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Ms. H. from Paterson NJ is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Is It Coding or Is It Fun?

My students need electric snap circuit kits, Makey Makey projects, and books to learn how to code.

  • $504 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Students like technology, which is great, but what if they could BUILD the technology?

My students are Second Graders that have been accepted into the Gifted and Talented academy for our district.

Being young and identified as gifted they should be challenged in academics and technology. Most of my students do not have computers at home, which means students need to learn about technology and resources in the classroom. Students learn how to work collaboratively with each other through online resources, but are also provided some opportunities to have fun with technology.

My Project

I want to teach my students the gamete of programming and coding. The future is in technology and how to control it. Students need to learn the basics of the English language and Mathematics to graduate from school, but they must learn the basics of coding and electronics to succeed in the future. Coding and Electronics work hand and hand in the computer field. I would like to get my students used to working with both in a play environment. Students can learn to create their own circuits using the snap circuits and move on to the Makey Makey. Using the books and other resources students will be able to teach themselves and build their own projects based on their own ideas.

I want students to understand the basics of programming and electronics when they leave my class.

I want the students to have a leg up on their competition in programming and are able to make their own ideas come to life.

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Ms. H.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business $49.95 2 $99.90
littleBits Electronics Base Kit • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Snap Circuits PRO SC-500 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $50.99 1 $50.99
Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Green • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Make: Getting Started with littleBits: Prototyping and Inventing with Modular Electronics • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
Sylvia's Super-Awesome Project Book: Super-Simple Arduino (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
DK Workbooks: Coding with Scratch Workbook • Amazon Business $4.73 1 $4.73

Materials cost

$391.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$427.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.49

Total project goal

$503.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$503.26

2 Donors

-$233.98

Donations toward project cost

-$213.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.10

match offer

-$251.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$213.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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