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Mrs. Kallianis from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Makey-ing Future Inventors!

Help me give my students 5 Makey Makey Invention Kits and a project book to aid them in learning about STEM through hands-on experience.

  • $339 goal

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My Students

I teach technology to students in kindergarten through sixth grade. 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

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields are an ever-growing entity. By providing students with meaningful STEM experiences, I hope to prepare students for their future successes. It is essential that students maintain their curiosity and creativity while pairing it with their growing skills of practicality and problem-solving. I want to help students identify things that they cannot solve yet and then work through a way to bring a solution to fruition. I feel that it is important to provide them with these experiences at school.

To achieve their highest potential in this age of technology, my students need greater access to technology, such as these Makey Makey Kits and project idea kit, that will allow them to explore and create through hands-on experiences.

A Makey Makey is a system based on the idea that everyone is an inventor. Using a series of circuits, students can code and invent anything that they can dream up. I feel that utilizing technology to foster academic growth, creativity, and excitement to help others and grow is essential for my students.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 195 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business $48.00 5 $240.00
20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$253.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$287.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.79

Total project goal

$338.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$338.59

3 Donors

-$164.15

Donations toward project cost

-$143.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.25

match offer

-$169.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$143.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.39

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.14

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$0.00

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