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Ms. Torpey from Bethel CT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sphero Mini Golf

Help me give my students sphero minis to create and play mini golf game.

  • $203 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 4th and 5th graders in

Bethel, Connecticut who love using technology and learning.

I work with every student in the community, therefore my students are very diverse in their backgrounds and learning styles. I work with all ranges from gifted and talented students to special education students. The one thing they have in common is that they are all enthusiastic.

Students arrive at my classroom door excited to work with new technologies. I enjoy showing them the basics to get started and then watching their creativity come alive as they use technology to create and solve problems.

My Project

Students will work collaboratively to program the Sphero mini robots through a variety of student created mini golf courses. While programming they will need to work to solve challenges and correct mistakes as they navigate Sphero step by step through a given course.

Students will engage in a fun game of mini golf while working on their coding and problem solving skills.

Students can drive the Sphero using blockly or text for those who are advanced at programming. Spheros go beyond just coding adding robotics and STEAM activities to nurture student creativity. Sphero minis make programming fun. This small robot is a powerful and engaging tool for programming. Sphero minis are a great addition to teaching computer science at the elementary level adding a hands on component and helping students to exercise and improve their programing skills.

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 550 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero Mini Black: The App-Controlled Robot Ball (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $46.76 3 $140.28

Materials cost

$140.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$172.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.42

Total project goal

$202.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$202.80

3 Donors

-$152.80

Donations toward project cost

-$129.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.92

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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