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Mr. Shreck from Macungie PA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Beyond the Box: Creating Virtual Worlds Within the Classroom

My students need the Acer Predator Gaming Laptop that is VR-ready & can perform all VR tasks, HTC VIVE VR System, cables and cords for hook-up, and materials to keep system clean and safe over time.

  • $2,167 goal

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My Students

Our school is located in Macungie, PA, a suburb of Allentown. Our K-5 elementary school educates over 700 students from a wide range of backgrounds. We have a very tight-knit community with families. Those families and students love lending a helping hand to those in need whenever possible.

In art, I strive to expose all students to the newest artwork/art mediums and most cutting-edge technologies in an effort to show them that the art world consists of more than just paper, pencils, and paint.

In the past few years, our school has also placed an extra focus on the S.T.E.A.M. initiative and I fully embrace that initiative in my art classroom.

Funding is not available to take my students on field trips. There are also students within our population who do not have the means to travel to, and in some cases afford, trips to additional educational experiences. As an educator, I have to be creative in bringing the interactive experiences to them on a daily basis. Each year this becomes more challenging as for the third consecutive year my budget has been cut.

My Project

The use of virtual reality by students in a classroom takes the experience of learning to another level.

Using VR, students are able to immerse themselves and collaborate in a world of learning that is simply unparalleled.

Last year I was lucky enough to allow my entire school, over 700 students spanning from kindergarten to 5th grade, get a taste of this type of learning as I borrowed a VR system for only one week.

After such a successful trial run with all of my students, I am extremely excited to have those students dive into more S.T.E.A.M. driven experiences! Simply put, if virtual reality would find its way into our art classroom for the students to use, the opportunities would be endless!

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This project will reach 710 students.

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Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD, Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1060-6GB, VR Ready, Red Backlit KB, Metal Chassis, G3-571-77QK • Amazon Business $1,049.00 1 $1,049.00
HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System • Amazon Business $499.00 1 $499.00
PURELL Hand Sanitizing Wipes - Disinfecting Wipes with Fresh Citrus Scent, 270 Count in Eco-Fit Canister (Case of 6) - 9113-06 • Amazon Business $57.55 1 $57.55
Hard EVA Travel Case for HTC VIVE - VR Virtual Reality System by Hermitshell • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
Fovitec StudioPRO - 2x 7'6" Classic Light Stand Kit - [Classic][For Photo and Video][Includes Carrying Bag] • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
6 Packs Retractable Cable Management for HTC VIVE NEW Version System for HTC VIVE Virtual Reality Headset- MDW Adhesive Drill Free • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
15" Canvas Tool Bag • Amazon Business $20.34 1 $20.34
2 Packs Protective Frame and Silicon Protective Case for HTC VIVE Controllers MDW • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Face Foam Replacement Lunies Face Cover for HTC VIVE Headset PU Leather 10mm Black • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Prime Wire & Cable EC501625 25-Foot 16/3 SJTW Medium Duty Extension Cord, Orange • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip (2-Pack, Black) - 200 Joule Surge Protected Sockets - 2-Foot UL Listed 14AWG Power Cord - by Utopia Home • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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