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Mrs. Ridenour from Clayton CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Coding!

Help me give my students some hands on coding experiences with drones and Dash and Dot!

  • $1,291 goal

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My Students

I am fortunate to teach 6th grade math and science. I love that I get to intertwine these subjects that so clearly rely on one another. I have about 90 students throughout the day that come from various economic situations and backgrounds. Our students come from about 5 or 6 different elementary schools from our enormous district.

While most students live in the community where our school is located, many other students take buses early each morning to get to school on time.

I have three core classes throughout the day. One of these core classes is a collaboration class with students that have IEPs or other special needs. I have another teacher or aide in my class during these periods to assist these students and their varying needs.

My Project

This year we have our largest group of robotics students since we started our program two years ago. With so many students, we have a wide variety of interests that we hope to foster with the appropriate tools.

This year, many of our students have expressed interest in practicing their coding skills.

I know that the drones I have requested and Dash and Dot robots will peak their interest. I especially hope to get a group of our female students to create a team to compete in the Dash and Dot competitions. I think many students will also enjoy coding the Makeblock Airblock Transformable Drone/Hovercraft Robot and Robolink CoDrones to do tricks and to make videos from different angles. I look forward to seeing what my students can do with these tools!

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This project will reach 700 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Robolink CoDrone Pro - Programmable and Educational Drone Kit • Amazon Business $179.99 2 $359.98
Wonder Workshop – CUE Coding Robot For Kids 10+ – STEM Learning – Learn to Code – Text-Based Chatting – Three Auto Modes – Four Unique Avatars – Uses Microsoft MakeCode Language – Built-In Bluetooth • Amazon Business $179.95 1 $179.95
Wonder Workshop Dash – Coding Robot for Kids 6+ – Voice Activated – Navigates Objects – 5 Free Programming STEM Apps – Creating Confident Digital Citizens • Amazon Business $145.79 1 $145.79
Makeblock Airblock Transformable Drone/Hovercraft Robot for Kids. Multi-Form Programmable Toy for Kids Easily Transform to Vehicle and More, No Experience Needed, Easily Assembled and Safe Structure • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Wonder Workshop Dot Creativity Kit Robot • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Camera (FPV) Add-on for CoDrone/Petrone by Robolink and ByRobot • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
SKIL 2354-12 iXO Power Screwdriver With Cutter Attachment • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Midwest Products Hobby & Craft Easy Cutter (1126) • Amazon Business $19.73 1 $19.73

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