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Mr. S. from New London NC is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

The Droids We're Looking For

We need programmable robots and iPads to run the apps through in order for students to learn how to code using Java Script.

  • $527 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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About My Students

I work at a small, Title I school in a rural community. In the county that I teach, we have a poverty rate of nearly 20% and the median income has dropped 2.6% from 2015 to 2016. Many of my students come from families that did not further their education (83% of those that are 25 or older are high school graduates but only 16% have a four-year degree).

Due to our size, our school is not able to offer a variety of elective classes and many students have to drive or take a bus to other high schools in our district to take these courses of interest. Our school does not have a computer programming class and many of my students have indicated they would like to learn how to code and would be willing to do it outside of school hours or during lunch if they had the opportunity.

Students will learn an increasingly important skill, computer coding and programming. The iPads and Robot Balls will allow students to gradually learn how to code. They will begin by learning the basics and use a drag and drop method to code the robots to perform basic functions.

As they advance in skill, they will begin writing their own code to program the robots. When they become more comfortable, the initial members will begin recruiting more students to the club. They will demonstrate leadership by taking charge of the club, organizing meetings, being responsible for club materials, and working collaboratively to recruit new members and teaching them what they already know about coding.

In Their Own Words

The goal we are trying to accomplish is to create a coding outfit with which we could teach people at our school how to code. Most people at our school are woefully ignorant of coding. We hope this group can begin to fix this problem and educate our school body on this very important subject. Coding will be very useful in the future when robots and electronics are implemented in most jobs.

We will take charge of our learning by taking personal charge of our education into the world of coding. The students will also be in charge of all club meeting details, including meeting times, leadership, and content organization. The students will be in charge of recruiting all new members into the club and teaching all of these new recruits what we have learned about coding.

This project is very important to our school community because we do not currently have any class or club that teaches computer programming/coding. This is a very large issue for any students hoping to pursue a career in coding or IT. Having a club that teaches coding would be instrumental in solving this gap in education without forcing perspective students to travel to a different school.

Mr. S.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad 2 MC769LL/A 9.7-Inch 16GB (Black) 1395 - (Certified Refurbished) • Amazon Business $121.99 2 $243.98
Sphero Mini Green: The App-Controlled Robot Ball • Amazon Business $46.69 1 $46.69
Sphero Mini Blue : The App-Controlled Robot Ball • Amazon Business $45.40 1 $45.40
iPad 2 Case, iPad 3 Case, iPad 4 Case, BENTOBEN Heavy Duty Rugged Shock-Absorption / High Impact Resistant Hybrid Three Layer Armor Full Body Protective Case Cover for iPad 2/3/4 Retina - Black/Red • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Organizer Storage Case for Sphero Mini The App-Controlled Robot Ball by Aenllosi (Black) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98

Materials cost

$382.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$447.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.98

Total project goal

$526.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$526.54

1 Donor

-$263.27

Donations toward project cost

-$223.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.49

match offer

-$263.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$223.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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