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Mrs. Gamble from Cottondale AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Up, Up, and Away in the Library Exploration Through Flight!

Help me give my students Parrot Mambo Drones, so we can learn how to code, as well as study math and science topics in new and engaging ways through flight.

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My Students

My students walk into our school library with excitement in their eyes. They can't wait to be able to let their imaginations go wild in the library MakerSpace or to get the latest books. You can see students reading and working on STEM (STEAM) activities by designing 3D models, constructing structures, learning about circuitry, coding robots, or playing board games.

The library has become a place where students have an opportunity to experience technology they can't access otherwise because of their socioeconomic background, as well as a safe place for them to go to learn and relax.

My school is a Title I school in Alabama that has a very diverse population of around 400 students. 100% of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch and some have no permanent home. Many might not come from a prosperous background, but they soak up every opportunity they have to learn, and this project will help the library gain enough materials to hold whole-class makerspace and coding instruction.

My Project

Technology, especially robotics and programing, is a quickly growing field. These Parrot Mambo Drones will help increase my students' knowledge in these areas. For example, the drones will be used to learn block coding, as well as test out their math and science skills, by programming the devices to code through student created obstacle courses. To successfully complete their challenges, students will have to learn angles, altitude, speed, distance, and time. They will be able to apply several skills they have learned in class in order to complete this project using the drones, iPads, and Tynker coding app.

Imagine drones flying through the library and the joy on the students' faces when they successfully complete their challenge--now, that is taking science and math class to a whole other level.

This project will allow the library to step outside of the box and give students a unique opportunity to explore the world of coding, science, and math as a career path, as well as allow other classes to utilize the materials for STEM (STEAM) projects. It will also create a great opportunity for collaboration in the library with math and science teachers.

Mrs. Gamble
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Battery for Parrot Mini Drone, Morpilot 3-Pack 3.7V 600mAh 20C Li-po Battery w/3-Port Rapid Charger Circuit Protective IC for Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo Swing Mambo Rolling Spider • Amazon Business $27.99 4 $111.96
Parrot Mambo Fly - Code, Pilot and Play • Amazon Business $53.00 2 $106.00
Parrot Mambo Fly - Code, Pilot and Play • Amazon Business $53.06 1 $53.06

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