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Mr. Maurin from Kansas City MO is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pi: More Than A Food

My students need Raspberry Pi computers to learn how to code, write in Basic and see how computers are programmed.

  • $370 goal

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My Students

Future doctors, business leaders, politicians and scientists learn in my classroom. Providing my students the best and memorable experience learning is my utmost concern as an educator.

My school is in a diverse community where kids from all walks of life come to learn.

As diverse as my students are economically and culturally, they are diverse in their academics. My school is also taking the first steps towards STEM education, teaching students to strategize and problem-solve when given a problem.

My Project

Raspberry Pi is a computer designed to teach students how to code, use Basic computer language, and costs a fraction of traditional computers. In the tech world, the Raspberry Pi is a bit like a Swiss army knife - a small tool (the size of a credit card) that can do almost endless jobs. One of the best things about the Raspberry Pi is that all the programs associated with it are completely and totally free. I am looking to get four kits to have my students start programming and coding from scratch.

By using Raspberry Pi computers, my students will see that it does not take a gifted computer genius to be able to write code, program in Basic, or build a computer from scratch - a 9/10 year old can do it with a little background knowledge.

We have already spent a great deal of time coding with Code.org. I am wanting to show my students that coding and programming goes beyond a website. By obtaining the Raspberry Pi computers, I will start taking the steps in preparing my students for future careers in the competitive field of technology, demonstrating that programming can be done on all levels regardless of expertise.

Mr. Maurin
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 360 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit - 32 GB Edition • Amazon Business $69.99 4 $279.96

Materials cost

$279.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.44

Total project goal

$369.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$369.60

7 Donors

-$357.25

Donations toward project cost

-$314.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

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$0.00

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