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Mrs. Ward from Troy TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tearing Down Classroom Walls With STEM

My students need the materials requested in order to provide our students with time to extend their classroom experiences in math and science beyond the walls of our school.

  • $924 goal

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My Students

Our school is a rural Title I school with a diverse population of students who receive free or reduced-price lunch, are economically disadvantaged, or are at-risk. Research has shown that students that fall in these categories are also behind in STEM education. This is certainly true of our students. In turn, this leads to under-representation in the workforce of employees from these populations. My goal for our students is that they will have an advantage once they enter the workforce by actively learning throughout school experiences that extend beyond the walls of their classrooms. As the Instructional Technologist, I have the opportunity to spend time extending classroom experiences with every student on campus.

The rich STEM experiences will fuel our students' curiosity of math and science in a way that allows them to explore and learn from from their interactions with technology with meaningful outcomes.

Our students are creative and full of inquiry! They benefit from hands-on projects that engage them in ways that learning from a book cannot. While our district would LOVE to provide these resources, it does not have the funds to purchase them for our students. Our students need the interactions that the micro: bit provides.

My Project

The materials and supplies I am requesting will provide our elementary students with their first experience in applied computer science activities in math and science classrooms. I am requesting 25 micro:bit so that our classes can begin to learn to code in order to extend their learning in math and science. Students will also begin to realize the connection between the script they create and what happens when it is transferred to the micro:bit. The micro:bit in Wonderland books are excellent resources to compliment the micro:bit kits and will help deepen student experiences. They will allow us to extend the learning in our classrooms in a meaningful, interactive way. Our students will be allowed to take risks with their learning and learn from their mistakes. In addition to the Chromebooks the students already have access to, the composition books and sticky note charts will be used for students to plan their experiences on paper before transferring it to their micro:bits.

Mrs. Ward
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BBC micro:bit micro-controller with motion detection, compass, LED display and Bluetooth • Amazon Business $20.89 25 $522.25
Staples Composition Book, 9 3/4" x 7 1/2", Wide Ruled, 100 Sheets, Black Marble • Staples Advantage $3.29 25 $82.25
micro: bit in Wonderland: Coding & Craft with the BBC micro:bit (microbit) • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Staples Stickies Brand Restickable Self-Stick Table Top Easel Pad, 20 Sheets, Unruled, White, 20"H x 23"W • Staples Advantage $10.58 5 $52.90
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (22478) • Staples Advantage $5.26 5 $26.30

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