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Mrs. Seymour from Vancleave MS is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Robotic Technology Tools

My students need two touch-screen laptops to use for research and computer programming. When traveling to robotic competitions, they need to be able to take a laptop with them.

  • $1,236 goal

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My Students

"The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done." - Jean Piaget

My students are creative problem solvers!

My gifted students have unusual talent in creative thinking, general intellectual ability, specific academic ability, visual/performing arts, psychomotor, and leadership skills. They represent a population that is sometimes overlooked in increasingly crowded classrooms. Regular education teachers strive to inspire all of their students, but when they’re limited by district curriculum requirements and have fewer funds for more advanced materials, it can be challenging. Therefore, my district is funding a program to allow students who have been deemed intellectually gifted to reach their fullest potential based on their exceptional abilities. My job is to provide these gifted students with a differentiated curriculum that will address their individual needs. I try to provide learning experiences through self-motivated discovery learning and to empower students with the knowledge and skills to create their own futures.

My Project

Last year, my 6th graders had the opportunity to design, build, and program a VEX robot. The only major problem we faced was our lack of reliable and portable computers. Our attendance center superintendent was very supportive of this project. He communicated with our technology team to provide me a refurbished laptop for the students to use and take with them to competition. This year, all of my students are wanting the STEM robotic related experiences. I recently attended a robotics workshop. I was given a couple of robotic kits for the students to use. Now, we need more laptops! My students need two touch-screen laptops to use for research and computer programming. When traveling to robotic competitions, they need to be able to take a laptop with them. In addition to using the laptops for programming the robot, I would like to expose all of my 36 students in grades 2-6 to computer programming, website design, photo shop, video creations, research, and the creation of documents used to communicate and prepare presentations. Students will learn 21st century skills while inventing and creating projects with the use of laptops.

When students are using technology as a tool or a support for communicating with others, they are in an active role rather than the passive role of recipient of information.

The student is actively making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or display information. Technology use allows many more students to be actively thinking about information, making choices, and executing skills. My students will find a purpose and love for learning.

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Mrs. Seymour
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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HP - 15.6'Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 6GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black • Best Buy Education $470.08 2 $940.16

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