You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

 
  • $496 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Duncan
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Creating Alaska VR Experiences

Help me give my students a Ricoh Theta V4K 360 Spherical Camera to provide a tool for them to create virtual reality content.

My Students

My students are 2nd graders growing up in the same small rural Alaskan community that I did. My students and I are blessed to live in a beautiful southeast Alaskan rainforest. We are surrounded by breathtaking scenery and wildlife. However, opportunities are limited. You must take a plane or boat to get off the island. The cost of living is extremely high and many of my students and their families can't afford to travel off of the island.

Through the use of Virtual Reality not only can my students travel the world but they can be producers and creators and share the wonders of our community with the world.

Their learning is not limited to the space inside the classroom walls. They can be global learners, learning hoto live in a global society.

My Project

Imagine sitting in a kayak in Alaska and watching humpback whales bubble feed or walking on a beach with an Alaskan Native elder as you listen to them pass down important information to preserve their culture. Now imagine you did all this through virtual reality content created by elementary students with the simple use of a 360 camera.

Virtual reality is becoming a very real thing for our children.

I want to teach them to be more than just a consumer of VR content; I want my students to be producers. They are the global innovators, thinkers, and problem solvers of tomorrow. When learning is interwoven into creating and making, students become empowered and take ownership of their learning. When students create free Alaska VR content to share with the world they will be gaining important design thinking skills and will be learning the rich culture, history, and sciences of Alaska.

To complete this project I have already purchased with personal funds an Oculus Go (VR Headset) but I still need to raise funds to purchase a 360 degree camera - the Ricoh Theta V4K 360 Spherical Camera.

With the right focus, VR technology can reshape the learning environment and prepare our Alaskan students to be the global creators, problem-solvers, and leaders our future will need. Please consider partnering with my students, as we show the world that learning can be irresistible. Thank you.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ricoh - Theta V 360-Degree Digital Camera - Metallic Gray • Best Buy Education $380.00 1 $380.00

Materials cost

$380.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$5.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$421.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.36

Total project goal

$495.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$495.76

5 Donors

-$422.21

Donations toward project cost

-$359.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.43

Matching donations from our partners

-$72.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$61.62

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The DonorsChoose.org Community and 6 other donors.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Sitka","teachersOnPage":[5910294],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"AK","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":3956761,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/creating-alaska-vr-experiences/3956761/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":19,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Duncan","authorIds":{"5910294":{"owner":"Mrs. Duncan","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3956761],"proposalHash":"-918396551","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp5910294_orig.jpg?width=136&height=136&auto=webp&t=1550571106234","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":19,"teacherChallengeId":21284838,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":5910294,"schoolCounty":"Sitka","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"AK","name":"Alaska"}}