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Mrs. Gilbert from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM, Coding, & Engineering in the Library

Help me give my students Makey Makey's, Raspeberry Pi's, and Arduino's to use in our computer science program in our school library makerspace.

  • $505 goal

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My Students

We are an economically disadvantaged school and one hundred percent of our students receive free or reduced price breakfast and lunch. My kids are tough, smart, funny and amazing learners. They constantly amaze me with their insight and unique viewpoints on life and the world around them. Our campus is part of the International Baccalaureate Program and our focus is making sure that our students are developing the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

My Project

I am asking for Makey Makey's, Raspeberry Pi's, and Arduino's as well as consumable resources like foil tape and batteries. My students will use the materials in our makerspace that will be coordinated throughout the school year in our library's Learning Lab. Our students need materials that encourage logical thinking, problem solving skills, and the development of technological skills. The Makey Makeys, Raspberry Pi, and Arduino will help teach important computer programming and engineering skills. We also need some more basic supplies for circuit building like copper tape, led bulbs, and batteries. The addition of these materials will help teach problem solving skills, teamwork, computer coding, and increase their educational and job opportunities for the future.

Makerspace education appeals to everyone on the learning spectrum.

Failing? That's okay. This is the one time at school kids will know it's okay to fail. Why is failing okay? That's how we learn. Failing leads us to developing good problem solving skills. The goal is for us to move from just 'making' things and following directions to becoming 'tinkerers'- playing, experimenting, and creating. You can help my students become the inventors and creators of tomorrow.

Mrs. Gilbert
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makey Makey An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business $44.78 2 $89.56
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Starter Kit (32 GB EVO+ Edition, Premium Black Case) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Elegoo EL-KIT-008 Mega 2560 Project The Most Complete Ultimate Starter Kit w/TUTORIAL for Arduino UNO Nano • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
100 Pack CELEWELL CR2032 Battery CR2032H 230mAh 3 Volt Lithium Battery Coin Button Cell 3 Years Warranty • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Make: Action: Movement, Light, and Sound with Arduino and Raspberry Pi • Amazon Business $23.79 1 $23.79
Getting Started with Arduino: The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform (Make) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Uber Origami: Every Origami Project Ever! • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
Elfeland 500pcs x 5mm Light Emitting Diode LED Lamp Assorted Kit 7 Colors White Red Blue Green Yellow Orange Purple/UV Super Bright & Long Working Time • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Hard Storage Case for Makey Makey Invention Game Kit/Collectors Gift Box Edition by Aenllosi • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
6 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Double-Sided Conductive Adhesive - EMI Shielding,Stained Glass,Soldering,Electrical Repairs,Slug Repellent,Paper Circuits,Grounding (1/4inch X 21.8yards) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Bare Conductive Electric Paint Pen 10ml • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Alligator Clip Test Leads, ELEGOO 30 PCS Alligator Clip Test Leads Set with Alligator Clips Double-end 50cm Jumper Wire • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Makey Makey (21st Century Skills Innovation Library: Makers as Innovators) • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Washi Origami- Set of 30 Designs • Amazon Business $8.31 1 $8.31

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