day we will strive to be more active and healthy.

We will work individually and in teams to program and create digital electronics. We will help each other troubleshoot our computer code and designs. We will present our inventions to our class, teachers and school employees. Our digital electronics will be tested by our classmates and other students at our school.

We will learn how to program the Micro:bit and create digital devices using microbit.org, tinkeracademy.com, https://makecode.microbit.org, https://www.microbit.co.uk, https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/sparkfun-inventors-kit-for-microbit-experiment-guide, and other online resources. This project is important because we will learn how to write computer code, think logically and improve our health by tracking our steps. We will be more active by going outside to track temperature and use our digital compass. We will move around in our classroom in order for the digital devices to sense movement, sense light, and as we create and test our inventions. This project is import because we will learn to write computer programs and the importance of movement to our health.

Ms. Lowrance
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 36 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Micro:bit Tinker Kit include Micro:bit Board, Micro:bit Breakout Board, OCTOPUS PIR Sensor Module Used for Classroom Teaching and for DIY Beginners by MakerFocus • Amazon Business $69.99 3 $209.97
BBC micro:bit go • Amazon Business $21.00 9 $189.00
Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger, One of the Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Battery, Ultra-Compact High-speed-Charging-Technology Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More (Black) • Amazon Business $25.99 5 $129.95
Seeedstudio Grove Inventor Kit for micro:bit • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
SparkFun Inventor's Kit for micro:bit • Amazon Business $54.95 1 $54.95
2pcs Micro:bit Protective Case Non-acrylic Silicone Case Cute Pattern, Soft Microfiber and Easy to Storage for BBC Micro:bit Board Blue and Yellow by MakerFocus • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
BBC micro:bit go • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
WGGE WG-026 20 Pieces and 5 Colors Test Lead Set & Alligator Clips, 20.5 inches • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88

Materials cost

$722.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$58.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$822.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$145.13

Total project goal

$967.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$967.52

1 Donor

-$411.20

Donations toward project cost

-$411.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$483.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$411.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$72.56

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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