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Mrs. Peterson from Smithfield VA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sometimes You Just Need to Drum

Help me give my students the opportunity to code with music using Sphero Specdrums.

  • $394 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 150 middle schoolers (that’s 7th and 8th graders, in my building) per semester who have chosen to take technology as an elective. My experience with them has taught me that they think they are "too cool for school" and usually have to be coerced into learning. Once their interest is piqued, they never cease to amaze me with their ability to learn. They are digital natives and can usually teach me a thing or two.

My students want their education to be relevant and mirror real-life experiences.

I want to give them the opportunity to shine. Together, we are a most excellent team.

My Project

Many of my technology students are also members of our band. They are passionate about music and technology! I want to offer them the opportunity to straddle both worlds by providing these Sphero Specdrum rings. These app-enabled rings will allow them to learn coding skills, compose music, and use the newest classroom technology to experience two things they love!

According to the Sphero website, "All skill levels, from curious-minded kids to seasoned musicians, can create their own masterpieces with hundreds of instruments, drum kits, and other sounds." These little rings will allow my musicians to share their expertise with their classmates and give all of my students a chance to experience the color-coded programming with sounds.

I can't wait for them to get started!

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero Specdrums • Sphero $99.99 3 $299.97

Materials cost

$299.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$334.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.02

Total project goal

$393.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$393.49

1 Donor

-$197.00

Donations toward project cost

-$167.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.55

match offer

-$196.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$167.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.47

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$0.00

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