[aisle] Major Tech Purchase?

Drumm, Erica edrumm at elmhurst205.org
Mon Dec 14 12:29:10 CST 2020

Hi, Kate,

Writing from York High School. I wrote a grant 1.5 years ago for Virtual
Reality equipment and I was able to purchase 12 Oculus Quest VR headsets.
They were super popular for gaming during study hall/lunch and were used
occasionally by classes viewing immersive documentaries. (maybe 50 class
periods total August - February, but more teachers were planning to use
them in the Spring). Some clubs used them too (art club for the graffiti
app etc).

Obviously, we haven't used them this year  - and I hear that Facebook is
taking over Oculus and I'm not sure how that is going to affect our

I don't know if I recommend them or not - I do know they've been very

I'm curious to hear what others recommend!

On Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 10:17 AM Kate Rogers via AISLE <
aisle at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> Hi, everyone,
> *I'm curious what major tech purchases you've made in the past few years
> that have notably improved your work and/or your students' experiences in
> the library.*
> We're in a high school, but I'd be curious to hear from librarians working
> with students at any level.
> We're fortunate to have a well-developed video production room. Our
> students are 1:1 with Chromebooks. We own a bunch of Breakout Boxes.
> Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and experiences!
> Kate Rogers
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Erica Drumm
York Community High School
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