If I Only Had a Mouse - I Could Redesign the World
My students need 25 mice for use with our laptops so they can use our digital electronics software.
This project expired on May 11, 2015.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
Everyone has heard of the integrated circuit, but could you actually wire one into a real working circuit? My students are learning to do just that. It begins with a sketch, moves to a circuit design software, and finishes with an actual circuit. But what if you were slowed down by a touch pad?
I teach in a Dallas ISD public high school with 65% low income student population.
Most of my Academy of Engineering students will be the first in their families to attend college. Our Academy of Engineering provides STEM electives for our students to take in 9 - 12 grade. Digital Electronics is the second course in the 4 year cycle.
The students love this class and are amazed by how their lessons and activities connect to their lives.
My Academy of Engineering students are all about hands on learning. In Digital Electronics they use laptops to design circuits which they are then able to test and actually build using hardware. The one thing we really need are mice for each laptop to aid in using this software. The software is a fabulous tool but was intended for use with a mouse. The laptop touch pads seem to add a layer of difficulty when the students are drawing and designing on the screen.
I will immediately put your donation to work as soon as this project is completely funded.
The students will be able to use the software so much more quickly and complete the circuits so they can move on to the hands on building of the circuits.
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