You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Douglas from Machias ME is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Microbits for Future STEM Leaders

My students need 10 microbits, AAA batteries, and a storage bin to learn about computer science, math, and science.

  • $296 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a rugged and beautiful town. We live right where agricultural lands meet the coastal waters along the Atlantic. Students grow up learning firsthand about wild blueberries and lobsters.

We love to learn about our world through personal and unique experiences.

We work to understand the people, places and things around us. Our small historic town has links to the Revolutionary War. My students are creative and hungry for knowledge. We have limited resources available in our school, so we have to be creative to maximize every opportunity for each of our amazing students.

My Project

My students enthusiasm for technology is astounding. They want to take their basic computer coding skills to the next level with microbits, a small programmable computer. With microbits they will be able to design a program, download it to the microbits, and test it out.

My students will develop their own unique research questions, design a coded program to collect data with sensors and analyze the data.

We will then share and critique our findings. This project will put my students in the driver seat of their own investigation. They will also learn the valuable lesson that every experiment has limitations. Microbits will bring numerous STEM opportunities into our classroom and engage each student.

Mrs. Douglas
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Douglas is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
micro:bit go Single Retail Bundle Box • AKJ Education $16.50 10 $165.00
Rubbermaid Commercial BRUTE Tote Storage Bin with Lid, 14-Gallon, Gray (FG9S3000GRAY) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (100-Pack) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99

Materials cost

$207.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.38

Total project goal

$295.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$295.88

1 Donor

-$147.94

Donations toward project cost

-$125.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.19

match offer

-$147.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.19

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Machias","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2114081],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"ME","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3125466,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":3,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/microbits-for-future-stem-leaders/3125466/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Douglas","authorIds":{"2114081":{"owner":"Mrs. Douglas","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3125466],"proposalHash":"-1887314292","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp2114081_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1471463647745","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":338918,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":351,"proposalURL":"project/whiteboards-for-math-class/5443008/","proposalTitle":"Whiteboards for Math Class","proposalId":5443008},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTE4NTQ5Ng==","MjE2NDYxMQ=="],"teacherId":2114081,"schoolCounty":"Washington","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"ME","name":"Maine"}}