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Mrs. Seitz from Columbia MD is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Jumping Back in Time

Help me give my students the amazing gift of leaping back into time and experiencing places they’ve never been first hand with Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers.

  • $164 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine jumping back in time and standing at the foot of the great Acropolis, at the banks of the mighty Aegean Sea, or walking through the streets of the once great city of Pompeii, which was destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius?

It’s imperative in education for students to be able to put themselves in the shoes of the people whom they’re learning about.

So often we hear children cry that history is boring and ask, “Why do we have to learn about old dead people?” My students absolutely love donning costumes (typically made of paper or hand-me-down sheets) and creating dialogue using academic language and historical evidence to recreate what life was like in the ancient world. By doing this, students can truly grasp the importance of history and make relevant connections to their own world.

My Project

Google Expedition is an outstanding application that allows students to essentially take field trips around the world. In 7th grade we learn about geography and cultures around the world, both ancient and present. Many of my student have never left their town, let alone seen the ruins of Ancient Greece, the banks of the Mediterranean, or the Pantheon and the Colosseum. Google Cardboard will afford my students the opportunity to do just that. Using their own personal devices, they will be able to utilize the virtual reality, which will be led by me, the teacher, through the educational application. If you have never seen Google Expedition or Google cardboard, please take the time to research these amazing tools for education and imagine what your own education would’ve been like if you were able to experience the world and other cultures first hand.

Mrs. Seitz
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insignia? - Virtual Reality Viewer - brown • Best Buy Education $2.82 36 $101.52

Materials cost

$101.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$6.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$139.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.55

Total project goal

$163.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$163.68

2 Donors

-$138.68

Donations toward project cost

-$117.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.80

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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