Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
Students in the Lewisville Independent School District are supplied with a resource, Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Google Apps is a set of online tools for communication, collaboration, time-management, and document storage provided by Google to the district at no cost. Click on the link below to get more info on these tools:
Web-based resources accessed through the Learning Hub (LHub)
There are a variety of resources and strategies that we use for learning in our classroom, including instructional materials that are both digital and traditional. What we knew as “textbooks” are now a large variety of instructional materials, and the digital resources are portable and much more interactive than traditional texts. LISD wants to make sure we provide information to parents and guardians of what will be used in class and what you should see at home. To see a full list of resources that are available through a web browser and accompany district adopted instructional materials click on the link below:
Elementary LISD App Store
After many discussions with LISD parents, teachers, administrators and Technology Department, the district is set to launch an LISD App Store for elementary students during the first semester of the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, LISD has developed new iPad guidelines for secondary students.
By introducing the elementary LISD App Store, the district is able to focus educational opportunities for students by streamlining all apps that are downloaded to district-issued elementary student iPads through one portal.
Requesting an App to be placed into the LISD Elementary App Store
Follow the steps below to submit an app for review and possible approval to be added to the LISD Elementary App Store.
1. Determine if the app you would like to recommend has already been submitted for review by checking the current list in the link below. There are three tabs of Apps to check: Approved, Not Approved, Pending.
2. If the app you would like to recommend is not on the Current List of Apps, please fill out the App Request Form.
3. Apps submitted are reviewed by Digital Learning, Learning and Teaching, and/or Special Services based on the Terms of Service for the app and ensuring student privacy, online safety, and the educational alignment of the app.
4. Apps will be placed into one of these categories:
Reasons an app may not be approved:
Critical Elementary Apps
At the beginning of the year, critical apps will be automatically downloaded to Elementary 1:X iPads.
Secondary LISD Unapproved Apps
The secondary guidelines allow more flexibility.
For a current list of unapproved apps, please see link
For the online form to submit an app to be considered for adding to the Secondary LISD Unapproved App List: