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Ms. V. from De Soto KS is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sphero Will Help Us Learn with Lightning Bolt Speed!

Help me give my students a Sphero Bolt robot to help them practice their coding skills and do STEAM projects in our classroom!

  • $272 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a 3rd grade teacher in a low-income/high poverty elementary school where 50% of students, and their families, are living below the poverty line. Due to their socioeconomic status, families are receiving free or reduced-price breakfast/lunch at school daily. My students face many life challenges at a young age, which may include transiency, single family homes, incarcerated parents, neglect, abuse, as well as many more. In addition, a portion of our population is English language learners. It is my desire to be the structure and/or the constant in their young, chaotic lives.

Despite their circumstances, each child brings an innocence and a joy into the classroom that motivates and inspires me.

The students love to learn, read, and write, in spite of their past and current situations. I love the challenge of reaching all of my students, and I am dedicated to finding the best tools, resources, and materials in order to create informed citizens and life-long learners.

My Project

My students love using technology to help them learn. Through this project, I will be able to use the Sphero Bolt Robot to help my students discover how to use coding skills in new ways.

Learning coding skills can help boost a student's creativity, encourage focus, enhance organizational skills and prepare students for the job market of tomorrow.

Through the use of the Sphero coding app, my students will be able to practice their critical thinking skills and coding abilities independently during student work time. We can also use them as a whole class to build teamwork skills and enhance our reading and math lessons. My students absolutely love doing STEM projects in class. The Sphero robot would be a perfect addition to our classroom and would open new possibilities for projects my students and I could explore together.

Please consider donating to our project today to help my students to continue to increase their ability to use technology in productive creative ways!

Ms. V.
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero BOLT App-Enabled Robot • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
Aenllosi Storage Hard Case for Sphero SPRK+/Sphero Bolt Steam Educational Robot (Black) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Hexnub Cover for Sphero Robotic Ball 2.0 & SPRK and BOLT App-enabled Toys - Accessories to Protect your Robot - Clear • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$184.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.04

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$230.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.73

Total project goal

$271.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$271.51

3 Donors

-$126.64

Donations toward project cost

-$119.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$131.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$111.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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