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  • $568 goal

This project expired on November 28, 2018.

Mr. F.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Non-Techy Maker Space

My students need chipboard, markers, and graph paper along with other materials to create and design their own 3D prototypes.

My Students

The school's media center is a space where discovery, exploration, and creativity interweave while engaging with technology. Students' are provided opportunities through projects to learn about how to use different types of technology.

Our school's students are very eager to use a variety of materials to design and create to transition from just consuming media to being creators, makers, and inventors.

My students are predominately first-generation Mexican-American children of immigrants in grades K-5. Our school has an active performing arts program and technology program.

Our goal is to deliver students with up-to-date technology and unplugged activities to provide skills that students can use not just in technology fields, but also in different areas while tapping into multiple fields and interests.

My Project

When one thinks of maker spaces, we tend to think of 3D and laser printers, scanners, engravers, and all kinds of tech-related equipment, which is fantastic, but a lot of it starts without technology prototyping an idea. Our school has significantly invested in technology throughout the years, investing in various devices and ensuring most grade levels are 1:1.

Students engage to a significant degree with technology, but I want to create a space for students to explore, create, design, and hopefully, invent, to ensure our students continue to have access to world-class skills to prepare them for success in the 21st century, but that doesn't necessarily revolve around technology.

I want the center to be accessible, and not necessarily bogged down with tech devices. Students will be able to navigate the design process starting from drawing on graph paper to prototyping with chipboard. Creating a design in 3D will help students think in different ways, and see their digital and 2D ideas in different ways. I want to have a large variety of materials so students can explore and be as creative as possible.

Our school's budget has been cut dramatically for the past few years, but we still have the responsibility of making sure our students are obtaining the skills and experiences they will need to be successful. The materials like chipboard, graph paper, and the rest will help to close that gap just a little bit more and help create a space for my students to see themselves further as makers.

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This project expired on November 28, 2018.

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola 58-7858 40 ct Broad Line Ultra-Clean Washable Markers Toy • Amazon Business $15.31 6 $91.86
100 EcoSwift 8.5x11 Chipboard Cardboard Craft Scrapbook Material Scrapbooking Packaging Sheets Shipping Pads Inserts 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch Chip Board • Amazon Business $15.95 3 $47.85
Tape King Professional Grade Duct Tape, 3-Pack, Silver Color Multi Pack, 11mil Thick (1.88 inch x 35 Yards), 48mm x 32m - Ideal for Crafts, Home Improvement Projects, Repairs, Maintenance, Bulk • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
GreyParrot Tape UV Blacklight Reactive, (6 Pack), (6 Colors), 33ft per Roll, Fluorescent Cloth Tape • Amazon Business $14.80 2 $29.60
IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $28.85 1 $28.85
School Smart 85279 Double Sided Graph Paper with 1/2 in Rule - 8 1/2 x 11 inches - Ream of 500 - White • Amazon Business $9.38 3 $28.14
Scotch Magic Tape and Refillable Dispenser, Numerous Applications, Engineered for Repairing, Standard Width, 3/4 x 650 Inches, 6-Pack (6122) • Amazon Business $9.80 2 $19.60
ETA hand2mind Interlocking Plastic Unit Cubes with Storage Tub (Set of 500) • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
HEHALI 1600pcs Pom Poms Set,including 1500pcs Pom Poms Craft Assorted Sizes and Colors with 100pcs Wiggle Googly Eyes for Hobby Supplies and Creative Craft DIY Material • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mira Handcrafts 40 Assorted Colors Acrylic Yarn Skeins with 7 E-Books - Perfect for Any Knitting and Crochet Mini Project • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Natural Wood Craft Sticks (Pack of 1,000) • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
Westcott School Left and Right Handed Kids 5” Scissors, Blunt, 6 Pack (16454) • Amazon Business $6.09 2 $12.18
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $6.00 2 $12.00
Its Academic 12" Assorted Colors Flexible Ruler (1137) • Amazon Business $2.00 6 $12.00
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils, 2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened, Yellow, 30 Count (13830) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Staedtler Metal Double Hole Sharpener with Tub, 512001BK • Amazon Business $5.83 2 $11.66
Googly Wiggle Eyes 1300 Pcs Wiggle Eyes Self Adhesive for Craft Sticker Multiple Colored Size for DIY Animal Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Acerich 854-1027 300 Pcs Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Craft Decorations Chenille Stems (6 mm x 12 inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Elmer's 3D Washable Glitter Glue Pens, Classic Rainbow, Pack of 10 Pens - Great For Making Slime • Amazon Business $2.99 3 $8.97
Sterilite Storage Box 13.5 X 8.3 X 4.8, 6 Qt. Clear - Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Elmer's All Purpose Glue Sticks, 12 Pack, 0.77-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
1InTheOffice Ticket 1-Hole Puncher - Single Hole Punch - Metal Hole Punchers - One Hole Puncher Heavy Duty - 5 Sheet Capacity, Silver (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$445.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$482.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.15

Total project goal

$567.66

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

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This project will reach 720 students.

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