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Incorporate STEM programming focusing on computer science and design with Pix Brix, littleBits Code Kit and littleBits Code Kit Expansion Pack: Computer Science in the media center, using laptops and iPads to supplement the materials.

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Suncoast -Coding and Design

School:
Mildred Helms Elementary School 
Subject:
Technology 
Teacher:
Daniel Williams 
Students Impacted:
500 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
November 4, 2021

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

Suncoast Credit Union - $971.00

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Goal

Incorporate STEM programming focusing on computer science and design with Pix Brix, littleBits Code Kit and littleBits Code Kit Expansion Pack: Computer Science in the media center, using laptops and iPads to supplement the materials. 

 

What will be done with my students

Exploring concepts of coding, computer science and design. Students will make products with Pix Brix they can replicate with the littleBits Code Kit and the Expansion Pack: Computer Science. littleBits Code Kit will complement existing littleBits sets currently in the media center. Foster a media and technology rich environment. Students will be able to use iPads in the media center as well as laptops in classrooms and at home to elaborate on their skills and extend learning. 

 

Benefits to my students

Increased knowledge of computer science, coding, design as part of a curriculum focused on STEM concepts. Students making connections between content areas. Students will be able to practice and develop their ideas in the media center, in classrooms and at home with assigned devices. Early introduction to STEM pathways and careers. Reinforcing science instruction in classrooms. Students developing a mindset based in inquiry and exploration. 

 

Describe the Students

Many ELLs, primarily Spanish, Albanian, Russian and Arabic speakers, many students are considered ESE, high level of socio-economic diversity, students with disabilities. 

 

Budget Narrative

2 littleBits Code Kits
2 littleBits Code Kit Expansion Pack: Computer Science Expansion Pack
1 Pix Brix Dark Palette 6,000 Pieces 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 litteBits Code Kit $299.00
2 littleBits Code Kit $299.00
3 littleBits Code Kit Expansion Pack: Computer Science $149.00
4 littleBits Code Kit Expansion Pack: Computer Science $149.00
5 Pix Brix Dark Palette 6,000 Pieces $75.00
  Total: $971.00

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