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Mrs. Goldfisher from Woodside NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Robots Still Rule in Woodside

Help me give my students additional opportunities to improve their STEM, coding and robotics education by adding another Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot kit to our class.

  • $566 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

While my students vary in culture, they are similar in that they are all from low-income backgrounds. They all have a desire to learn, to improve their skills and knowledge, and succeed not just in school but in their professional lives.

My students vary in ability as well as culture and show up every day despite blizzards, hurricanes, train delays and home lives that are less than ideal.

They come to learn, to get food, and some of them come just to find people who give them attention and care for them. I have special education students, English language learners, honor students, and general education students.

They inspire me to teach them and help them improve both their education and their lives, and I hope that I can live up to the difficult job that is education.

My Project

I am a science teacher, and I want to introduce technology and coding to my 7th graders. My students are almost all from low income backgrounds, and have little or no opportunity to work with the technology that can prepare them for the challenges of the future.

I am introducing students for the first time to actual computer science in the form of computer coding that I incorporate into my science curriculum.

I believe that robotics is a concrete way for them to understand programming concepts while improving their critical thinking skills. Offering coding and robotics will help them acquire skills that they can use to achieve success, and will allow me to reach students in a way that might motivate those who are beyond the reach of traditional teaching. Since three quarters of my students are English language learners, I need the graphical block coding platform that the EV3 has to reach all of these students.

I would like to add to my few previously funded sets of Lego Mindstorm EV3's since I have 120 students to whom I would like to teach robotics and coding. I feel that another set would facilitate wider participation. I am learning robotics along with my students, and am amazed at how quickly they have picked up on the robotics programming skills, transcending their limited English ability. I am looking forward to increasing my knowledge as well as theirs, and taking the journey with them.

Mrs. Goldfisher
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set • LEGO Education $411.95 1 $411.95
EV3 Cable Pack • LEGO Education $16.95 1 $16.95

Materials cost

$428.90

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$480.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.76

Total project goal

$565.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$565.09

3 Donors

-$312.54

Donations toward project cost

-$265.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.88

match offer

-$252.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$214.67

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.88

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$0.00

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