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Mrs. Jones from Falmouth VA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sphero Hero

My students need an Ollie Sphero and cases for our class maker space.

  • $165 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is unique because it pulls students from both a rural part of town and from the more affluent suburban homes. Many of our students are on free and reduced-price lunch. Our school theme is around superheroes. We have costumes hanging on the walls of the halls and decorating many of the doors. We like to tell our students that they can all be superheroes.

Their special powers are kindness, hard work, and perseverance.

Many of our students had parents or even grandparents that attended our school. While all of the other local schools are undergoing facelifts and construction, our school has not changed since it was built in 1940. It is a special place that feels like a home.

My Project

Our class is always creating and designing obstacle courses for our 3 mini Spheros, however, in a class of 20 or more, kids are constantly waiting for their turn. This Sphero Ollie would allow students to explore new ways to create obstacles for our app-controlled toys.

Robotics is such a wonderful way to engage even the most reluctant learners.

The Ollie is rugged and would allow the students to build larger ramps and rougher obstacles. We also use the Spheros for our family maker night. We need cases to keep them safe.

There are so many ways to integrate Spheros into the class including through coding, problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Orbotix 1B01RW1 Sphero Ollie App-Controlled Robot • Amazon Business $69.59 1 $69.59
Organizer Storage Case for Sphero Mini The App-Controlled Robot Ball by Aenllosi (Black) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Hard Travel Case for Sphero Ollie App-Controlled Robot by co2CREA • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$108.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$140.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.74

Total project goal

$164.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$164.92

1 Donor

-$140.18

Donations toward project cost

-$140.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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