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Mrs. Toomer from Upper Marlboro MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Girls Who Code

Help me give my students Microbits, an iPod, Logitectech digital crayons, pencil case, mount stabilizers, puzzles, and vinyl.

  • $1,225 goal

This project expired on January 31, 2020.

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My Students

We are one big, happy family. Our Title I school is home to a large population (92%) of English language learners. My students face many challenges while living in a new country and attempting to learn a new language.

My three classes are filled with 75 eager students who love working together to complete various tasks.

My goal is to make their transition as smooth as possible in hopes of preparing them for great achievement. They are capable of greatness and will achieve.

My Project

Everyone can fall in love with coding! If current statistics provide any indication, the idea of black and brown girls in STEM seems far-fetched. Look at any data report out there, and you’ll find that women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math. The inclusion of girls and people of color in STEM has to change. If the problem starts in childhood, that’s where we start the process. Parents and educators can usher young women (especially black and brown girls) into STEM careers with lifestyle-driven educational programs that ignite creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.

I am eager and excited to assist the Girls Who Code afterschool club with creating a makerspace lab where they will be able to make and create beyond their wildest dreams.

After attending the Pathfinders Summer Institute hosted by Infosys Foundation USA I am pumped to share the information learned. Teachers were encouraged to integrate coding, programming, and makerspace materials and creativity into their lessons to allow students to connect real-world experiences to what the are learning.

To get started with coding we will start with the Microbits. It can be coded from any web browser in Blocks, Javascript, Python, Scratch and more; no software required. Microbits are a fun, friendly and new way to engage with coding. In addition to the coding kits, my girls need an iPod to jam while we create, Logitectech digital crayons to use with our iPods, a pencil case, and mount stabilizers to record our making.

To recruit more girls we will conduct quarterly Girl STEM Nights, where girls and their families will enjoy coding, computer science, and makerspace activities.

Mrs. Toomer
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 800 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BBC2546862 Micro:bit go • Amazon Business $17.99 15 $269.85
Logitech - Crayon Digital Pencil • Best Buy Education $72.00 3 $216.00
Apple - iPod touch 32GB MP3 Player (7th Generation - Latest Model) - (PRODUCT)RED? • Best Buy Education $199.99 1 $199.99
Siser EasyWeed HTV 11.8" x 25ft Roll - Iron On Heat Transfer Vinyl (White) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Siser EasyWeed HTV 11.8" x 25ft Roll - Iron on Heat Transfer Vinyl (Fluorescent Blue) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Filmmaking Case Video Rig For Apple IPad Mini 4 with Lens Adapter, Tripod Mount and Stabilizer Grip - Limited Edition Anniversary Orange - Made in USA by IOgrapher - Accessories Not Included • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Ipad Tripod Stand, Bijisi Height Adjustable 20 to 60 Inch Tablet Tripod Mount for Ipad Pro 12.9"/11", Ipad Air 10.5", Ipad 9.7'' and More 9.5" to 14.5" Tablets with Bluetooth Remote Control As Gift • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
12 Pack Jigsaw Puzzles 80 Pieces Sublimation Blanks Puzzles DIY Puzzle Blank A4 Custom Puzzle for Heat Transfer 9.4X7.5 inches • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
35 Set 1 Oz Tins Aluminum Tins Cans Screw Top Round Steel tins Cans with Screw Lid Screw Lid Containers • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
MoKo Case Holder for Apple Pencil, Elastic Detachable Pouch for Apple Pencil, Fit iPad Pro 9.7/10.5/ New iPad 9.7 2018/iPad Air (3rd Generation) 10.5" 2019(Only for Apple Pencil 1st Case) - Rose GOLD • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
ColorCoral Silicone Case for New Apple Pencil 2nd Generation Ultra Light iPencil2 Sleeve Holder Case Compatible with iPad Pro 2018 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Insignia? - Cap for Apple Pencil - Clear • Best Buy Education $2.51 1 $2.51

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