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Ms. Paradise from New York NY is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hacking Computer Coding with iPads

My students need an iPad so they can run coding apps for our robots so they can learn computer coding, and see the opportunities it can create.

  • $491 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are as diverse as New York City in race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. Our school demographics are sixty-two percent Hispanic, twenty-eight percent Black, five percent Asian and three percent White, with eighty-five percent of students receiving free or reduced price lunches. My students come to school everyday from all five boroughs with various needs, persevering against all the challenges life has thrown at them.

I have students who come to school with so little and students coming to school without breakfast and without backpacks.

Some cannot live at home with their parents and some do not even have a place to call home. Our students deal with many challenges including mental health issues, gun violence, and pregnancies. I want to be able to use my time with my students to provide them all with the education opportunities they deserve.

My Project

The students in my elective science class chose which topics they thought were the most interesting, exciting, and relevant to living in today's society. One of those topics? Computer Science. They know the way the future is going, and they want to capitalize on that. In order to do that, we need materials for them to explore computer coding.

We need an iPad to run the computer coding apps that connect with our robots.

One of the most important aspects of computer coding is getting to see your work in action, and that can only happen with the correct tools available. This iPad will be able to run the Dash robot apps, as well as use other computer coding apps made freely available. My students will then be able to not only create computer code, but to see how coding can transform the world around them. The ability to shape their environment, and physically see how their code works in the real world will give them a sense of the opportunities this field of study offers. Then this burgeoning interest that my students have in computer science can grow into future college and career pursuits.

Ms. Paradise
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with WiFi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 1 $329.99
OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Apple iPad (5th Gen) - Black • Best Buy Education $51.24 1 $51.24

Materials cost

$381.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.58

Total project goal

$490.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$490.53

2 Donors

-$238.48

Donations toward project cost

-$208.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

match offer

-$245.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$208.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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