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Mrs. Smith from Lewiston ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rock ‘Em With Robots, Sock ‘Em With STEM!

My students need Cozmo, M.A.X., and mBot robots to learn about coding, engineering, artificial intelligence, and so much more!

  • $534 goal

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My Students

A math classroom that challenges, engages, and inspires my 8th graders has always been my goal. My students are kind and respectful but not perfect; they are equal parts goofy and intense.

Our classroom is hands-on, tech-infused, and chock full of personality!

On any given day, students might be working out math on their white board tables, collaborating and debating with classmates, exploring rich tasks, and using iPads to record video, graph data, and model with equations. We THINK deeply, we PERSEVERE through failed attempts, we DO math.

My Project

Every Wednesday is Coding Wednesday for my students. What starts as an introduction into STEM concepts and careers progresses into learning coding and robotics. Currently we have a Jimu robot and 2 Junior Botball Wallaby robots. Groups of students this past year programmed the robots to complete various challenges in our Robot Battles. This year I am looking to expand our collection of robots and thereby expand our coding opportunities.

Last year’s Robot Battles were amazing, but more robots = more amazing!

Student teams will be able to build and code the robot of their choice using the language(s) that best scaffold their learning. Best of all, the logic, focus, persistence, and problem-solving skills acquired throughout this process can be applied EVERYWHERE.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 150 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cozmo • Amazon Business $179.99 1 $179.99
Makeblock mBot Robot Kit, DIY Mechanical Building Block, STEM Education, Entry-Level Programming Improves Kids' Logical Thinking and Creativity, Compatible with LEGO(Pink, Bluetooth Version, Family) • Amazon Business $94.99 1 $94.99
Meccano-Erector M.A.X Robotic Interactive Toy with Artificial Intelligence • Amazon Business $88.99 1 $88.99
Anki Official Cozmo Carry Case Accessory • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

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