David Livingstone Elementary School

David Livingstone Elementary School

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David Livingstone Elementary School

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David Livingstone Elementary (315 East 23rd Ave. Vancouver, BC) is a public elementary school in Vancouver, British Columbia part of School District 39 Vancouver.

History

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.

SmartBoards

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...
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