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Mr. Zervos from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Discover the World in VR

Help me give my students the necessary hardware to develop VR applications for competing at Career and Technology Student Organizations Events.

  • $2,122 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My advanced fast paced students need to be challenged with state of the art virtual reality technology to enhance their computer programming skills. These student will have the opportunity to take other Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes like industrial engineering or concurrent programming enrollment with a community college.

By providing my students with new necessary hardware then it will enable them to use our previously purchased oculus rift headset with sensors.

Our school software development teams placed 1st at the state competition two years in a row then competed at nationals. These students are brilliant and think outside of the box.

One of the best ways to introduce creativity and innovation is through the use of project-based Learning that can provide ancillary benefits such as improved student creativity, self-image, and motivation.

These projects show tremendous results for workforce preparation, job placement, academic program retention, and knowledge retention benefits.

My Project

It is clear from the major press coverage that Virtual Reality (VR) development is garnering, that there is a huge amount of software development interest in high school VR, including

video streaming, gaming and simulated learning.

Thus, my students need a high speed desktop computer with a capable graphics card that will allow my students to develop VR apps.

Students will benefit by creating educational value VR applications that will help their peers and new students expand their knowledge in a fun way.

Even though web and mobile are still the top platforms for software applications, it is important for high school computer science programs to expose students to VR as a development platform for competing in Technology Student Organizations events at the state and national level.

There is a huge amount of development interest in VR across multiple industries, including video streaming, gaming, entertainment and simulated learning.

Mr. Zervos
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP ProDesk 600 G4 Desktop Mini Core i5 8500T 8GB RAM 128GB • CDW-G $1,407.22 1 $1,407.22
NVIDIA Quadro P1000 graphics card Quadro P1000 4 GB • CDW-G $339.70 1 $339.70

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