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Mr. Hawkins from Meridian ID is requesting other through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Programming Drones with Tynker

My students need Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider and Ollie for Android to learn fundamental programming.

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My Students

My students are taught reading and mathematics in order to understand the world around them. In a world where computing is involved in almost all aspects of our lives, they should at least have a basic understanding of how computers communicate.

My schools is a Title One school in Meridian, Idaho, and part of the largest school district in Idaho.

I have a classroom of thirty students, about half of which come from low-income households. These students are eager to learn, but many do not see a future past high school.

My Project

With the Parrot Mini Drones and the Ollie for Android, I will give students the opportunity to understand how code makes things work. Students will be able to use Tynker, a free coding site for classrooms, to write the code to control the drones and move them through various obstacles. They will be able to see how the code they write affects the tools, in this case the drones, in other cases the computers. At the same time students will be building problem solving skills, and some will build a love for writing code. Thus preparing them for the future.

By donating to Programming Drones with Tynker, you will help my students be able to use Tynker and the drones to see how code makes things work.

Some students will gain a passion for coding, everyone will gain problem solving skills and an understanding of how computers communicate.

Mr. Hawkins
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ollie for Android and iOS, by Sphero • Amazon Business $86.98 2 $173.96
Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider Blue - Connected toy - Fly and roll anywhere - FreeFlight 3 App iOS, Android & Windows Phone - Bluetooth 4.0 • Amazon Business $79.52 2 $159.04

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