1:1 Chromebook Program
Over the last several years, schools throughout the country and around the world have been engaged in discussions about the impact of pervasive technology on education in general, as well as the specific effect 1:1 technology could have on teaching and learning. After intensive study, St. Edmund Prep has adopted Chromebooks as a part of our educational technology environment.
A Chromebook is a personal computer running the Google Chrome OS as its operating system. It is designed to be used while connected to the Internet and to support applications that reside on the Web. Chromebooks also have Google products built-in and, within seconds of logging in, a student will be able to access his or her SEP Google account.
The overarching goals of the 1:1 Chromebook program are to support a learning environment that takes advantage of the latest developments in technology and resource sharing, while also advancing the critical thinking, innovation, research, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills essential for 21st century learners. Furthermore, our students are growing up in a world where content is delivered digitally and interactions with others occur online as often as (or more) in person. By taking this step, St. Edmund Prep will join the ranks of schools that seek to develop in their students good and responsible habits around the use of technology in a school context.
Bring Your Own Device
The St. Edmund Prep Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Initiative was designed to provide students with a 21st century digital learning environment . SEP is strongly committed to educational technology as a tool for students to demonstrate understanding through research, collaboration, and application of skills. Our BYOD Program will use personal computing devices to enhance our students’ learning experience through:
- Enhanced Student Organization
- Improvement of Note Taking Skills
- Ready-Access to Information
As of September 2017, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors will be able to bring their own technology devices (see list of acceptable devices below) to use during the school day. In choosing to participate in the St. Edmund Prep Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program, students agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the policies set forth for this program, in the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) found in the student handbook.
To gain access to the school network students must register their device with the Technology Department using the form found at the link below. Students must provide the following information when registering:
- Student Name
- Student ID Number
- Device Name
- Device Type
- Device's Wireless Network Adapter Media Access Control (MAC) Address
Access to the SEP Wireless network will only be granted to registered devices. The authentication process takes 24 hours to complete. Network access will be available beginning on the next school day after registration. All devices must be registered with the school regardless of a student's desire to use the wireless network or not. If you plan to use a device in the school building, it must be registered.