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This project expired on September 23, 2018.

Ms. Burnett
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Help Make Virtual Reality Lessons Possible For Us!

My students need one smartphone for each pair of Virtual Reality Glasses we have for our students.

My Students

I teach nearly 500 students each week. They range from grades kindergarten through 5th grade. They are a very exciting bunch of little people! They have a huge itch for exploring, creating/designing, and discovering new things. They LOVE coming to STEAM (or STEM) Lab each week. They give me so much positive energy each time that I get the pleasure to teach them.

Even with daily barriers and obstacles they have to overcome just to make it to school each day, I am overjoyed to report that my students constantly come to my class with positive attitudes as well as strong desires to be engaged in their learning.

They are amazing, smart, and curious students! With about 87% of our school’s population qualifying for free and reduced lunch, we are considered a high-poverty and Title 1 school.

My Project

As you may already know, the need for up-to-date technology in the classroom is on the rise. When given the right technology tools, teachers are able to better enhance student learning by providing daily engaging, hands-on lessons. As a prime example, think about the use of smartphones in our everyday lives.

My students need one smartphone for each pair of Virtual Reality Glasses we have for our students.

Smartphones have become very powerful learning tools in recent years and we are very excited about how they can assist with many educational tasks at Blake Elementary! Recently our school was able to purchase a class set of Viewmaster VR Glasses for our STEAM Lab. We are very motivated to use these virtual reality tools with our students ASAP! We plan to start with using Google Expeditions and explore places all over the world from our classroom.

However, in order to start using these VR Glasses to explore the world, we need your help: We are in need of one smartphone for each pair of VR Glasses we have for our students. The smartphones will not use cell phone connectivity. We will connect the smartphones to our school’s wireless network for their connectivity needs.

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This project expired on September 23, 2018.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 G900v 16GB Verizon Wireless CDMA Smartphone - Shimmery White (Certified Refurbished) • Amazon Business $135.00 14 $1,890.00

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This project will reach 500 students.

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