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Ms. Zeitz from Springfield MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Retro Arcade Coding

Help me give my students Meowbit's so they can create their own arcade games.

  • $601 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are special because they blossom with imagination. I work in an inner-city school system with students whose eyes light up when they are learning computer science. I teach Pre-k - 8 digital literacy and computer science .

Do you remember when you were younger and you would tinker with everything?

You may have built something in your basement or taken apart something because you were curious about what it did. I want to give that opportunity to my students. All students should have the opportunity to be the next innovator. You never know who is going to create the next new piece of technology. It could be a 10-year-old kid.

My Project

My hope is to use this with an amazing 8th grade class. I want to teach them how to program video games,but want to add another level to it than just an online game. These items allow the students to create games and then download them onto these devices so they can play them. It is great to teach students about coding, but for them to be able to play it on a controller adds a whole other level of understanding how coding works. My hope is to use the design thinking process to have students code a game that would be for social good.

Ms. Zeitz
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 100 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kittenbot Meowbit Card-Sized Retro Computer Video Game Console Codable Console for Microsoft Makecode Arcade and Python Compatible with Micro:bit Expansion Board for Build Robot-Orange • Amazon Business $39.47 12 $473.64

Materials cost

$473.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$510.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.13

Total project goal

$600.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$600.87

9 Donors

-$561.10

Donations toward project cost

-$489.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.61

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.77

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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