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Ms. Brittany from New York NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Who Code

My students need coding books, Lego coding kits, Osmo coding games, Parrot mini drones and various coding board games and other fun resources to teach them how to code.

  • $1,552 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an amazing group of caring, funny, and kind 6-year-olds. They are a diverse group; many students having special needs and most are English language learners. They all come from very different home environments. Some of my students are lucky enough to live with their parents and siblings, while others may live with their grandparents or other guardians while their parents are out of state for work.

Many of my students tend to lack resources, experience, and exposure from home, so it is important for me to provide them with experiences that are both academic and fun.

My Project

My colleagues and I recently visited a school whose work in coding and computer science in the classroom was being showcased... and let's just say we were blown away! It was amazing to see how technology, especially coding can be introduced at all grade levels and what positive results they yield.

Coding teaches students critical thinking, problem-solving skills, math skills, persistence, creativity and collaboration.

Coding is the computer language that is used to develop apps, websites and software; essentially telling your computer what to do. Today almost everything a child touches involves and is created by coding - their toys, remotes, TVs, phones and even watches. It is important that they not only know how these items work, but also know what makes them work and that they too can use coding to create useful programs.

I will begin introducing coding through "unplugged" coding board games such as Robot Turtles and Code Master. These games will introduce and develop concepts such as planning, sequential reasoning and problem solving skills using physical manipulatives such as coding cards and figurines. Once students have grasped these concepts I will then begin exposing them to coding using simplified games on the iPad such as Osmo Coding Awbie and Coding Jam, where students will begin using physical scratch coding blocks but will see the results of their code via the iPad screen. As their experience with coding progresses, I will then introduce things such as the Lego Boost set and mini drones which students will be able to control using codes they create on the iPad.

Please help us as we take on this large initiative to incorporate coding into our classroom! Not only is coding fun for students, but these are skills that will be extremely valuable in the future.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STEM Coding Robot Mouse Classroom Set • Amazon Business $299.00 1 $299.00
Wonder Workshop - Wonder Pack • Best Buy Education $279.99 1 $279.99
WeDo 2.0 Core Set • LEGO Education $189.95 1 $189.95
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Building and Coding Kit (847 Pieces) • Amazon Business $159.95 1 $159.95
Parrot Airborne Cargo MiniDrone - Mars (White) • Amazon Business $53.70 1 $53.70
Osmo Coding Jam Game (Base required) • Amazon Business $41.93 1 $41.93
Dash & Dot Learn to Code Challenge Card Box Set • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Osmo Coding Awbie Game (Base required) • Amazon Business $34.93 1 $34.93
Carrying Case for Osmo Genius Kit,fits OSMO Base/Starter/Numbers/Words/Tangram/Coding Awbie Game (Black) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
ThinkFun Robot Turtles Coding Board Game for Preschoolers • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Parrot External Battery Charger with USB Cable and 550mAh Lithium Polymer Battery for Parrot MiniDrones Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo • Amazon Business $20.15 1 $20.15
BTG Propellers Props for Parrot Minidrone Rolling Spider/airborne Cargo Drone/ Airborne Night Drone/ Hydrofoil Drone Minidrone Parrot Mambo Parrot Swing Parts 7 Colors • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
ThinkFun Code Master Programming Logic Game and STEM Toy • Amazon Business $17.48 1 $17.48
Scratch Coding Cards: Creative Coding Activities for Kids • Amazon Business $16.96 1 $16.96
My First Coding Book • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Parrot Minidrone Li-Poly Rechargeable Battery • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45

Materials cost

$1,254.83

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,318.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$232.70

Total project goal

$1,551.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,551.35

2 Donors

-$785.68

Donations toward project cost

-$667.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$117.85

match offer

-$765.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$650.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$114.85

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$0.00

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