Cultivating Creativity & Computational Thinking With BirdBrain Technologies by Roger Steele, Austin Independent School District verified non-profit

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Launched Apr 19, 2017
Ends Jul 17, 2017
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$0
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$761
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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 of our goal of $761.00 (rounded up to the nearest dollar) for BirdBrain Technologies' Finch Robot

BirdBrain Technologies Finch Robot (x7) $623.70
PledgeCents partner product sourcing & logistics $76.06
PledgeCents fulfillment & labor $38.03
WePay payment and processing fee $22.82
Total goal amount $761.00 (rounded up to the nearest dollar)

The amounts calculated above are used to ensure the fundraising goal covers all fees. Actual fees will be calculated and collected on a per transaction basis, therefore total amounts may vary once the fundraiser ends. Calculated fees consist of a 10% sourcing fee, 5% fulfillment & labor fee and 3% processing fee.

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.

Roger Steele

Teacher, Austin Independent School District

I will update this section shortly.

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