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  • $2,378 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Aguilar
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 42 donors
  • $0 still needed

STEM: Designing Video Games

My students need one iMac computer to be able to code and create video games through Gamestar Mechanic.

My Students

Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think. Steve Jobs

My students come from a high-poverty neighborhood with a very diverse range of home structures: nuclear, single parent, foster and migrant, to name a few.

My students love to be at school and enjoy learning, especially when the activities are hands-on. Many of my students are English Language Learners that attend a public school in the Los Angeles area. They are always excited to experience any kind of technology that I'm able to bring to my class.

My Project

Over the next ten years 1.4 million jobs in computer science will be available and only 400,000 grads will qualify for these jobs. I want my students to get a brief sense of creating codes and programs before getting to middle school with this computer. I want them to show me their creativity, test ideas and work collaboratively by building games together. I will use GameStar Mechanics, Scratch, Tynker and CargoBot to introduce the basics of Coding and Programing. These will allow my students to be problem solvers by using math and physics. The computer I'm requesting will also help me with my robotics program that I'm trying to build with my GATE students. I will download different programs to the computer that I'm requesting to make my robotics more functional. I want to make school fun by embracing technology and making learning more engaging. It will help me with the STEM program.

We want our students not to be consumers but designers of technology.

To reach students you need to be savvy with technology but is difficult when schools don't provide the tools for learning to happen. Last year my school got a $20,000 grant for technology still today we haven't receive anything from the school's principal. Is a very sad situation!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
iMac 27" 3.2GHz Quad-core 2x4GB 1TB (ME088LL/A) • Woodwind and Brasswind $1,799.00 1 $1,799.00

Materials cost

$1,799.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$164.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$26.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,020.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$356.57

Total project goal

$2,377.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,377.16

39 Donors

-$1,932.79

Donations toward project cost

-$1,906.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.10

Matching donations from our partners

-$134.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$113.90

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$310.37

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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42 donors42 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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