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Mr. Hopkins from Los Angeles CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Gifted Girls Programming Radical Robots

My students need the Lego EV3 Core Set so an all female team can compete in next year's Lego League competition.

  • $668 goal

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My Students

Encouraging girls to join the robotics revolution is imperative. Closing the technology information gap for all students in low-income neighborhoods with and without disabilities takes creative thinking. I teach at a title-I school in a large city in California and want to show the students that computer science has nothing to do with income or gender. You want to learn to code a robot? Think like a computer scientist. It starts with attitude, and our students have an abundance of good-attitudes.

The female students I teach are low-income but high-energy middle school students with a desire to start a journey in programming and robotics.

Females have always been underserved in the robotics world. Our magnet schools promote project based learning, creativity and problem solving. Building these 21st century skills is an essential vision we have for our middle school students, especially the girls. Sometimes our school budgets don't equal our vision. These young minds could excel with the proper tools.

My Project

If encouraging girls to get more involved in computer science, the Lego Robot Kit taps into many of these skills. Students will be learning to build different robots with various Legos in order to solve real-life problems. These authentic projects will require students to program their robots to move around a space in an efficient and productive way that solves problems. Because problems can have various solutions and strategies, an open-ended mindset is encouraged.

Teamwork, problem-solving, sequential thinking, programming, and creativity will be skills the girls from our class will develop by donating to our project.

These 21st century skills will benefit students throughout their middle school lives and beyond. High school teachers, college professors and employers are wanting females to get more involved in computer science. Lego robotics

provides the tools for literally making a solution with Legos while building programming and thinking skills, essential 21st century skills.

Mr. Hopkins
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 10 students.

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Lego Mindstorm Ev3 Core Set 45544 - New • Amazon Business $485.95 1 $485.95

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