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Ms. Wilson from Camino CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Steaming Ahead!

My students need 8 Makey Makey sets for a STEM project.

  • $493 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At 7:45 my classroom door bursts open with enthusiastic students ready to start the day. There are many remarkable things about the kids who walk through that door. Sadly, the likelihood of them ever going to college is slim. In fact, statistics suggest that most will not finish high school.

They are the trailer park kids.

They are learning English and are far below grade level. Their parents work hard and are very supportive of school and the importance of an education. Determined to beat the odds, together with the community we are working to get these kids the opportunities all students should have. The day starts for them at 7:45 - they remain after school an additional 3 hours after the other kids go home. Eagerly they work and slowly they grow. The future for these students lies in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

My Project

"MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century." The kit, which looks like a small electronic kit, enables students to turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. Combining technology with science, art, engineering, and math provides an extraordinary learning experience while incorporating 21 century skills. Students will learn about conductivity and electrical circuits, computer programming, perseverance and problem solving. The GATE students use them...I want my students using them too.

My classroom is an intervention room - most of the students are english language learners one or two grade levels behind in literacy skills.

We have a very rigorous program designed to help them reach grade level proficiency, including the additional 3 hours they stay after school. Their future lies in being 21st century career ready in STEM. Coding and computer skills is a new form of literacy - a digital literacy, in which the playing field is equal. When coding, the language is universal.

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Ms. Wilson
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JoyLabz - Makey Makey Invention Kit - Multi • Best Buy Education $43.86 8 $350.88

Materials cost

$350.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$418.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.81

Total project goal

$492.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$492.06

2 Donors

-$290.00

Donations toward project cost

-$275.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$168.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$143.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.53

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$0.00

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