WELLS — On March 10th, Wells Elementary School Technology teacher Marty Cryer received a donation from actress and Portland native, Anna Kendrick from “The Twilight Saga” and “Up in the Air” as part of the DonorsChoose #BestSchoolDay crowd-funding campaign. Kendrick donated $570 for the purchase of a hive of six Bee-Bots or computer coding robots and accessories for Cryer’s fourth grade classroom at Wells Elementary School.

At the same time, Kendrick chose to fund 30 other school projects at schools in Maine as part of a flash mob of 58 celebrities, athletes and philanthropists who paid out a combined total of $14 million in a day to fund half of all educational projects from 11,000 classrooms listed on DonorsChoose, (http://www.donorschoose.org/) an educational crowdfunding organization.

According to www.bee-bot.us, a “Bee-Bot is an exciting new robot designed for use by young children. This colorful, easy-tooperate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problemsolving, and just having fun.”


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