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  • $2,169 goal

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Ms. D
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Robots on Stage

My students need iPads, robots and circuit kits to create tech savvy plays.

My Students

We are in the process of creating a community partner connection with a local theater house. My students are going to have the opportunity to participate in the Young Playwrights' Festival. With support from the curriculum in school and workshops after school, our students will be writing plays.

This experience will develop their writing skills, creativity and give them exposure into performing arts at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center with experts in the field.

Within the context of the Festival, the students will work with a creative team composed of a director, dramaturg, designer, and actors.

My Project

As a math teacher, I want to integrate some technology and engineering into this program and the language arts teacher is excited at the merger. The video recording function on the iPads give us a way for students to record their plays. The snap circuit kits provide students the opportunity to learn about electronics and circuits. Students can design set lighting with strobe lights in spinning patterns and strobe integrated circuits, color changing LEDs, fiber optics and color organ controlled by MP3 player, voice or finger. The engineering design process will be at work as students create. Some of the actors and actresses in these plays will be robots! The iPads will be used to program a variety of Sphero robots. It's like puppetry of the 21st Century with a plethora of 21st Century Skills to go with it.

I'm excited about an intermingling of STEM and art.

We'll be bringing together groups of students that don't usually interact closely. The "academic nerds" that like to program and figure out how stuff works. The "drama geeks" who express themselves through language, writing, and performing. Together, they will come up with some amazing performances. I can't wait to see the finished product!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad mini MD531LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi Only, White / Silver) • Amazon Business $228.99 4 $915.96
Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Sphero 2.0: The App-Enabled Robotic Ball • Amazon Business $179.95 1 $179.95
Snap Circuits Lights Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $54.24 3 $162.72
Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750R Student Electronics Training Program • Amazon Business $119.23 1 $119.23
Ollie for Android and iOS App Controlled Robot - Cyber Green Ultra Tires - Exclusive Edition Ollie • Amazon Business $94.99 1 $94.99
Snap Circuits Battery Eliminator • Amazon Business $14.90 4 $59.60
Pepkoo Ipad Mini 1& 2 Case Plastic Kid Proof Extreme Duty Dual Protective Back Cover with Kickstand and Sticker for Ipad Mini 1&2 - Rainproof Sandproof Dust-proof Shockproof (Blue/black) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Pepkoo Ipad Mini 1& 2 Case Plastic Kid Proof Extreme Duty Dual Protective Back Cover with Kickstand and Sticker for Ipad Mini 1&2 - Rainproof Sandproof Dust-proof Shockproof (Pink/black) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Pepkoo Ipad Mini 1& 2 Case Plastic Kid Proof Extreme Duty Dual Protective Back Cover with Kickstand and Sticker for Ipad Mini 1&2 - Rainproof Sandproof Dust-proof Shockproof (Red/black) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Pepkoo Ipad Mini 1& 2 Case Plastic Kid Proof Extreme Duty Dual Protective Back Cover with Kickstand and Sticker for Ipad Mini 1&2 - Rainproof Sandproof Dust-proof Shockproof (Black/black) • Amazon Business $10.18 1 $10.18
Hexnub Cover for Robotic Sphero Ball 2.0 and BB-8 Droid (Body) - Off Road Protection - Pink • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$1,786.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$26.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,843.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$325.30

Total project goal

$2,168.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,168.64

3 Donors

-$1,064.32

Donations toward project cost

-$904.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$159.65

Matching donations from our partners

-$1,104.32

Match offers toward project cost

-$938.67

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$165.65

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$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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