David Livingstone Elementary
(315 East 23rd Ave. Vancouver, BC) is a public elementary school
, British Columbia
part of School District 39 Vancouver
Livingstone Elementary was built in 1912 running as an 8 roomed school in 1913. There were many gardens and a stream running close to the school. Livingstone was originally a kindergarten to grade 8 school until Sir Charles Tupper Secondary
opened in 1960. Now, Livingstone has a main building with 2 portables running as a kindergarten to grade 7 elementary school.
In 2002, Livingstone applied for a Smartboard
grant under the Connections program from SmarterKids Foundation
. After exploration of the Smartboard for the next 5 years, Livingstone has both received grants and purchased more Smartboards, making Livingstone the first school in British Columbia to have Smartboards for every kindergarten to grade 7 classrooms. It has changed the way teachers taught students and are now participating in a University of British Columbia
study on the kinds of educational benefits that can be made by using the Smartboard.
In 2002, a proposal for the interactive whiteboards was sent to the SmarterKids Foundation in connection to the Connections program (see reference). Since then, the interactive SmartBoards started to roll in as 3 were donated to the school in 2003. With extensive consultation with Livingstone's Parent Advisory Group, this elementary school is the first school in BC to have this board in... Read More