Creative Physical Computing

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  • My Class Needs digital microcontrollers to explore technology innovations.

    Launched October 22nd, 2017 Project Deadline January 30th, 2018
    Classroom Size 47 Students School Size 1100 Students

    My Students

    Grade 11 Computer Science is an introductory course in computing. Students learn about computer hardware and the fundamentals of computer programming. Currently, students learn using programming concepts using the popular Python language. Once students grasp the basics of Computer Science they are eager to tackle more exciting challenges. Adding a physical computing component to the course will help students who struggle with the abstract nature of coding.

    How will this project impact them?

    Students would use the Microbit controllers after they have learned how to design and implement simple programs using the Python language. Our goal is to provide an experiential learning experience so they expand their understanding of innovative technology such as self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, and the Internet Of Things (IoT). Students will become more informed citizens of a society where technology continually impacts their lives. Students will improve their problem solving skills as this project will introduce and review Grade 9 science topics (electrical circuits) within a computational thinking context.

  • Where the $972.26 goes


    MICROBIT-INVENTORS Micro:bit Instructional kit for Inventors, includes micro:bit

    Abra electronics

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    $47.91 x 14 = $670.74
    Shipping & Handling $9.98
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $88.49
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $12.21
    Project cost excluding donation to support $826.42
    Optional donation to support *** $145.84
    Project cost including donation to support $972.26
    0 donors -$0.00
    Still needed $972.26

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the costs of fulfilling the project, including purchasing and coordinating the delivery of classroom resources. This also supports the processing of thank-you cards and pictures from teachers and students to donors, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

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by Mr. Hutchison

Grant is a high school Computer Science and Math teacher in the TDSB (Toronto District School Board). He is currently teaching Comptuer Science and Computer Engineering at Malvern CI. Prior to joining the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), he held a variety of technical and leadershi...

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