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My students need four tablets, a speaker, and Google Cardboard VR headsets to explore the world beyond our classroom walls through virtual reality.
My students are amazing fourth graders, who deserve the very best! They are fun, energetic and creative, and I love to showcase their spectacular talents. The school where I teach is considered "high poverty," so some students do not have the same opportunities as others. Everyone qualifies for free lunch in the Title I program.
Despite our economic challenges, our community is very supportive and makes our little school a great place to learn!
Although my students are not diverse in race and background, they are all creative by nature and very different in the way they learn. Our urban school is located in a community that supports the arts, STEM, and extracurricular activities. Many students come into school looking forward to simple things like taking a photo, singing a song, or getting a hello from a friend. For some of them, this interaction is the only positive part of their day.
Now more than ever, our country has become more divided. People seem to only see the world from their point of view without considering the lives of others. We teach our students to respect others and to understand that they are part of a larger community but we rarely give them experiences to understand what that truly means.
Experience is the best teaching tool.
If students can explore the world, learn about different people and their cultures, then they will better appreciate and embrace diversity.
This is where virtual reality (VR) comes in. Students can explore the world beyond the classroom walls using these tablets, Google Cardboard viewers, and Bose sound system. One of the apps I plan to use is Google Expeditions, which has over 500 virtual field trips. After going on these trips, we will discuss and write about what we've experienced and learned about new lands, music, new sounds, languages, and new people.
This will be a new frontier for me and my students. The technology will allow us to walk a mile in other people's shoes.
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|Apple iPad mini 4 (128GB, Wi-Fi, Silver) • Amazon Business||$361.99||2||$723.98|
|Google Cardboard,Topmaxions 3D VR Virtual Reality DIY VR Headset For 3D Movies and Games Compatible with Android & Apple Up to 6 Inch Easy Setup Machine • Amazon Business||$7.83||60||$469.80|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8" 32 GB Wifi Tablet (Silver) • Amazon Business||$199.99||2||$399.98|
|Bose SoundTouch 20 Series III Wireless Speaker - Black, Compatible with Alexa • Amazon Business||$349.00||1||$349.00|
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