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Mrs. Wise from Powder Spgs GA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Virtual Reality Experiences Bring Science to Life

My students need a pair of iPod touch devices to work with our new Google Cardboard Goggles so they can virtually travel inside a cell, explore biomes across the world, and travel inside the human body!

  • $565 goal

This project expired on July 7, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our middle school family is a school community of nearly 1400 students making it one of the largest middle schools in the county. The teachers delight in creating a progressive, rigorous and innovative learning experience for our students. Our population is quite diverse and with almost 1400 students, we cater to a variety of learning levels and experiences. Existing in a working community and having limited money per student, funding our projects often becomes difficult. Partners in education are vital in helping to provide an enriching learning environment. We are starting a STEAM program this year in the hopes of creating a workforce that will be able to compete globally in the 21st century workforce. As a beginning program, we are trying to engage students with hands-on experiences encouraging the imagination.

We are looking forward to establishing a learning environment that will instill a love of science and technology and promote innovative and productive thinkers.

My Project

Receiving a gift of 2 iPod Touch devices would allow more students the opportunity to immerse themselves through virtual reality to visit places they may never be able to see otherwise. Not all students are blessed with the ability to take vacations and see the differing landscapes they've studied in our unit on biomes. Many may never visit an ocean or scuba dive to explore the life beneath the waves.

Pairing these iPod touch devices with our newly purchased Google Cardboard Goggles and free virtual reality apps like Expeditions, all students will be able to swim with sharks, climb Mount Everest, walk amidst the Aztec Mayan Ruins, or hang out with gorillas in The Congo.

We were able to purchase a small set of Google Cardboard Goggles for students to use in a small group setting within the classroom, but as for right now, only students with their own Wi-Fi enabled device are able to experience the virtual reality world. Recently, a few students virtually traveled into a cell to witness the organelles in action rather than just memorizing their notes on each organelle's function. The excitement in their voices and the look of amazement on their faces gave me goose bumps. As a team of four 7th grade teachers, we want to bring that amazing opportunity to more students each class period and we can only do so with help from donors like you.

Mrs. Wise
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 450 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPod touch 32GB MP3 Player - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $199.99 2 $399.98
Griffin Technology - Protector Case for 5th-Generation Apple iPod touch - Black • Best Buy Education $7.45 2 $14.90

Materials cost

$414.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$479.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.66

Total project goal

$564.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$564.39

9 Donors

-$489.39

Donations toward project cost

-$415.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.41

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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