How often do you find yourself using technology throughout the day? Look, you're using it right now! Through our school's computer science program, our students don't just USE technology, they program it themselves!
Through computer programming, our students are able to display their extraordinary level of creativity, perseverance, and problem solving skills.
I have the immense privilege of teaching basic computer programming skills to grades K-8. Many of our students come from impoverished settings, as over 75% of our families receive free and reduced lunch. Much of this population does not have the luxury of internet or computer access within their home, so it is our responsibility to equip them with digital age skills, by providing quality instruction through educational technology.
The use of good mice is critical in our computer programming environment. Our students rely on the functionality of the mouse to allow them to bring their creativity to life through programming. Unfortunately, our computer lab hasn't been equipped with new resources in quite some time. Many of our mice cords are threadbare and cause disruption in the mice uses operations. When these disruptions occur, not only is it frustrating for the students, but the malfunctions have also been known to cause unintentional errors in their programs.
By donating to this project, you will be improving the programming experience of over 500 students.
They will finally have the opportunity to program without the added frustration of a mouse that will not cooperate. They will finally be able to just write code.
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