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Ms. Wimbish from New Orleans LA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Go Inside a Cell and Watch Protein Synthesis!

Help me give my students technology to enhance their learning experience with Oculus virtual reality goggles.

  • $979 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at an alternative high school in an urban setting. The students at my school are here for various reasons: either they were not successful in a traditional classroom setting, they have been incarcerated and need to catch-up on academics, or they might have recently had a baby and missed a considerable amount of time. Whatever the reason, they have come to our school, and our school has the responsibility to meet their needs wherever they are.

Though some might disregard our students, I am a firm believer that everyone has the right to a fair and appropriate education, and these kids deserve the opportunity to be successful.

Our school focuses on meeting the individual student's needs and take a holistic view of education. Our students sometimes work full time or might be the primary care giver at their home, and we must figure out ways to work around their schedule so they may get an education.

Our students are great. They are eager to learn and be accepted in an academic environment. They are curious. They are easy-going. And I want to be able to give them all the academic opportunities they deserve.

My Project

As a science teacher, I am sometimes challenged with teaching students about that which they cannot see: specifically, inside a cell! My students are required to take a state test which asks about how proteins are made, but visualizing the process can be difficult. With these virtual reality goggles, students are able to go INSIDE A CELL and actually see what is happening in their own bodies!

Utilizing technology in the classroom gives underprivileged students the tools they need to be successful in biology and see firsthand how the insides of our bodies work and perform.

Most of my students do not have access to internet at their house or reading materials, and being able to take them to other places using virtual reality is a unique tool to open up a whole new world to them.

Thank you in advance, and I cannot wait to see their learning and curiosity grow!!

Ms. Wimbish
Grades 9-12
More than 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 $181.88 4 $727.52

Materials cost

$727.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$63.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$832.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.84

Total project goal

$978.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$978.93

6 Donors

-$649.68

Donations toward project cost

-$555.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$93.70

match offer

-$324.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$276.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.73

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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