Bryant EAST Receives One Class at a Time Grant

   

8/9/2013 4:02:22 PM

The Bryant High School South EAST Lab received a $500 One Class at a Time Grant from Fox 16 News at 9 and Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield for B.L.A.S.T. (Bringing Learning Around Schools with Technology).

Contributed by Fred Burnett

The Bryant High School South EAST Lab received a $500 One Class at a Time Grant from Fox 16 News at 9 and Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield for the following project:

Project Description

The name of our project is B.L.A.S.T. (Bringing Learning Around Schools with Technology). A group of our students have taken on a recycling/re-use project of converting an old school bus into a mobile computer lab for use by our school's science, math, and technology classes. We are utilizing a retired school bus and excess computers, tables, and chairs from our district storage building. So far they have received donations of paint, supplies, a new paint job, and materials to customize the interior of the bus and to dress up the engine from some of our local businesses. They currently are seeking ways to set up the electrical wiring for the bus. Another part of the process of conversion will involve creating a wireless network on the bus so that the computers on the bus can connect to the school network for access to the Internet as well as other areas of our school computer network without having to run a cable from the building.

Project Goals

The measurable objectives of our project will be to finish the project before the middle of March so that it will be useable for spring projects in science and math as well as be displayed at various spring conferences in our area. Our main measurable objective will be to see how and when teachers and the community will use this lab. This project will continue to be used and updated as time goes on. We do not intend to spend any money on this project that has not been donated or received through grants. In other words, it is completely dependent on the hard work of the students and teachers involved.

The video of this grant award and details of this project can be seen at:
http://www.fox16.com/mediacenter/?videoId=30903

Students & Facilitators Involved: Brad Norman Cary Ball Michael Paulk Brian Pittman Danny Riemenschneider Alex Kehrees Dak Hackler

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