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Mrs. Chick from Fayetteville NC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

With Kano, Away We Go!

My students need a Kano Computer Kit, CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 (1GB) Ultimate Starter Kit, Tontec 3.5 Inches Touch Screen, and Raspberry PI 5MP Camera Board Module.

  • $435 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Using the technology of today is not enough anymore. Now if you want to compete, you need to know how to write codes and be inventive enough to create tomorrow’s technology. The Kano Computer Kit based upon the Raspberry Pi Coding Platform is an excellent place to start learning.

My students are in third-fifth Grade.

They come from diverse backgrounds, both military and civilian. Although we are not a Title I school, we feel they still deserve the best that we can offer. Therefore, staying at the forefront of technology is important to us. Since extra funding is not available to us, we depend upon the generosity of donors. My students thrive and are hungry for new challenges and a way to display, enrich, and expand on their imaginations. By giving them the tools to engineer computers and learn to write code, we are giving them an opportunity to have an edge in a growing and competitively global environment.

My Project

In our technology driven world, more and more is expected of our students. Utilizing the Kano Computer Kit, my students will not only learn to construct a computer, but will also learn to write codes. This form of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) has many cross curricular applications and the potential to involve all the multiple intelligences. It can virtually open doors to a neoteric programmer’s imagination! It is my intention to start with a group project that will teach my students how to construct a computer. While doing so, they will look into a computer's brain. They will learn the rules and how to take control by learning the languages and logic of coding. Once the Kano computer is built and has been explored, my students will be given a project called Sonic Pi. Here they will learn how to write text based code to produce a music track. The goal is not to play music, but to create their own. Hence, experiencing ownership and pride in their conceptions.

Exciting a student and keeping attention are hard tasks for any educator to undertake.

It is our job to guide and inspire our students to accomplish more than just application. Instead they must be encouraged and free to dream, be innovative, and to create! Kano can provide the skills my students need to advance beyond expectations. It is with your help that I can start them down that path.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kano Computer Kit • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 (1GB) Ultimate Starter Kit (Over 40 Components: New Raspberry Pi 2 + WiFi Dongle + 8GB SD Card + Case + Power Supply and many more) • Amazon Business $84.99 1 $84.99
Tontec® 3.5 Inches Touch Screen for Raspberry Pi Display Monitor 480x320 LCD Touchscreen Kit with Transparent Case for Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and Raspberry Pi B+ • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Raspberry PI 5MP Camera Board Module • Amazon Business $26.31 1 $26.31

Materials cost

$310.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$369.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.14

Total project goal

$434.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$434.27

7 Donors

-$336.63

Donations toward project cost

-$322.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

match offer

-$55.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$46.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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