Connecting Our Classroom Through Google Expeditions by Kim Pond, Durant High School verified non-profit

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Launched May 17, 2017
Ends Jul 01, 2017
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Category: Technology
Partner: Best Buy
Class Size: 30
Grade: K - 12th 

Think about some of the most memorable academic experiences while you were in school. Somewhere on that list is an amazing field trip that you took with your class that was an eye opening experience. I want to be able to provide those same types of opportunities for my students through the use of Google Expedition Kits. With Google Expeditions, our class will be able to leverage virtual reality to have access to over 500 digital field trips to locations including Antarctica, Machu Picchu, and even the International Space Station.

In order to have access to these amazing digital journeys, our classroom needs the proper technology. That is why I am fundraising for a Google Expedition Kit that will be purchased through Best Buy. The Google Expedition Kit will provide us with with the following items:

- Student Devices (Quantity 10)

- Virtual Reality Viewers (Quantity 10)

- Rapid Charger (Quantity 1)

- Teacher Device (Quantity 1)

- Router (Quantity 1)

- Case (Quantity 1)

- Geek Squad® White Glove Service

Your generous investment to our fundraiser will open a world of opportunities for my students that they will not soon forget. If you are not able to make an investment today, please still consider sharing this through your social media channels as it increases the likelihood that we reach our goal.

Here is the breakdown of our goal of $4,877.00 (rounded up to the nearest dollar) for the Best Buy Google Expedition Kit

Best Buy Google Expedition Kit - 10 students (x1) $3,999.00
PledgeCents partner product sourcing & logistics $487.68
PledgeCents fulfillment & labor $243.84
WePay payment and processing fee $146.30
Total goal amount $4,877.00 (rounded up to the nearest dollar)

The amounts calculated above are used to ensure the fundraising goal covers all fees. Actual fees will be calculated and collected on a per transaction basis, therefore total amounts may vary once the fundraiser ends. Calculated fees consist of a 10% sourcing fee, 5% fulfillment & labor fee and 3% processing fee.

If we do not meet our goal...

I will purchase as much of the Chromebox bundle that I can for our students so they don't miss out on this technology that we need.

Kim Pond

Teacher: English Language Arts, Durant High School

Greetings and blessings! I am a teacher at Durant High School in Plant City, FL (GO COUGARS!) and believe that, in my 4th year as a teacher, I have found my niche: EdTech apprentice, supporter, and practitioner. I PASSIONATELY believe in the power of technology to transform education for students all over the world. I SINCERELY believe in its ability to offer equitable education despite a student's socioeconomic background and personal experiences. I STEADFASTLY believe that ANY technology that I use is only as meaningful for my students as the depth of knowledge that I have in its implementation. I ZEALOUSLY believe that technology allows for ownership over the PROCESS of learning so that gains in learning are aligned with the development of a "Growth Mindset": an education of the heart , mind, and spirit.

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Plant City, Florida

Durant High School opened its doors in August 1995. Under the leadership of the first principal, Ron Frost, the school made great academic and athletic gains. Ron Frost was an energetic and enthusiastic leader. Mr. Frost established a strong foundation by presenting a qualified faculty, inspiring students to reach higher, encouraging parents to be active partners in school activities, and requiring the best everyone had to give. He truly believed that this school was a place where students should "pursue their dreams."

This philosophy has been paramount to the success of Durant. Principals, Sherri Sikes (19971999), Joe Perez (1999-2004), and Pam Bowden (2004-present) have remained committed to Durant's guiding philosophy and have continued to inspire both faculty members and students to "pursue their dreams."

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