Those ARE the Droids You're Looking For! Robotics for CS!
My students need these Ozobot and Sphero robots to provide tangible, physical and visual results for the computer coding they create beyond just outcomes seen on a monitor!
This project expired on November 30, 2017.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
I teach in a suburban university town where our STEM offerings are booming in numbers! As we have grown from just a couple of sections to 4 teachers instructing in Computer Science and Engineering coursework, we are very excited about both the direction and growth of our programs.
Students really enjoy being able to see a physical manipulation of the code they have written!
It is for this reason that we are looking to purchase additional robotics kits to meet the increase in enrollment numbers!
I teach in a suburban university town where both our STEM offerings and the number of students taking them are busting at the seams. Students include those traditionally underrepresented groups, especially as our new Computer Science Principles class has allowed a wider range of student to experience STEM without having prior coding experience!
My students are expecting to participate in engaging activities that foster problem-solving skills, and these robots will provide the vehicle to do that!
I have seen both Ozobot and Sphero bots in action and know they have a high engagement factor for students!
The Ozobots will provide a gentle introduction to the world of problem-solving via programming in a physical manner that is not tied to coding. We will also use these as part of our vertical outreach to expose students in our feeder elementary and middle schools.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mr. Behmer.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mr. Behmer and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.