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Mr. Spaur from Richland WA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Computer Science Through VR

Help me give my students the opportunity to experience computers and how they work through free games on the Oculus.

  • $564 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at our Middle School are students that miss out on many opportunities to experience education in a new way because the majority of them live in low socioeconomic status. They are children with great, but hurting hearts; that is often misconstrued as bad.

These students want to learn but have many obstacles to overcome in order to reach the academic level of other schools.

These students deserve an opportunity to learn that will open the world of possibilities to them.

My Project

Students will be given the opportunity to learn computer science and computer networks using the Oculus VR system with and game developed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNNL) called "Network Collapse".

The students will get a glimpse of what network routers do to transfer data from computer-to-computer and protecting computers for viruses.

The students take the seat as the router and transfer files directly through LAN cables, through Wifi, using Firewall to stop the router from being overwhelmed, and determining if data packages are legit or infected with viruses.

The students will walk away with a new appreciation of what some of the most common technologies found in American households do to keep their online use safe and efficient.

Mr. Spaur
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oculus Go - 32GB Stand-Alone Virtual Reality Headset • Best Buy Education $203.80 2 $407.60

Materials cost

$407.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$479.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.59

Total project goal

$563.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$563.96

5 Donors

-$514.02

Donations toward project cost

-$479.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$49.94

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$0.00

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