Coding and Connecting (At-Risk kids)

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

Still needed of $1,531.66 goal
  • My Class Needs devices that can be coded to allow for purposeful & creative learning

    Launched October 14th, 2016 Project Deadline May 19th, 2017
    Classroom Size 239 Students School Size 239 Students

    My Students

    I am a Special Education teacher and a Grade One teacher at my school. We have students from Kindergarten to Grade 7. I work alongside all of my colleagues in my role, and I directly teach 21 Grade One children. My hope is to acquire several robots for our students to have a hands on experience at coding through creative play.

    How will this project impact them?

    Coding is a new focus in Education in British Columbia, but we currently only have 8 devices to which we can use to code. We do have iPads to download the free apps for the robots, but we need the robots/devices in order to code with our students. My hope is that we are funded and that several can be purchased and shared with our staff and students.

    Project Report

    from Mrs. Unger

    Thank you so much, My Class Needs, for funding this project. We have several students who require extra support with their learning. When they have earned breaks, they have really enjoyed working with the Spheros and Code-a-pillar. At first, they mostly played with the devices, but we are beginning to see real coding happen. It's very exciting for these kids and it's generated a lot of excitement. Also, none of our students had ever experienced these robots before. Many, many thanks!

    Quotes from students: when do I get a turn? What do I have to do to get some robot time!
    (Working with robots was very motivating).

    We are beginning to code "I made my sphero do this pattern."

    "I can show you."
    "Let me try."
    "Next time I want to made an obstacle course". (I love that!)

    My job was so much more interesting with the robots. Thank you!

  • Where the $1531.66 goes


    Sphero SPRK+


    View Item Online
    $149.95 x 6 = $899.70

    Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar

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    $69.99 x 1 = $69.99
    Shipping & Handling $134.96
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $132.62
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $19.24
    Other (invoiced) $0.40
    Project cost excluding donation to support $1,301.91
    Optional donation to support *** $229.75
    Project cost including donation to support $1,531.66
    2 donors -$1,531.66
    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 Mrs. Unger

I have been teaching for twenty years, and I continue to feel passionate and curious about learning and teaching. For many years, I taught Kindergarten, but recently switched school district and have now returned to Kindergarten after some time in Special Education. I am so excited to b...

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