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Mr. Jardine from Mars Hill ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Virtual Field Trips for Rural Students

My students need a VR headset for virtual field trips to explore the world around them.

  • $844 goal

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My Students

About 200 students spend a portion of their days in my classroom. Each one has the desire to succeed in school, to be accepted, and to have a sense of belonging and well-being. My classroom is an inclusive learning environment where students of all academic and athletic abilities learn to cooperate and support each other in our daily activities. When provided a safe and welcoming environment, even the most reluctant students enjoy developing healthy bodies and minds.

Aside from unit learning goals involving health and exercise, my students learn teamwork, compassion, and perseverance.

As a small, rural school, athletic extracurriculars are a prominent part of many students’ lives, with about 80% of our students participating in some form of physical activity each day—whether through physical education classes, athletics, or our newly implemented intramural program, which allows students to participate in organized physical activities during our hour-long lunch break. These programs not only encourage health and wellness, but also foster healthy relationships with peers and trusted adults.

My Project

Our school has recently added a “Fellowship Club” for students who enjoy similar hobbies like video games, card games, board games, comic books, movies, and technology. Our group started out with only a few students but over the past few months has tripled in size!! We are a diverse group who is open and accepting of everyone; our members are athletes, mathletes, band kids, and those whose only group is our club. The focus of this group is to bring students together, to build camaraderie, and to simply share our passions with others.

Ours is a rural school located in a very remote area.

Very few of our students have the opportunity to travel - for field trips or otherwise - as it is not only logistically difficult but financially demanding. Obtaining a Virtual Reality system for our school would allow our students to travel the world, see places they might never get to travel to in person, and receive an interactive and fun educational experience. Teachers can use this technology to offer a virtual class field trip or individual students can experience a personalized field trip of their choosing. Educational technology has so much to offer our students and we would be thrilled to provide this experience to them.

Mr. Jardine
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System • Amazon Business $499.00 1 $499.00
HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap • Amazon Business $99.96 1 $99.96
Fovitec - 2x 7'6" VR Gaming Lighthouse Mount Stand Kit - [HTC Vive and Oculus Rift Compatible][Adjustable Ball Heads][Includes Carrying Bag] • Amazon Business $45.95 1 $45.95

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