Coding for Kids

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

Still needed of $1,283.86 goal
  • My Class Needs robots to learn coding to understand the world.

    Launched October 14th, 2016 Project Deadline May 19th, 2017
    Classroom Size 22 Students School Size 242 Students

    My Students

    Class composition consists of 5 kindergarten students and 17 grade ones. We are a community consisting of farms, First Nation reserve, and suburban housing. I want to improve students problem solving and computational skills using technology to encourage their learning. Coding is a subject that every student needs to learn the basics of beginning in Kindergarten. Students are interested in technology and the use of technology is necessary in their future educational lives.

    How will this project impact them?

    Students will learn to code robots to demonstrate a basic understanding of programming and how things can move. This is a basic stem skill that is beneficial in helping students learn problem solving skills. Using ipads to control robots to perform certain functions offers students a chance to display their technological creativity, show understanding to how things work and enhance their technological education. Students who struggle with fine motor tasks will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and be successful in school. This supports the ADST of the new BC curriculum

    Project Report

    from Mrs. Epp

    Thank you My Class Needs! We love having our new robots in our class and affectionately have named them "Bob, Billy, Sparkles and JoJo ". Our class has begun to use the Dash robots to show an understanding of coding and how giving a command causes something to happen. Students have programmed their Dash robots to follow paths, complete obstacles or follow commands. This then allows the students the chance to move their learning forward, or problem solve and try another option.

    The students are inspired by technology and love to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of programming. We are currently working on programming our robots to move through obstacles. This project has engaged all students including those that lack in motivation.

    Feedback from the students:
    G - "You can make tracks with them. I love driving them around"
    D - "You can stick dot and dash together"
    S - "You can make tricks with them"
    H - "I like making courses for them"
    A - "Sometimes we do silly stuff with them - like make them talk"
    Thanks again!

  • Where the $1283.86 goes


    Dash Robot


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    $199.95 x 4 = $799.80
    Shipping & Handling $119.97
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $110.38
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $16.13
    Project cost excluding donation to support $1,091.28
    Optional donation to support *** $192.58
    Project cost including donation to support $1,283.86
    1 donor -$1,283.86
    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.

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by Mrs. Epp

I am a kindergarten/grade one teacher who is passionate about giving all children opportunities to try new things. I have been teaching for 9 years in a variety of grades giving myself experiences that many teachers do not get. I provide opportunities for outdoor education, hands on lea...

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