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Ms. Reyes from Los Angeles CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Virtual Reality to Explore Our World

My students need Alcatel Smartphones, selfie sticks, and two routers to explore the world beyond our classroom walls through virtual reality.

  • $5,073 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

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.

My Project

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 Alcatel Smartphones, selfie sticks, and routers. 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 and new people.

This will be a new frontier for my students and I. The technology will allow us to walk a mile in other people's shoes.

Ms. Reyes
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 34 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alcatel A30 GSM Unlocked Smartphone (AT&T/T-Mobile) - 5" HD Display, 16 GB, 5MP Selfie Camera, and Android 7.0 Nougat [Black] • Amazon Business $99.99 30 $2,999.70
ASUS AC3100 Wireless Dual Band (5GHz + 2.4GHz) Gigabit Wi-Fi Router [RT-AC88U] 802.11ac 3167 Mbps Wi-Fi Speed, 4 x 4 MU-MIMO Antennas, 8x Gigabit LAN Ports, AiRadar Beamforming, WTFast Optimization • Amazon Business $269.99 2 $539.98
Mpow Selfie Stick Bluetooth, iSnap X Extendable Monopod with Built-in Bluetooth Remote Shutter for iPhone 8/7/7P/6s/6P/5S, Galaxy S5/S6/S7/S8, Google, LG V20, Huawei and More(Blue) • Amazon Business $10.99 30 $329.70

Materials cost

$3,869.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$354.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$58.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$4,311.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$760.85

Total project goal

$5,072.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$5,072.32

1 Donor

-$5,072.32

Donations toward project cost

-$4,311.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$760.85

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$0.00

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