Spheros Spark Coding!!

Funded! This project reached its funding goal on May 9, 2017, 11:49 a.m.

Still needed of $1,056.46 goal
  • My Class Needs Spheros to explore computer programming

    Launched October 14th, 2016 Project Deadline May 19th, 2017
    Classroom Size 30 Students School Size 378 Students

    My Students

    My grade 6 class are great group of active learners that really benefit from working with hands-on manipulatives to help their learning. They enjoy working together, problem solving ideas, and engaging actively in group discussions. Gaining programming tools for the classroom would challenge their thinking and overcome obstacles in attempt bring their ideas to life. Students will be challenged to work together in a variety of groupings to improve their communication, problem solving that would enrich conversation, partnerships, and group work skills.

    How will this project impact them?

    Students will use Spheros to learn about programming and the connections they make to our own technologically rich world. It is my goal for them to recognize that programming has an unlimited potential that will hopefully spark their imagination and wonder. Using Spheros, students will be able to understand programming ideas and the foundations needed to bring their ideas to life. Students will be able to see in real-time, the results of their logic, focus, and application of ideas. Another goal is to begin inspiring others in the school by sharing their learning projects to other classes and school.

  • Where the $1056.46 goes


    Sphero SPRK+


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    $149.95 x 5 = $749.75
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $89.97
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $13.27
    Project cost excluding donation to support myclassneeds.ca $897.99
    Optional donation to support myclassneeds.ca *** $158.47
    Project cost including donation to support myclassneeds.ca $1,056.46
    1 donor -$1,056.46
    Still needed $0.00

    * 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 Mr. Lee

I am teacher who has always enjoyed pushing the learning of my students striving to help them understand "why" rather than "what". Kids need to know that technology can be manipulated and its function learned by working with tactile objects and tinkering with devices. My classroom has ...

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