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Mr. Kelly from Pleasantville NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Coding Off the Ground...With Drones! Building a Fleet!

Help me give my students Parrot Airborne Cargo codable MiniDrones because they will allow their dreams (and their coding ability) to fly higher than they ever imagined!

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My Students

The students I work with are very excited about learning and curious about the world around them (especially anything involving STEM). My students love educational technology, and it is one of my passions as an educator. Based in a small city in South Jersey, my public elementary school is a diverse community of learners. From many different cultural, socioeconomic, and language backgrounds, we share our many different experiences with each other. Our student population includes many high-needs learners, and over ninety percent of our student population qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch due to the families' low socioeconomic status.

Most of my classes throughout the day are inclusion classes, and it is great to see all of my students collaborating and having fun using technology together!

Despite the difficulties my students endure in and out of the classroom, they truly enjoy coming to school. It is great to see all of my students collaborating and having fun working together! The best way to do this is with technology and your help.

My Project

My students love coding and they want to do more. They want to go higher....literally. These Parrot Airborne Cargo codable MiniDrone will allow their dreams (and algorithms) to fly higher than they ever dreamed. They will be able to write lines of coding and watch the drone follow their algorithms way up in the sky. The possibilities are sky high! The students that I work with are very excited about learning and curious about the world around them (especially anything involving STEM). These codable drones will help my students learn more about the world around them through problem solving.

With programmable drones, my students (especially my students with disabilities) will be exposed to a level of computer science that they otherwise would not have access to; and it would give my students real world skills to help turn them into producers in this digital world.

It interests them and makes them more willing and likely to socialize, building the important skill of teamwork and socialization, often lacking in the learning disabled student population.

All of my students love educational technology and it is one of my passions as an educator. I love being able to use technology to supplement and enhance my teaching experiences with my students. These drones will be absolutely amazing for my students! . With your help, this project will give all of my students an advantage in the area of technology and may encourage them to pursue a career path they would have never imagined without the exposure to this innovative technology. Thank you!

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Mr. Kelly
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Parrot Airborne Cargo MiniDrone - Mars (White) • Amazon Business $27.45 5 $137.25
Anbee 3.7v 630mAh LiPo Battery 4pcs + Multi-Battery Charger for Parrot MiniDrones Mambo FPV - Fly - Mission / Jumping Sumo / Rolling Spider / Air Night / Airborne Cargo / Jumping Race Drone • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99

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