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Ms. Hartmann from Aurora CO is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Unlock your Tech Hero with a SpHero!

Help me give my students opportunities to enter and explore the world of robotics and coding.

  • $2,486 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is composed of some highly motivated, hard-working eager learners, most of whom have the added challenge of learning language as well as academics (85%). Our school community is made up of 95% free and reduced lunch and 90% minority students. Every classroom is a high energy cauldron of excited learners that I have been proud to be a part of for the last 17 years.

Our obstacle is access not ability.

I want to give my students as many opportunities to enter the age of technology with the skills necessary to succeed in the future work force. This means providing an learning environment that fosters problem-solving and creativity.

My Project

Women and minorities are drastically under represented in the computer science field. On last year's AP Computer Science test, only 24% were women 7% African American and less than 5% Hispanic. This discrepancy is not due to ability, but rather exposure in the early years of learning.

It is essential for students to be given the instruction necessary to build the belief that computer science is a field open to them.

A field that needs their voice and perspective.

The Sphero is a programmable robot that students can develop their coding skills to operate. The Sphero Edu app features hundreds of unique STEAM activities and programs that provide students with unlimited opportunities to explore, discover and create. Every student deserves the opportunity to develop an identity as a creative problem solver, engineer, programmer, etc.

Ms. Hartmann
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teq Sphero BOLT Education Robots with 8x8 LED Matrix 15 Pack • CDW-G $1,930.50 1 $1,930.50

Materials cost

$1,930.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$123.55

3rd party payment processing fee

$28.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,113.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$372.88

Total project goal

$2,485.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,485.89

4 Donors

-$1,733.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,473.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$259.95

match offer

-$752.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$639.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.93

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$0.00

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