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Mr. Carter from San Diego CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sky High Coding With Drones

Help me give my students 3 drones to help them learn how to code.

  • $806 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 8th graders in an under-resourced school in San Diego. Every student at the school qualifies for the free and/or reduced price lunch program and they come from hard-working families. My students are very diverse and come from many different countries and speak different languages.

They have their struggles but they're good kids and it's so much fun to share my science passion with them.

They're inquisitive and energetic kids. They ask lots of questions and are curious about the world.

My Project

Despite the fact that it's arguably never been easier to get into programming, which is a valuable 21st century skill, it's not all that easy to convince the students to give it a shot.

However, throw in some mini-drones that allow software to teach the basics of coding, the key difference being that kids can actually SEE the effects of their code changes in the drone's actions and suddenly it's a game changer!

Kids love drones and this is a engaging way to hook kids into programming. The students will be able to instantly realize the true power of coding as they program the drones to perform the tasks we create in the classroom like flying through hoops or hitting a particular target.

The power pack add on will allow the drones to fly for a little bit longer while the motor replacement kits will be used to repair any drones that need that extra boost after multiple flights and crashes.

Mr. Carter
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Robolink CoDrone Pro - Programmable and Educational Drone Kit • Amazon Business $179.99 3 $539.97
Power Pack Add-on for CoDrone and Petrone by Robolink and ByRobot • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Robolink Replacement Drone Motor Set kit CoDrone • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96

Materials cost

$591.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$54.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$684.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$120.88

Total project goal

$805.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$805.84

2 Donors

-$268.61

Donations toward project cost

-$228.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.29

match offer

-$537.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$456.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.58

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$0.00

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