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Mrs. Meyers from N Sioux City SD is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Micro:Bits to Bring Digital Ideas, Games and Apps to Life!

Help me give my students BBC micro:bit kits to learn coding with these pocket-sized computers. Using these microcontrollers, students can code, customize and control their digital ideas, games and apps to bring them to life.

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My Students

My students are 4th-8th graders. I get ALL of them as I teach technology classes. There are approximately 450+ students total in these grades.

We are a growing district in an area of high manufacturing and construction jobs.

Therefore, it's important if we want to retain graduates to our area and prepare them for local jobs, students need to be exposed to various types of technology. In this era of advanced manufacturing, robotics seems to be a perfect place to start.

I'd like to purchase BBC micro:bit kits for my classroom. Per the Adafruit website, "...the BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that you can code, customize and control to bring your digital ideas, games and apps to life." (https://www.adafruit.com/category/932)

My Project

I would like to purchase BBC micro:bit kits to use when teaching computer science concepts and applications to my students. Using these microcontrollers, students will code, customize and control their digital ideas, games and apps to bring them to life.

I'm trying to create a continuum of learning with regards to computer science in my 4-8 grade classes.

I am currently using small, color sensing robots with my younger students and would like to provide a more challenging option to my 6-8 graders. This will lay a groundwork for when students reach high school and can take classes in computer programming and robotics.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
micro:bit club 10 Pack Retail Bundle Box--AVAILABLE 1/14/2019 • AKJ Education $159.95 2 $319.90

Materials cost

$319.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$372.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.70

Total project goal

$437.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$437.99

14 Donors

-$429.89

Donations toward project cost

-$372.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.10

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$0.00

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