Technology

ds-08-stream4 2016-2017 STREAM Technology

We are excited to announce some NEW  enhancements to our STREAM Program

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Intel Classmate convertible PCs

St. Ann’s school moved  forward with providing students in grades 5 through 8 with Intel Classmate convertible PCs in the School Year 20154-2015. This was a joint effort among the faculty, PTA, Tech Committee, and School Board to move our students forward with technology to enhance their learning experience. The  Classmate has the functionality of a Windows 8 laptop, with the flexibility of a tablet and will enable the teachers to further integrate technology into the curriculum. The device will be for each child to use in and out of school every day during the school year, with the requirement that every child care for the device and bring their Classmate to school fully charged each day for classroom use. Insurance coverage options for accidental damage or theft will be provided at a group discounted cost for each device.

The goal of this initiative is to begin preparing our children for the use of technology, online instruction and collaboration, and e-learning. In order to move to an “e-centric” curriculum, the school technology infrastructure required major enhancements and investment. Further enhancements are still needed. To facilitate these needed changes, and provide financial support for existing and recently purchased technological advances, the school is sponsoring “Change for Technological Change” a series of fundraisers dedicated solely to the support and pursuit of continued technological advances for the benefit of all our students. Please consider supporting those fundraisers as your budget allows.

-All students MUST bring in a separate APPROVED computer protective, shoulder bag before the tablet will be released to the student. NO student will be allowed to carry their tablet in their hands OR in their book bag with their books.

Approved bag Specs:

9.7″ 10″ 10.2″ inch Laptop Netbook Tablet Shoulder Case Carrying Sleeve bag

Here is an example of an approved bag. This was found on Amazon for $17

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2016 Summer Tech Letter to Parents

 

SaintAnnSchool2015-2016TabletAcceptableUsePolicyCIPPA-COPPACompliance Document

Other Technology Information

Saint Ann Technology Initiative Presentation

PARENTS & GUEST WIFI:

The Saint Ann Open Guest network for the time being is on the following times:

M-F 5:30 to 10:00pm, Sat. & Sun. 8:00am to 10:00pm.

*If any parent group needs more open website access than the Guest network provides or  needs access during the school day they may request a password by sending an email request to:

helpdesk@st-ann-school.org

Policies…

2014 Computer and Telecommunications Acceptable Use Policy

Questions… MORE INFO

More Questions? Please send a note to your child’s teacher first and they will use the helpdesk email for questions and Trouble Tickets about hardware, software or user issues.

Ways to Contribute…

http://www.gofundme.com/SaintAnnOnetoOne

Technology fundraiser

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