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Mrs. Landry from Arlington VA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Put This Creativity Crisis to Rest: Introduce Sphero!

My students need 3 Sphero 2.0 for STEM and coding lessons.

  • $394 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Technology is their future. Learning how technology works, rather than just using it, is one step toward preparing students to succeed in a global world. Providing my students with exciting opportunity to work on critical thinking skills while using coding and robotics, will help them do this.

I am a teacher of gifted students at a diverse school in Arlington, Virginia.

We are a Title I school with a high population of English language learners. I work with students in grades K-5 from all different backgrounds. Two things they all seem to have in common is their passion for creating and for using technology. Incorporating STEM lessons into my teaching has become a main goal for me this year and the kids are eating it right up! This year, I signed my school up for the Hour of Code for Computer Science Education Week. I am hoping that will be only the tipping point for my students. Once they have their interests sparked, I would like to have them continue coding with Sphero to solve real world problems.

My Project

Sphero is a robotic ball, which is operated by an app. Sphero's capabilities will allow me, as the teacher, to pose problems to the students that require scientific reasoning, coding of the robot and trial and error to solve real world problems. The opportunities are really endless and students will get a taste of computer science and hopefully spark a greater interest for their future.

The creativity crisis in America does not have to become an epidemic.

With Sphero, my students will begin thinking more critically and work to solve problems that actually apply to the real world.

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Mrs. Landry
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero - 2.0 Smart Toy • Best Buy for Business $99.99 3 $299.97

Materials cost

$299.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$334.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.02

Total project goal

$393.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$393.49

7 Donors

-$192.34

Donations toward project cost

-$167.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.10

match offer

-$196.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$167.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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