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Mrs. Duffy from Woodbridge VA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reality: Hornets Need Virtual Experiences

My students need these virtual reality headsets to experience history, not just study it. For many who are concrete learners, experiencing an event in "real time" enhances the understanding of the event.

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My Students

My students are an amazing group of pre-teens. I teach in a Title I school in Virginia, where 80-90% of our students receive free lunch and breakfast programs. For most of my students, their time in school is some of the only encouragement and structure they get. What they lack in structure, they make up for in tenacity and a love of learning.

My students are concrete thinkers and need to experience history rather than just read and write about it.

That is why they need Virtual Reality headsets to use to experience events and battles that shaped history.

Join us and our Relentless, Skateboarding, Tattooed Principal, Mr. B, to enrich the lives of students in a Title l school!

My Project

Many of the students I teach are concrete learners. They do not understand abstract concepts or events in history that happened 100 years ago and how that made the people feel. By introducing Virtual Reality Headsets into my classroom, my students can feel like they're really in the trenches or World War I or throwing tea overboard during the Boston Tea Party. These are experiences that shaped our world, and my students only read about them in books.

For most children of this generation, video games and real-time action are what hooks them.

As teachers, we are constantly competing with it and Virtual Reality Headsets will enhance the learning in my room and increase student engagement.

Mrs. Duffy
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, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 90 students.

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3D Virtual Reality Headset with Adjustable Head Straps and Stereo Headphones for IPhone 6/6S/7/8 or Samsung S6/S7/S8 and 4.7" - 6" Screen IOS & Android Smartphones • Amazon Business $29.99 5 $149.95

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