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Mrs. Novicky from Akron OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tales from the Crypto (Currency) Keeper

Help me give my students an understanding of how blockchain and cryptocurrency works by creating a classroom token economy in which students create a cryptocurrency which is used to buy filament, vinyl, and leather to manufacture products.

  • $597 goal

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My Students

As a teacher serving in a low-income school district with a higher than average ratio of students with disabilities, it has become a necessity to find innovative ways to engage students in learning.

Our students lack the opportunities to engage in project-based, authentic learning that fosters independent thinking and creativity.

In addition, our economically disadvantaged and students with disabilities subgroups are consistently under performing their peers. Our goal is to increase their engagement in school and content and foster a deeper level of thinking in order to give them the skills to be successful when they graduate.

My Project

Financially literacy is a critical skill for all our students to develop. It is important to teach students how being financially literate has changed and will continue to change as technology evolves.

Blockchain and cryptocurrency are emerging technologies that are changing our world, and are therefore essential for students to know and understand to be competitive in the workforce.

Students will experience how blockchain and cryptocurrency work through the development of a token economy, where students will name a cryptocurrency, and then utilize that cryptocurrency in class to manufacture product. Students will be given some cryptocurrency to start. They will have to use that cryptocurrency to buy supplies to manufacture a product. For example, they might purchase filament to 3D print, they might purchase craft leather to make and manufacture jewelry, or they might purchase craft vinyl to design clothing. They can also purchase a combination of items, depending on their product idea. They can then sell their product to earn cryptocurrency. The project is designed to demonstrate how cryptocurrency works and its roll in the transfer of goods.

Mrs. Novicky
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS USA, Inc. SD-52 IRIS 51 Quart Stacking Drawer, 2 Pack, White, 2 Count • Amazon Business $34.42 3 $103.26
IRIS USA 591088, BC-500D, Box Chest Drawer (3 Pack), Deep, White/Clear, 43 Quart • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
AOUXSEEM 16 pcs Faux Leather Sheets for Earrings Bows Jewelry Crafts Making【A4 Size】Litchi Pattern PU Synthetic Include 6 pcs Vivid Shiny Pearl Metallic and 10 pcs Solid Matte Fabric for Sewing,21 X • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, White • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Somolux HTV Matte White Iron on Vinyl for Silhouette and Cricut Easy to Cut & Weed Iron on Heat Transfer Vinyl DIY Heat Press Design for T-Shirts 12inch x15feet Roll • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
3D Filament Clear PETG Filament 1.75mm with Build Surface 200mm xd7 200mm PETG Transparent 3D Printer Consumables, 1kg Spool (2.2lbs), Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm, Fit Most FDM Printers, 1-Pack • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
HTV Iron on Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll 12inch x12feet by Somolux for Cricut and Silhouette Easy to Cut & Weed DIY Design T-Shirts Lemon Green • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
HTV Iron on Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll 12inch x12feet by Somolux for Cricut and Silhouette Easy to Cut & Weed DIY Design T-Shirts Orange • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
HTV Iron on Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll 12inch x12feet by Somolux for Cricut and Silhouette Easy to Cut & Weed DIY Design T-Shirts Light Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Iron-on HTV Vinyl 12inch x12feet Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll for Silhouette and Cricut by Somolux Easy to Cut & Weed Iron on Vinyl Heat Press, DIY Design for T-Shirts Yellow • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
HTV Iron on Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll 12inch x12feet by Somolux for Cricut and Silhouette Easy to Cut & Weed DIY Design T-Shirts Red • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Iron-on HTV Vinyl 12inch x12feet Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll for Silhouette and Cricut by Somolux Easy to Cut & Weed Iron on Vinyl Heat Press, DIY Design for T-Shirts Green • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Iron-on HTV Vinyl 12inch x12feet Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll for Silhouette and Cricut by Somolux Easy to Cut & Weed Iron on Vinyl Heat Press, DIY Design for T-Shirts Silver • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Iron-on HTV Vinyl 12inch x12feet Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll for Silhouette and Cricut by Somolux Easy to Cut & Weed Iron on Vinyl Heat Press, DIY Design for T-Shirts Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Iron-on HTV Vinyl 12inch x12feet Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll for Silhouette and Cricut by Somolux Easy to Cut & Weed Iron on Vinyl Heat Press, DIY Design for T-Shirts (Antique Gold) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
AOUXSEEM Vivid Shiny Pearl Litchi Pattern Faux Leather Sheets for Earrings Bows Ornaments Making,Metallic Solid Color PU Fabric Cotton Back 1mm Thickness【A4 Size/21cm x 30cm】 (Pattern B,10 Colors) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
AOUXSEEM Vivid Shiny Pearl Litchi Pattern Faux Leather Sheets for Earrings Bows Ornaments Making,Metallic Solid Color PU Fabric Cotton Back 1mm Thickness【A4 Size/21cm x 30cm】 (Reddish Brown Roll) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AOUXSEEM Vivid Shiny Pearl Litchi Pattern Faux Leather Sheets for Earrings Bows Ornaments Making,Metallic Solid Color PU Fabric Cotton Back 1mm Thickness【A4 Size/21cm x 30cm】 (Classic Black Roll) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Meneng Soft Shiny Lace Openwork Craft Glitter Faux Leather, 9''x 53''DIY Shiny Craft Leather for Cricut (Black) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AOUXSEEM Vivid Shiny Pearl Litchi Pattern Faux Leather Sheets for Earrings Bows Ornaments Making,Metallic Solid Color PU Fabric Cotton Back 1 mm Thickness【A4 Size/21cm x 30cm】 (Pattern A,6 Colors) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$470.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.49

Total project goal

$596.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.61

5 Donors

-$283.14

Donations toward project cost

-$266.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.69

match offer

-$283.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$240.67

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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