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Mrs. B. from Mitchell SD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Makey Makey Music

Help me give my students 5 Makey Makey kits to build electronic music instruments.

  • $425 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a great school with 500 plus elementary students, all of whom come through my classroom twice a week. They love to learn and love to play and make music. The school itself is a wonderful place that allows students to learn in a safe and kind environment. I am very proud of our school for being innovative, and our principal supports teachers thinking outside the box. Teachers are always looking to find ways to create excitement and curiosity in their students, and I am no different in that regard.

My Project

Coding is an import skill for students to learn. Being able to use that when applied to music education takes it to the next level. Using Makey Makey students will be able to make electronic instruments out of ordinary objects.

Working to think creatively encourages independent learning where students are not afraid to try new things and are not afraid of failure.

In my class, it is a safe place to make mistakes as that is how we learn. Makey Makey uses closed circuits to turn ordinary objects like bananas into instruments with the use of their circuit board and a computer.

Our school is fortunate to have chrome books for the students to use so we will work on basic coding to allow students to create an instrument digitally and physically, then working collaboratively to compose a basic song with those instruments. Coding and music can go hand in hand.

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Mrs. B.
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 550 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makey Makey Classic • Makey Makey $59.95 5 $299.75

Materials cost

$299.75

Vendor shipping charges

$10.18

State sales tax

$16.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$360.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.69

Total project goal

$424.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$424.61

3 Donors

-$211.42

Donations toward project cost

-$181.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.21

Matching donations from our partners

-$211.42

Match offers toward project cost

-$179.71

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

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$0.00

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