Coding Project Fully Funded!

Sphero SPRK
5 Sphero Robots Coming Soon

Much to my surprise as I read my email this morning, I learned that the Coding Project I submitted about a week ago with has been fully funded by two donors. I am super excited and can’t wait to get the Sphero robots in the hands of the kids. I know that watching them program a tangible object will help bring the world of programming and coding to life.  We participated in The Hour of Code global event in December 2015 and practiced more coding since then through the website.

A HUGE and HEARTFELT THANK YOU to my anonymous donor and to News Corp for the match.  You have made it possible to show how coding works with an object students can touch and to control that object without touching it. Coding enforces math and language skills, the educational basis for a promising future.  My infinite thanks to both my donors!

More on the Sphero Project.

Old Smartphones Wanted

If you have an old smartphone (android or iphone) that you are no longer in need of and you don’t know what to do with it, have we got use for them!
Bowling Green Elementary is collecting old smartphones for student use. We would like to outfit as many classrooms as we can with a one-to-one mobile wireless device to use throughout the year for interactive activities, informal assessments, and collaboration with peers. Donations can be sent to the main office and labeled for SANDERSON. Phones will be reset to factory default and joined to the guest network for student use. Thank you.