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Mrs. Chitwood from Saint Paul MN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

If You Give a Student a 3D Printer...

Help me give my students a 3D printer to add to the Maxfield Library Maker Space.

  • $370 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are smart, amazing, young scholars. We are a diverse community full of many different strengths and talents.

My students are more engaged with learning when they are creating.

The school library is not only a place to check out books, it is also a place that inspires creativity and learning. In the library students get to explore, research, create, and collaborate. All of the students get to visit the library and use its resources at least once a week.

My Project

Women and minorities are underrepresented in tech fields and schools can help change this. “A 2016 report from Google found that Black and Hispanic students were 1.5 and 1.7 times more likely to have an interest in learning CS. And while the nation has, overall, increased the number of CS course offerings in K-12 education, black and Hispanic students are less likely to have access to those resources (Myers, 2018).”

Offering computer science from elementary school to high school can change the future for students.

Women who try computer science in high school are ten times more likely to major in it and Black and Latino students are seven times more likely to major in it (“What’s wrong with this picture?”, 2018).

The 3D printer will be an exciting addition to the Library MakerSpace. 3D printing encourages creative thinking and promotes active learning. Students will design objects using TinkerKad and then print those items using the 3D printer.

Mrs. Chitwood
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
XYZ Printing da Vinci Jr. 1.0 Pro 3F1JPXUS00B 3D Printer, Red/Black • Quill.com $279.95 1 $279.95

Materials cost

$279.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.44

Total project goal

$369.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$369.59

1 Donor

-$232.00

Donations toward project cost

-$208.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.25

Matching donations from our partners

-$124.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$105.40

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.59

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$0.00

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