As of March 2002, all computers have access to the Internet, which is filtered through a program at the district level to assure that students only have access to appropriate Internet content. Updated wiring by the school district provides faster and more reliable Internet and network service. In addition, the LAN in our school allows students to work on their documents in the computer lab, and in the classroom. We have a both a laptop and iPad cart with a full classroom set available from these carts. The laptops and iPad's can also be used individually as our school is wireless.
Computer Lab Equipment
In the lab, we have thirty PC's and one printer. Students have access to the computer room at least once a week to work on special projects, and publish work they are doing in the classroom. Starting in 2nd grade children also learn keyboarding, word processing, how to create multimedia presentations,and they can experiment with the integration of art and technology using Photoshop, and other software donated by Adobe.
Teacher training: We welcome volunteers who can provide group training to teachers, or be an individual mentor to help teachers gain additional technology skills in: Windows 2000, Microsoft Office Suite XP, Adobe Photoshop and Pagemaker, the Internet, basic troubleshooting skills, or multimedia.
Hardware, network, and web site support: People with basic and advanced technology skills are needed to support technology and troubleshoot at B.F. Day. People with no computers skills are welcome and we will train you as you go!
Contact Lisa Calavetta, the Volunteer Coordinator if you are able to volunteer, firstname.lastname@example.org