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Mrs. Kallianis from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready, Set, and Charged for Coding

Help me give my students a Sphero LocknCharge Charging Case so they can easily access their Sphero coding robots.

  • $334 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach technology to students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The majority of my students are African American, and they come from varying economic backgrounds.

Our school, as a whole, is at about 47% poverty level so we, unfortunately, don't qualify for Title I funding and many other grants to purchase items for these deserving students.

My students, like most young students, enjoy activities that require movement, that are hands-on, and that allows students to work collaboratively during class. I am always trying to find items that will help improve their learning experiences and add excitement to the classroom environment.

My Project

In the computer lab, the students are working together to problem solve, innovate, and explore STEM topics.

The students in my classroom love technology that is hands on and their coding lessons would mean so much more if they saw their code come to life and played out through a Sphero SPRKs which are charged and easy to access in their charging station.

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields are an ever-growing entity. By providing students with meaningful STEM experiences, I hope to prepare students for their future successes. It is essential that students maintain their curiosity and creativity while pairing it with their growing skills of practicality and problem-solving. I want to help students identify things that they cannot solve yet and then work through a way to bring a solution to fruition. It is essential that we provide them with these experiences at school.

To achieve their highest potential in this age of technology, my students need greater access to technology that will allow them to explore and create through hands-on experiences. A Sphero SPRK allows students to code and then have the device follow their commands. It also heavily incorporates math, which is a win-win. I feel that utilizing technology helps to foster academic growth, creativity, and excitement, and also helps students learn how to work together - which is essential for students.

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Mrs. Kallianis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 195 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero LocknCharge Charging Case • Sphero $249.95 1 $249.95

Materials cost

$249.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$283.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.06

Total project goal

$333.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$333.76

4 Donors

-$157.41

Donations toward project cost

-$149.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.51

match offer

-$157.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$133.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.94

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$0.00

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