Driving Our Learning with Dash

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  • My Class Needs Dash Robots to engage in project-based learning

    Launched November 2nd, 2017 Project Deadline February 14th, 2018
    Classroom Size 18 Students School Size 620 Students

    My Students

    I have used Dash with great success for project-based learning with my Gr. 1's in the past. The students are highly engaged and motivated to take risks when using technology. We have several students with special needs and Dash and Dot are very user-friendly. Our ESL students find communicating through Dash and Dot to be a safe and non-threatening way of expressing themselves. We currently share one Dash/Dot combo at our school. My class is always disappointed when he leaves!

    How will this project impact them?

    The ability to create cross-curricular, project-based learning tasks using such engaging technology is amazing to behold! I noticed a drastic change in my class' way of thinking after their very first challenge using Dash and Dot. They immediately saw the benefits of trial and error, and began to take risks much more frequently. Suddenly I had "student experts" who were eager to help one another and share their ideas - even the introverts! Because students feel a sense of control when coding, but are removed from "failure" when Dash makes a mistake, the outcome is always positive. Having access to several Dash robots would allow more students to work on a project at the same time, in greater depth, and much more frequently. We would also be able to give other grades an opportunity to use Dash and Dot, and showcase our learning to the parent community at school events.

  • Where the $1294.84 goes


    Dash Robot

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $199.95 x 4 = $799.80
    Shipping & Handling $119.97
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $119.57
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $16.27
    Project cost excluding donation to support myclassneeds.ca $1,100.61
    Optional donation to support myclassneeds.ca *** $194.23
    Project cost including donation to support myclassneeds.ca $1,294.84
    0 donors -$0.00
    Still needed $1,294.84

    * 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.

    ** Payment Processing Fee: An average of fees charged to MyClassNeeds for processing donations (e.g. credit card payments through a secure server). We have worked hard to select the most secure option for the cost.

    *** Optional Donation to My Class Needs:  An optional donation to support My Class Needs calculated at 15% of your donation. This gift to the charity, which you can opt out of during the donation process, supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. Please note that project resources are not withheld if this amount is not raised.

    Disclaimer: MyClassNeeds (MCN ) is the charitable affiliate of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC). MCN and CSC do not endorse or promote any particular supplier, product, or service requested by the teachers through our online crowdfunding platform. MCN assesses every project to ensure that the requested resources represent the most economical and impactful approach to enriching students’ learning experience.

    MCN will contact the school administrator associated with the specific project and ensure that the administrator has given approval to the project to go ahead and that the resources requested meet the fundraising guidelines within their province, board or district and school.

    MCN will seek competitive prices from various suppliers to ensure the best possible price for the materials and services. Where available, MCN may (at our discretion) suggest lower-cost alternatives that may accomplish the same project goals. Our suggestion of an alternate option is not an endorsement by either MCN or CSC of the supplier, product or service and the final decision on the choice of resource is made by the teacher(s) themselves.

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by Ms. Deputat

I am a Gr. 1 teacher in Nobleton, Ontario. I believe that the top priority of teachers should be to create an atmosphere of trust and support; a place students are excited to come to every day and where they can feel good about who they are. Each student brings unique ideas and experi...

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