Ride the Wave of the Future with VIRTUAL REALITY by Dan Kreiness, Derby Middle School

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Launched Feb 16, 2017
Ends May 16, 2017
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Category: Technology
Class Size: 325
Grade: 6th - 8th 

With these funds I will...

help bring amazing new learning activities to our students through the use of virtual reality technology. We are looking to purchase 10 ASUS ZenFone smartphones and the same amount of virtual reality headsets. The Android-based smartphones will work well in the VR headsets because they are updated with the latest Android operating system, have large screens, and have a longer battery life than most other smartphones.

The phones and headsets will allow students to view photos and videos in virtual reality that will allow them to experience learning in a way they never have before. Through the funding of this project our students will see learning come to life!

At DMS we strive to provide our students with engaging and relevant instructional experiences. Experiences that they can connect to and will lead them toward becoming lifelong learners. Imagine teachers being able to bring their students on virtual field trips to landmarks, cities and other historical sites, as well as traveling into space or even other scientific spaces like the human body.

If we do not meet our goal...

the 10 virtual reality headsets and as many ASUS smartphones as we still have the funding for.

Suggested Investments


Buy one VR headset

This amount is about the same cost as one VR headset.
Invest $15


Next level Donor

This amount is approximately the same cost as 2 VR headsets.
Invest $30


Buy One Smartphone

This amount is equal to the cost for one smartphone.
Invest $179

Dan Kreiness

Instructional Coach, Derby Middle School

Dan Kreiness serves the Derby (CT) Public Schools as a secondary level Instructional Coach based in the middle school. Before taking over this position in the fall of 2015, Dan helped create the intervention program at Derby Middle School as the Reading Interventionist. Dan began his teaching career in the New York City schools, spending nearly eight years at two intermediate schools as an eighth grade English language arts teacher, interventionist, and middle level literacy coach. Dan holds two Masters degrees in Adolescent Education and Educational Leadership and is currently a doctoral student. He has specific interests in school administration and leadership, instructional technology and student engagement. Connect with Dan on Twitter at @dkreiness or his blog at https://leaderoflearning.wordpress.com/.

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Derby, Connecticut

The Derby Middle School Professional Learning Community (students, faculty, staff, parent and administration) is committed to developing healthy, productive, and contributing members of 21st century society who are prepared to accept and deal with the inevitability of change. At Derby Middle School our mission is to create an educational environment in which every student can learn and advance to high school with the attitudes, understandings and competencies that ensure his/her success as a life long learner, with assessment driving instruction for our improved student learning.

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