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Mrs. B. from Lexington Park MD is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

GHES is Making with Makerbot!

Help me give my students more opportunities to explore 3D printing with the donation of the filament for our Makerbot Printer.

  • $532 goal

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My Students

My students are amazing, hardworking children from very different backgrounds. Some of the children are from military families and have traveled the world. Others are from local families who have never left their own neighborhood. 68% of our students qualify for free or reduced price lunch. 49% are African-American, 48% White, 2% Latino and 1% other ethnicities. We are a Title I school in a suburban setting with a large military population. Our school has the highest mobility rate of any in the county with 13% of the population transferring in and out during any given school year. A large number of our students are with us for part of one year, then at another Title I school, then back to us for a period of time over and over again.

My students and I love all the new technologies like robots and 3D printing.

As a teacher, I never imagined I would be teaching students to use these technologies. Of course, the more we use, the more we would like to have, so all can have a chance to use them.

My Project

My 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students are learning to create 3D objects that can be used by our teachers and students with special needs. We were able to purchase a Makerbot printer with a grant from James Paterson. It is a great printer, but, like all printers, it needs ink to run. In this case, we need Makerbot Filament.

Our first project this year will be to create 3D plaques for each of the common areas in our school with the name of the room in print and in Braille.

I am exciting to involve my students in this project that will benefit members of our community as well as students in our school. Our signs have Braille already but they are at adult eye level. Our new plaques will be placed at kid height.

Mrs. B.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MakerBot MP06572 Large 10-Pack PLA Filament, Spool, 1.75 millimeters Diameter (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $392.49 1 $392.49

Materials cost

$392.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.55

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$451.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.75

Total project goal

$531.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$531.68

4 Donors

-$530.80

Donations toward project cost

-$451.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

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$0.00

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