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Mrs. Provenzano from Riverside CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Virtual Reality Experiences

My students need Virtual Reality headsets, unlocked smartphones to visually experience bridges and places they will read about throughout the school year.

  • $666 goal

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My Students

I have the pleasure of working with outstanding children. They come to school prepared to learn and try their best every day. I teach in a Title I school with a high population of non-native English speakers. Our school is located in a low-income area with most students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think" Albert Einstein.

I focus on the potential and growth of the children in my room. Most of my students have limited resources outside of school, so their only chance to experience enriching activities is at school.

My Project

This project was inspired by "Around the World in 180 Days!" I have requested 6 virtual reality headsets, and 6 unlocked phones to run the head sets. First grade students spend so much time deciphering how to pronounce words and figure out the meaning of vocabulary they often miss the excitement in science and social studies. Through the lens of Virtual Reality headsets they can experience the topics and add understanding to phonics and vocabulary.

During the school year my students become immersed in learning about different kinds of bridges and their purposes.

Each child chooses one bridge to write about and explain what makes it special, drawing it before creating it using various materials. The Virtual Reality headsets will help my students see the bridges, how they are used and the structural elements that will help them as they construct their own.

My students will also use these Virtual Reality headsets to access the various contents introduced in our curriculum as well as visualizing the four seasons. Students are expected to use their understanding of seasons to expand on their understanding of time to meet science standards. Imagine my students' excitement when they are transported to places that experience all four seasons. Places that experience snow during the winter and learn about the animals and vegetation in such areas. This enriching experience is sure to engage my students and stay with them forever. Your help in donating to this project is appreciated.

Mrs. Provenzano
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 27 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Figo Virtue PRO 4.0 - Unlocked Dual Sim Smartphone/Mediatek 6580 Quad Core 1.0 GHz/1GB RAM/8GB memory/Android 6 /5 MP Main Camera & 2 MP Camera with LED flash/4.0" IPS Display/(Black) -1 Year Warranty • Amazon Business $49.99 6 $299.94
Homido HOMIDO1 Virtual Reality Headset for Smartphone • Amazon Business $24.99 6 $149.94
Sterilite 19658604 Deep Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50
Screen Cleaner Kit - Best for LED & LCD TV, Computer Monitor, Laptop, and iPad Screens - Contains Over 1,572 Sprays in each Large 16 ounce Bottle - includes Premium Microfiber Cloth • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95

Materials cost

$484.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$44.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$565.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.87

Total project goal

$665.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$665.78

5 Donors

-$326.68

Donations toward project cost

-$283.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.35

Matching donations from our partners

-$332.45

Match offers toward project cost

-$282.58

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.65

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$0.00

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