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Mrs. Hicks from Milan IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tech Up

Help me give my students Makey-Makey invention kits, a protective case for our Chromebook, and headphones.

  • $264 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are small, but mighty coming an Indiana town, memorialized in the movie, Hoosiers. Although they come from a small, rural farming community, they dream big in learning 21st Century skills about programming and computer science. Unfortunately, opportunities and funding is limited in this small, rural town. Students come from low-income households and have limited equity in WiFi access.

This is where our school comes into play.

It is the place where they can aspire to dream big. Our students want to learn about computer science and programming. The foundation has been laid by our administration in investing in bandwidth to ensure access to reliable WiFi.

My Project

It's time to get down to the basics with learning circuitry and simple coding. This project will help my 6th-12th grade students learn the basics of circuitry as we begin our journey of learning how to focus on Computer Science for Social Good.

Imagine a world where students are passionate about working on projects that help to make the world a better place.

These Makey-Makeys are the springboards to build this foundation. In order for students to successfully use the Makey-Makey, they have stations in the classroom with tech. We have a Chromebook stationed in the class to use with the Makey-Makey, but we are in need of a hard case, keyboard protector, headset, mouse to make this station functional. Students will learn how to create digital portfolios of their learning using a free program called Adobe Sparks. In order to learn how to do this the book 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark is needed as a learning tool.

My students are phenomenal kids but have very little access to innovation and real-life application of how computers are changing the world. This project is going to be part of a sequence of lessons to help build a foundation to inspire students to learn how to create and make using Computer Science foundations for social good. We need your support!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makey An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business $43.79 2 $87.58
40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark • Amazon Business $18.24 1 $18.24
mCover iPearl Hard Shell Case for 2017 11.6" Dell Chromebook 11 3189 Series 2-in-1 Laptop (NOT Compatible with 210-ACDU / 3120/3180 Series) - 3189 Purple • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
TIJN Blue Light Blocking Glasses Square Nerd Eyeglasses Frame Anti Blue Ray Computer Game Glasses • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Elecder i39 Headphones with Microphone Foldable Lightweight Adjustable On Ear Headsets with 3.5mm Jack for iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School Green/Gray • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
[2pcs] Lapogy Keyboard Cover for Dell chromebook 11.6 inch,Dell Chromebook 3100/3120/3180/3189/3181/5190,Dell chromebook Keyboard Cover 13.3,DELL chromebook 3380(Rainbow+Clear) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Wireless Mouse, Splaks 2.4Ghz Wireless Mice 4 Buttons Portable Office Mouse 3 Adjustable DPI Left Hand Mouse with Nano USB Receiver for Computer, Laptop, MacBook-BKPL • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
DIYMAG Powerful Neodymium Disc Magnets, Strong, Permanent, Rare Earth Magnets. Fridge, DIY, Building, Scientific, Craft, and Office Magnets, 1.26”D x 1/8”H, Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Qiangson Phone Charger Cable Charging Cable 3PACK 6FT Nylon Braided Charging Cord to USB Data Synchronization Charge Cable Silver • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

Materials cost

$190.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$223.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.46

Total project goal

$263.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$263.06

1 Donor

-$113.68

Donations toward project cost

-$113.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$129.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$109.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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