Cultivating Creativity & Computational Thinking With BirdBrain Technologies by Andrea Schlaegel, Elgin Middle School

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Launched Apr 19, 2017
Ends May 24, 2017
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Category: Sciences
Class Size: 30
Grade: K - 12th 

As a STEM educator, it is important that my students are able to apply the topics we learn about. Robotics is one of the easiest ways to apply many of the topics we cover whether it is math, science, engineering, or computer science. Robotics covers so many aspects that when a student is able to build a functioning robot that it makes many of these high level concepts more concrete. That is why I want to introduce my students to robotics through BirdBrain Technologies.

The Finch is a small robot designed to inspire and delight students learning computer science by providing them a tangible physical representation of their coding. The Hummingbird is a kit that allows students to create and program robots built from electronic components and craft materials. Through these kits, my students will be able to create and engage with technology which is critical when preparing them for the future.

It would be amazing if you could support our fundraiser for BirdBrain Technologies with a generous investment.

Here is the breakdown in cost for fundraising for Birdbrain Technologies

  • Hummingbird Duo Classroom Kit (x1) - $764.10
  • Preferred Partner Program - $93.20
  • PledgeCents Platform Fee - $46.60
  • Payment Processing Fee - $27.96
  • Total - $932.00 (rounded up to the nearest dollar)

If we do not meet our goal...

I will attempt to supplement the cost so that I can purchase a BirdBrain Technologies kit for my students.

Andrea Schlaegel

Teacher, Elgin Middle School

I will update this section shortly.

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Marion, Ohio

As a result of our technology initiative, students will work to become fluent in 21st Century Skills outlined in Ohio's Academic Content Standards in Technology, learn how to use technology to enhance their daily classroom routine and become more informed digital citizens. Students at Elgin will thrive as Leaders, Learners, Workers, and Citizens beyond grades K-12.

The mission of the Elgin Local School District is to empower all students to meet the challenges of today by inspiring them to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Vision/Beliefs: The Elgin Local School District is dedicated to work in a partnership with students, families, and the community to prepare students to be life long learners through the commitment of the staff to grow collaboratively as a professional learning community.

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