Grants Awarded for the 2010-2011 School Year - $161,000
Learning at Lovejoy Support – Impacts K-12th Grades – Underwriting summer professional development academy for all LISD teachers.
ProPanels – Impacts 9th – 12th Grades – 10 Art display boards which provide the opportunity to display the incredible work that our students create.
25 flip video cameras – Impacts 9th – 12th Grades – Teachers use them to record experiments and demonstrations which can then be downloaded to a web page or email. Students use the videos to enhance their presentations, record themselves for debates and speeches, etc.
Dukane Digital Interactive Device Airslate – Impacts 9th – 12th Grades – The Airslates allow the Starboards to be accessed by the teacher or students from anywhere in the classroom. This provides teachers with more flexibility in using the Starboards and allows for students to contribute on the Starboard from their desks.
3D Printer – Impacts 9th – 12th Grades Engineering - Enhances the LHS Engineering program by giving students the capability to take a 3D model developed on industry standard software and create a prototype out of ABS plastic that can be analyzed for form, fit and function. Students are able to touch and feel what they have created in the engineering program.
Cameras – Impacts 9th – 12th Grades Journalism – Provides students in the Photo Journalism Intro course with access to high quality cameras. The student publication staff benefits from higher speed cameras. Finally, a specialty lens, telephoto for sporting events, etc. enhances the program.
4 Apple MacBook Laptops – Impacts 6th – 8th Grades – Using two software programs on the Macbook, Finale and Smartmusic, Macbooks provide a way for students and teachers to assess performance and progress.
15 Dell Laptop Computers and COW - Impacts 6th - 7th Grade – The laptops are used to enhance the learning in both 6th grade and 7th grade Science. There are hundreds of sites of Web 2.0 applications to engage students with virtual labs, animations, web quests, games, and other sites to enrich learning.
Voyager Math Curriculum – Impacts 6th – 8th Grades Special Education – Vmath curriculum is aligned with the TEKS and is used to help our special education students close their gaps and reach their potential in the area of math.
The Mac Cart – Impacts K – 5th Grades LOTE - Gives our students ample opportunities to experience and practice the targeted language in meaningful ways. With the wireless MacBooks and iPads our students collaboratively share their learning or thoughts in the form of iMovie, iPhoto, PodCast, iPad Language Apps., iBooks, iWorks, Audio Clips, Skype, Twitter…… all in our targeted language with each other, other Elementary, Middle School and High School Students in our district, in our city and the world!
Lovejoy Environmental & Discovery Center - Impacts K – 5th Grades - Offers students hands on experiences to learn about nature and the environment using the TEKS outlined by the State of Texas. Being outdoors allows students to combine traditional learning in nature's setting, creating a curriculum that cannot be captured in a textbook or within the walls of a classroom.
Transverse Magna Climbing Wall System - Impacts K – 5th Grades – The Climbing wall contributes to aerobic and anaerobic activity, increased cardiovascular fitness, enhanced balance and coordination, increased strength and endurance and enhancing flexibility.
40 Ipads - Impacts 3rd grade – Using Ipads in the classroom is a 21st century approach to education.