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Mrs. McLellan from Duquesne PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Ahead with Sphero!

Help me give my students new career options, with the help of robots and coding!

  • $216 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are predominantly African American, and we are one of the poorest districts in our area. We are a Title 1 school, and our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

I teach a busy bunch of 4-6, Emotional Support students.

They are tough, but very curious and interested in technology. While they are big consumers of technology, my goal is to teach them that iPads can be used for more than just video games and youtube. They have been introduced to coding via code.org, and I want to broaden their horizons.

My Project

I had the opportunity to "play" with a Sphero Spark+ during a professional development a couple of summers ago. I have been thinking about ways to introduce coding and this robot to my students, for quite some time.

Sphero will allow my students to learn about coding and robots.

As our students are exposed more and more to coding via code.org and Scratch, I saw the need to extend their learning by including robots in their daily experience with STEM.

I teach a smaller group of students with a lot of emotional needs. Every other week, as a team, we the 4-6 teachers introduce our students to new experiences via clubs. I would love my students to take a leadership role and share coding and robots with their peers. The materials for this project will allow for that.

Mrs. McLellan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 15 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero SPRK+ STEAM Educational Robot • Amazon Business $116.34 1 $116.34
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

$151.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$183.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.40

Total project goal

$215.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$215.99

1 Donor

-$108.00

Donations toward project cost

-$91.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.20

match offer

-$107.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$91.79

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.20

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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