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Ms. Bialek from Buffalo NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let micro:learners Work On micro:bits!

My students need a class set of micro:bits for coding! They will use these tiny hand held programmable computers to program flash messages and power other devices.

  • $573 goal

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My Students

My students are special because they love learning! I am a K-3 Literacy Technology teacher. Additionally, I teach two sections of enrichment to first graders and run a coding club for grades 3-5. My students show how much they love learning because they produce some pretty amazing work!

My students are a diverse group of learners with very different needs so we're very lucky to have this research and technology class which allows for differentiation through the use of computers.

I teach over three hundred kindergarten through third grade students during the course of a week so every day in a new and different experience. We are an urban school with students who come from a variety of economic backgrounds.

Our research and technology class puts all of the children on an even playing field. They all learn how to use computers, use computer programs, and apply research strategies. The children LOVE choosing research topics and publishing their work. Additionally, we introduce children to Computer Science by providing experiences with coding. They take pride in their work and I hope to inspire them to continue to want to learn about the world around them.

My Project

My students need a class set of micro:bits to help us exceed the computer science standards. My students, as young as kindergarten, are learning about Literacy Technology twice a week. Even at such an early age, they are learning the fundamentals of computer coding!

Having a class set of micro:bits would allow students to see how coding can be applied to the real world.

These small devices allow students to move from basic blocky coding on the computer screen, to using Java Script to code. Students are able to create anything from a timer to a small game. The possibilities are endless with these tiny personal computers!

Ms. Bialek
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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micro:bit Single Retail Box • AKJ Education $14.99 30 $449.70

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