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Ms. C. from Santa Rosa CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Students with Virtual Reality!

My students need VR Viewers to go on Virtual Field Trips.

  • $524 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in Santa Rosa have had a tough year. In October, fires raged through our community and many schools were closed for weeks. Comstock Middle School was in the middle of an evacuation zone. Students lost three weeks of school, and many students and teachers lost their homes. Parents of the students at our low income/high poverty school also lost jobs, so families weren't just adjusting to the loss of a home, they lost their incomes as well.

Despite the chaos from the fires and the profound loss that permeated our community, kids returned to school hopeful.

More than ever before, our school represents a safe place with structure, friends, and love. Comstock is the hub of our Northwest Santa Rosa community, and our kids feel the connection. Being at school allows kids to glimpse the future and dream big.

My Project

Several years ago Google came to our school and lead our students on virtual field trips. Our entire staff participated in the Google Expedition training, so I know that these materials would be heavily used in English, science, history, and math.Ever since then, I've longed to give our students this type of experiential learning on a regular basis. For example, when students read about Shakespeare, wouldn't it be wonderful if they could also visit the Globe Theater in London?

With Google Expeditions, students can stare into the eye of a whirling category five hurricane, walk around a strand of DNA, visit space, or explore the Great Wall of China.

They are be able to immerse themselves in other parts of the world that are inaccessible to them and their families. With this technology, learning is vivid, visceral, active, and intense.

Comstock is a high poverty/ low-income school, and many of our students haven't left Sonoma County, let alone the state. Google Expeditions would give them the opportunity to experience the world outside their neighborhood.

Ms. C.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Newly Improved DSCVR Virtual Reality Viewer for iPhones and Android smartphones - Inspired by Google Cardboard 2.0 - Google WWGC certified VR viewer (Black) • Amazon Business $14.99 25 $374.75

Materials cost

$374.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$444.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.47

Total project goal

$523.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$523.13

3 Donors

-$398.13

Donations toward project cost

-$338.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.72

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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