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Mr. Smith from Morningside MD is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Raspberry Pi 4 for Coding and Graphics!

Help me give my students opportunities to learn coding, graphic design, and other forms of computer science using the Raspberry Pi!

  • $196 goal

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My Students

I teach Technology and Media Arts to K-8 students in a Creative & Performing Arts Academy. Our K-5th grade students learn a variety of art disciplines, including Dance, Drama, Visual Art, Music, and (Digital) Media Arts. Our 6th-8th grade students select a major to focus on for three years, where they routinely complete college level assignments.

The goal of my curriculum is to place real-world creative skills in the hands of my students.

We are a public school, but a magnet program. K-5 students are selected via a lottery. 6th-8th grade students audition for placement into their major.

My Project

I teach some level of coding, graphic design, audio editing, and video creation with all of my K-8 students, but some of our computers are not well equipped to handle all of these activities and I am actively trying to replace them one by one.

The Raspberry Pi 4 is a super inexpensive but robust platform, with access to free programs that work with every part of my curriculum.

This will not be a device that is used for a single lesson before being packed away until next year. Rather, we are ALREADY using our 4 existing Raspberry Pi computers (Funded through Donors Choose, thank you!) every day as my students gain more STEAM knowledge and skills through programs like Scratch, Audacity, Inkscape, Openshot, Code.org, and more. Alas, 4 Pi computers is a far cry from a class set, so I'd like to add more.

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Mr. Smith
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CANAKIT RASPBERRY PI • Best Buy Education $105.73 1 $105.73
Tripp Lite Micro HDMI to VGA Adapter Converter with Audio Smartphone / Tablet / Ultrabook - video converter - black • Best Buy Education $21.34 1 $21.34

Materials cost

$127.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.62

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$166.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.40

Total project goal

$196.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$196.00

1 Donor

-$196.00

Donations toward project cost

-$166.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.40

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$0.00

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