May Technology 2020
Every new Bellarmine student is required to take our technology orientation course. This course will be available over most of the summer in MOODLE, our online course management system.
The online technology orientation will focus on iPad use, remote learning and digital citizenship. There is no charge. Students will complete their technology orientations at home. You are welcome to reach out for technology support. It is best to complete the course on an iPad, but a home computer would also work for most of the course.
You will need a school account to login to our MOODLE system. The IT Department will provide login credentials to families when they pickup their school configured iPads. This applies to all families, whether you buy your iPad through the school or not.
Orientation course enrollments will close on Friday, July 31. All students should finish their online orientation work by Friday, August 7. The estimated time to complete the course is 3 hours.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Chelsey Rosario by email using email@example.com.
Bellarmine applies restrictions to school iPads. The restrictions are designed to increase student productivity. Bellarmine seeks a rigorous and modern curriculum that emphasizes the 4-C's of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication. The iPads our students use expand opportunities to teach the 4-C's.
While we value the iPad as a powerful productivity tool, we have also found it's an equally powerful social, entertainment and consumption device. When our seniors graduate, we want them to have mastered the temptations and distractions on their iPads. We want our students to have an understanding of their moral, legal and ethical responsibilities using technology. We call this understanding and mastery of technology digital citizenship.
When our students begin their freshmen year, many do not have the skills or maturity to deal with the social, entertainment and consumption features of their iPad. Thus, Bellarmine recommends that all freshmen begin with those functions restricted. This gives parents and the school some time to develop an awareness of digital citizenship. As our students gain maturity and acquire digital citizenship training, we can gradually remove the restrictions on iPads. We believe this developmental approach is the best way to prepare our students for the future.
At any time, parents can request adjustments to the restrictions on their iPads. Because families own the devices, parents are in the driver's seat. To request a change, or the complete removal of restrictions, please contact Bellarmine's technology staff. The best person to contact first will be Chelsey Rosario (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext 543).
It is with great pride and some sadness that we will soon be sending the class of 2020 into the world. GO LIONS!
One area of consideration sometimes missed by our graduates it an exit plan for their technology.
There are several important considerations to keep in mind about technology as you graduate. These include the following:
- Please remove JAMF Student from your iPad by June 19, 2020.
- Any software (apps) that are licensed by the school will be revoked on June 19, 2020.
- If you wish to continue using those apps, you will have to purchase them in the App Store.
- Currently, we license Notability, Explain Everything and iStudiez Pro.
- School accounts will be deleted at the end of the calendar year (Jan 01, 2021)
- Your Google account and all related data and services will be removed.
- Your school account will no longer work as an AppleID.
- Any Microsoft software download from your Office 365 account will expire.
- Your data in Microsoft OneDrive will be removed.
- Your school account will not log you into any secondary cloud services.