Recipient 1: Jennifer Jackson
Grant Title: The World Through My Eyes
Location: Stone Creek Elementary
1600 Happy Valley Road
Rossville, GA 30741
Students will use digital cameras & computer applications to build technology and literacy, (communication), skills. Students will learn the power of visual communication by studying photographers such as Lewis Hine and Dorothea Lange as they strengthen their ELA skills via a "Flipped" classroom.
Recipients 2: Dr. Valerie Bennett/Ms. Jesse Downs
Grant Title: Invasion of the Drones
Location: Westlake High School
2400 Union Road SW,
Atlanta, GA 30331
The purpose of this project is to provide students in Spanish class with an exciting hands-on STEM experience that will improve their performance on one of the most challenging aspects of their curriculum – prepositions and the present progressive. Students will use language (vocabulary and verb conjugation) to describe how to operate and move the drone from one location to the next in conjunction with students actually driving the drone.
Recipient 3: Traci Costilow
Grant Title: Computer Science -From Start to Finish!
Location: Burnette Elementary
3221 McGinnis Ferry Road
Suwanee, GA 30024
Recipient 4: MarLynn Bailey
Grant Title: Boogie for a More Interactive Math Classroom
Location: Sandy Creek High School
360 Jenkins Road
Tyrone, GA 30290
Using Boogie Board writing tablets, students would be able to work math problems on a 10.5 LCD screen. Boogie Boards tablets can replace the traditional personal student whiteboards that we often cannot use because expo markers get used up so quickly. Teachers can use Boogie Boards tablets to gather quick data by having students hold their boards up towards the front of the room, can use them to assist group math games, or have students pair and share solutions in the classroom.