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Mr. Auriemma from Bronx NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology of the Past

Help me give my students Retro Game Consoles (N64 Remote, Atari Flashback, NES Classic Game Console)

  • $171 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from high poverty/ low-income families who have not been exposed to many of the cool, amazing things the world has to offer. All of them are filled with curiosity and the eagerness to learn as much as their little minds will allow them to. Hands-on experiences are the best ways to keep these students engaged. Just because these students aren't in the best of neighborhoods doesn't mean that they should be deprived of the many materials offered elsewhere.

My Project

Computer Science is going to be mandatory in all schools by the year 2022. In my school we already started implementing it and the students are very excited. In a huge portion of the unit we talk about many games of the past and what the future might look like. It would be very beneficial for my students to get actual hands on experiences to different parts of history of how some of the consoles back then looked like and work. Students will compare different consoles of history to what they are used to now and what they think consoles might look like in the future. Students will discuss the different remotes, how complicated (easy) the coding in games back then were, the graphics (pixels), as well as the smoothness of the games/ what the console looks like as well as the cartridges. This is a very fun and engaging subject for students to really get involved in.

Mr. Auriemma
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MEEPHONG Retro Game Console, HDMI HD NES Console Classic Game Console Built-in Hundreds of Classic Video Games • Amazon Business $53.69 1 $53.69
Atari Flashback 9 - Electronic Games • Amazon Business $44.40 1 $44.40
miadore Classic N64 Controller Joystick Remote for N64 Video Game System N64 Console-Jungle Green • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$113.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$144.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.55

Total project goal

$170.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$170.33

1 Donor

-$170.33

Donations toward project cost

-$144.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.55

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$0.00

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