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SEED funded $67,840.25 in grants in 2014-2015.

    Atwater and Lake Bluff

  1. Mobile Computing Carts for Lake Bluff and Atwater (2 carts) – $29,000
    (We are supporting 50% of the cost at each elementary school)
    Primary Applicant: Connie Jaeger

    The mobile computing devices support district curriculum initiatives. There has been an exponential growth in the use of online resources and so there is an increase in the demand at both elementary schools for mobile devices. The carts will contain MacBook’s, 32 at each school.


  2. Shorewood High School

  3. Chromebook Cart for the SHS Integrated Wellness Department – $13,599
    Primary Applicant: Connie Jaeger

    This cart will provide timely and relevant support for the integrated wellness of all the high school students. The purpose of this cart is to replace the existing cart purchased in 2008, as well as provide away to expand, enrich and update student access to instructional resources. The cart will be used for the Integrated Wellness Department as well as for other building and district wide initiatives.

  4. Using Lab Quest Technology to Improve Physics Litracy – $5,733
    Primary Applicant: Kevin Kane

    The LabQuest interface can be used as a stand-alone device, as a wireless sensor interface for Chromebooks or as a computer interface to collect and display data. Consequently, the labquest interface can be used to update our current traditional physics labs, reinvent the traditional laboratory in our physics classes and prepare th students to use scientific equipment the provide unique opportunities for collecting and analyzing data.

  5. Science Smart Board and Projector – $2,470
    Primary Applicant: Kristopher King

    The purchase of the SMART board, projector and mounting hardware are intended to update by my science classroom. The instructional technology will improve Mr. King’s ability to deliver content to his students by more effectively explaining curricular concepts.


  6. Shorewood Intermediate School

  7. The Digital Photography Initiative – $2,199.75
    Primary Applicant: Sophia Dahlen

    The digital cameras will empower the student and staff population, with the greatest impact on the SIS Art Department and the Shorewood Snapshots (Yearbook). By having these cameras, it will be possible to expose students to photographic composition, documentation and visual story telling. The cameras being requested capture both high quality still images as well as video.


  8. Atwater

  9. Using IXL to Support Math/Language Arts (ELA) Goals – $2,625
    Primary Applicant: John Stanco
    Secondary Applicant: Deb Sakai

    The purpose of this project is to bring a piece of educational software (IXL), currently being piloted by a 5th grade teacher, into school- wide use for students in grades 1-6. IXL, a web-based software package, is highly capable of supporting student skill development/skill maintenance in the areas of Math and Language Arts. Strengths of IXL include progress monitoring, built-in rewards/incentives, virtually unlimited skill practice for a multitude of topics in the above-mentioned subject areas, and access both by skill area and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).


  10. Lake Bluff

  11. iPad Minis for the Classroom – $3,656
    Primary Applicant: Virginia Kashian
    Secondary Applicant: Katie Kalt

    The ipad minis will provide students in primary grades access to technology that is suitable to their developmental levels. The iPads will enhance and individualize the current curricular goals in first and second grade including our district initiatives with Expeditionary Learning.


  12. Partially-Funded Grants

  13. SHS Biology Textbooks – $4,677.50 (1/2 of the request, 50 textbooks)
    Primary Applicant: Karen Grzybowski

    Secondary Applicant: Cindy Zauner

    Currently our biology textbook is offered as an online resource. Our students have requested hard copy books because of one or more of the following reasons: they find hardcopies easier to read that online (eye strain concerns, the small amount of material visible at one time versus intact physical textbook), they are frustrated with speed of loading the textbook and supplementary materials, or they have technology at home that is not readily compatible with the online book.


  14. Atwater, Lake Bluff, Shorewood Intermediate School, and Shorewood High School

  15. English Language Learner Ipads – $3,880 (Funding 10, 30 Requested)
    Primary Applicant: Roxanne Tibbits
    Secondary Applicants: Lena Lysakova and

    Amanda Krueger The iPads will allow the ELL newcomers to communicate with their teachers and peers before they become proficient in English. Readily accessible curriculum will boost their motivation, participation and enhance their acquisition of English.


  16. Subsidies from the Designated Funds

    STEAM: $7,910 (Chromebook Carts)
    Fine Arts: $2,199 (Digital Camera)
    Student Well Being and Recreation: $4,240 (Wellness Carts)
    Total: $14,349