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Mrs. Tedford from Ozark AR is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Virtual Experiences Around the World

Help me give my students an Oculus Quest 2 headset for virtual field trips to experience the world outside of the classroom.

  • $472 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative, thoughtful, and full of questions! They absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging projects and challenges that allow them to think outside the box to find solutions! They come to school each day ready to try new things and take brave chances in order to grow both personally and academically. Truly, they are my inspiration!

Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly.

We incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are! They are truly an incredible group, and I am so lucky and thankful to have a new group of learners that are excited and ready to learn each year!

My Project

Using an Oculus Quest I have sat with the President and toured the White House. I have ridden in a boat in the Moken village and have seen their village on the sea. I have listened to the story of the last survivor pulled from the Twin Towers after their collapse and viewed New York before and after 9/11. Oculus Quest aside, as a teacher and adult, I have been able to explore the world that many people from Ozark, Arkansas, have not had the opportunity to do. By giving these materials to my class, you will help my students to understand that there is a much larger world to learn about.

Imagine, as a second grade student, being able to take a virtual field trip to a place like the Statue of Liberty without having to physically be in New York.

Imagine experiencing the thrill of space or the depths of the ocean. Part of the second-grade curriculum is learning about habitats/earth sciences. An Oculus has the potential to put a student in the middle of any given habitat. They will not only learn about these places but see these places in a personal way not previously experienced in our classroom. American symbols? The virtual setting gives a more robust experience about why we hold our national landmarks in such high esteem. Even math...imagine drawing shapes and angles in front of you, where you can walk around them and view them from different perspectives. The possibilities are ENDLESS!

Previous virtual systems, although good, have been limited for use because of the virtual quality, bulkiness, and price. The new generation of Oculus Quests are cordless, have great virtual quality, and are reasonably priced. If learning is an adventure, the Oculus Quests can help make it one to remember!

Mrs. Tedford
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oculus Quest 2 — Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset — 128 GB with Carrying Case • Amazon Business $338.00 1 $338.00

Materials cost

$338.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$400.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.76

Total project goal

$471.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$471.71

1 Donor

-$471.71

Donations toward project cost

-$400.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.76

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$0.00

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