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

Spheros for AP Computer Science

Help me give my students access to hands-on robotics with these programmable Spheros.

  • $2,375 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in one of the richest cities in the world, yet their schools are terribly underfunded. San Francisco is the technology center of the world. I'm trying to help my students prepare for careers that require strong technical skills. But with minimal funding available for resources and supplies, preparing my students becomes more difficult by the day.

My students come from a wide range of backgrounds, reflecting the diversity of San Francisco.

We have students from all ethnic groups, socioeconomic classes, and cultures, with many students speaking English as a second language.

My Project

Many Computer Science courses utilize "Turtle" programming as an entry point for students because it is fun and intuitive. The original Turtle programming was done with a robot that drew lines on the floor. But most Turtle programming is now done in a simulated environment on a computer screen. Spheros provide an opportunity to bring Turtle programming back into the physical world, which will help engage more students.

AP Computer Science Principles incorporates numerous "Turtle" logic problems that will be fun to solve in the real-world with the Sphero robots.

Spheros are also just a ton of fun, which will help motivate struggling students and keep them engaging as they learn Computer Science.

Mr. Oliva
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero BOLT: App-Enabled Robotic Ball, STEM Learning and Coding for Kids, Programmable LED Matrix, Bluetooth Connection, Learn Javascript and Scratch, Swift Playground Compatible • Amazon Business $149.75 12 $1,797.00

Materials cost

$1,797.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$164.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$26.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,018.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$356.19

Total project goal

$2,374.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,374.58

3 Donors

-$461.00

Donations toward project cost

-$452.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.70

match offer

-$1,842.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,566.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$276.37

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$71.12

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$0.00

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