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Mrs. Peterson from Smithfield VA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Look! I'm an Action Figure

Help me give my students a Structure Sensor Mark II 3D scanning camera bundle for use with our 3D printer.

  • $656 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 150 middle schoolers (7th and 8th graders) in my building per semester. They have chosen to take technology as an elective. This group includes a wide variety of students, from those identified as gifted and talented, to students identified as special education students who need support with an individual education plan. My experience with them has taught me that they think they are "too cool for school" and usually have to be coerced into learning. Once their interest is piqued, they never cease to amaze me with their ability to learn. They are digital natives and can usually teach me a thing or two.

My students want their education to be relevant and mirror real-life experiences.

I want to give them the opportunity to shine. I want to support all the needs of my students. Together, we are a most excellent team.

My Project

By the time students reach my technology class, assigning dioramas as projects is boring; they've done it so many times before. Such an assignment elicits groans and relatively few completed, uncreative products. I want my students to create dioramas that will be exciting and valuable to their learning.

With this requested Structure Sensor camera, we'll be able to 3D scan students and print actual miniatures of each other!

Using our 3D printer, students will be able to put themselves and their friends into their projects. Imagine the excitement of having an action figure of yourself! My students will be creating dollhouses for our preschool partners. We will cut the walls and roof pieces using our laser cutter and then design furniture using our 3D printer. Finally, we will scan our partners and print them as action figures to play "house".

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Structure Sensor (Mark II) for iPad • Structure by Occiptal $519.00 1 $519.00

Materials cost

$519.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$556.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.26

Total project goal

$655.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$655.04

2 Donors

-$655.04

Donations toward project cost

-$556.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$98.26

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$0.00

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