Cultivating Creativity & Computational Thinking With BirdBrain Technologies by Michele Thomas, Kiski Area Upper Elementary verified non-profit

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Launched Jul 20, 2017
Ends Oct 01, 2017
Why "Invest"?
Why "Invest"? We use the term "invest" to symbolize your investment in a student's future through a better education.
Category: Sciences
Class Size: 30
Grade: 5th - 6th 

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

Here is the breakdown of our goal of $10,972.00 (rounded up to the nearest dollar) for BirdBrain Technologies' Hummingbird Duo Large Classroom Kit

BirdBrain Technologies Hummingbird Duo Large Classroom Kit (x4) $8,996.40
PledgeCents partner product sourcing & logistics $1,097.20
PledgeCents fulfillment & labor $548.60
WePay payment and processing fee $329.16
Total goal amount $10,972.00 (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.
Suggested Investments


Robo Newbie

Your investment will help get the cords and accessories.
Invest $50


Robo Nerd

Your investment will help put a hummingbird into the hands of 2 students.
Invest $100


Robo Pro

You know what you are doing! Your investment will purchase 25% of a complete kit.
Invest $500


Robo Developer

We want you on our team! Your investment will purchase 50% of a complete kit.
Invest $1000

Michele Thomas

STEM Specialist 5/6 grade, Kiski Area Upper Elementary

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Apollo, Pennsylvania

The Kiski Area School Community will provide quality educational experiences, preparing students to be productive, accountable, and successful citizens, ready to pursue further educational and career opportunities.

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