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Mrs. Kallianis from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Read About Computer Science!

My students need a library of books related to computer science.

  • $403 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach technology to kindergartners through sixth grade at a south side Chicago school. The majority of my students are African American, and they come from varying economic backgrounds.

Our school, as a whole, is at about 47% poverty level so we, unfortunately, don't qualify for Title I funding and many other grants to purchase items for these deserving students.

My students, like most young students, enjoy activities that require movement, that are hands-on, and that allows students to work collaboratively during class. I am always trying to find items that will help improve their learning experiences and add excitement to the classroom environment.

My Project

All of my students are very interested in computer science. I want them to learn more about the history of computer science, who key people were in the field of CS, motivational books on how to have a positive mindset and to persevere through problem solving, and even some actual reference books on coding.

I would like to have a collection of library books on various topics related to computer science for students to "unplug" and read in my classroom.

Technology is great, but sometimes sitting down to read a book or even the opportunity to do a read-aloud can help inspire a student in a new way. I think I'm just as excited as the students about the books we've selected for this project.

Mrs. Kallianis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Way Things Work Now • Amazon Business $25.34 1 $25.34
The Computer Teacher from the Black Lagoon • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
What To Do With a Box • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
If You Give a Mouse an iPhone: A Cautionary Tail • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
But I Read It on the Internet! (Mrs. Skorupski Story) • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
It's a Book • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next generation • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (Women Who Changed Our World) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
The Pirates of Plagiarism • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
The Royal Coder (The Royal Series) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Get Coding!: Learn HTML, CSS & JavaScript & Build a Website, App & Game • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Once Upon a Time... Online: Happily Ever After Is Only a Click Away! • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
The Technology Tail: A Digital Footprint Story (Communicate with Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
Mindset Matters (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
When Charlie McButton Lost Power • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
The Berenstain Bears' Computer Trouble • Amazon Business $3.12 1 $3.12
Katherine Johnson (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $2.58 1 $2.58
Women Who Launched the Computer Age (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $2.30 1 $2.30

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