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Mr. Gonzalez from N Hollywood CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hungry for Coding? Robots to the Rescue!

Help me give my students these computer coding robots. The Sphero Robot is touted as a fun and engaging way for students to learn computer coding.

  • $574 goal

This project expired on March 10, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from a predominantly Latino and low socio-economic background. Our School is located in the valley area of Los Angeles, California, an area that can be a bit downtroden. Despite this disadvantage, our students have the innate desire to learn and thrive in an academic setting. As a veteran educator, I can offer testimony of how students in deprived neighborhoods love learning and exploring, especially if the curiculum is hands on and pragmatic. This year is no exception.

Our students' learning comes to fruition with an experiental approach.

The current mandated Common Core California Standards places much rigor on both teachers and students, sometimes at the expense of the creative and explorative drives that many students manifest. I attest to the many "aha!" moments that students have when they explore on their own in the various hands-on projects that they complete throughout the year.

My Project

Although most of our students possess some basic computer skills, these are not related to computer coding. Our school is currently a STEM magnet and we have implemented various coding courses. It is imperative that we embrace this curriculum for the sake of making our students viable in the digital world of the future.

The robotic toys requested will help engage the students and invigorate the lessons that relate to the science of coding.

The inquiring students will see first hand how an inanimate number and symbol that they are negotiating with will be played out with a robotic device that will move about and respond to commands. This will be a big step and an example of going from the theoretical to the practical in a fun way.

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

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero SPRK+ STEAM Educational Robot • Amazon Business $116.87 2 $233.74
Anki Cozmo Limited Edition, Interstellar Blue, A Fun, Educational Toy Robot for Kids • Amazon Business $179.99 1 $179.99

Materials cost

$413.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$487.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.08

Total project goal

$573.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$573.88

11 Donors

-$473.88

Donations toward project cost

-$402.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.08

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

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$0.00

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