Technology

Goals/Vision Statement

  • Help students master technology skills needed for classwork at Bitney College Prep, for jobs now, and for after high school.
  • Help students acquire knowledge via the Internet about colleges and admissions.
  • Provide individualized paths for students interested in particular applications.
  • Help students understand that Technology is never “over.” There is no “fat lady to sing.” They need to be watching carefully to catch the new technology waves as they arrive, or else they may get sucked under.
  • Address ethical issues brought about by technology. Human values tend to be constant, whereas technology tends to be constantly changing, producing conflicts and temptations. Enron probably couldn’t have happened without spreadsheets and the Internet. Parents can now exercise control of kids by threatening to cut off their cell phones, and so on.
  • Make students aware of cultural changes brought about by technology.

Courses Offered

Computer Lab Policies

Generally,

Respect the lab, the equipment, the community and the free access!

  • Leave all software, hardware, wallpaper, screen savers and networking systems exactly the way you find them.
  • Use the lab for legitimate, staff-supervised academic purposes, including assigned research, writing, artwork and blogs.

Specifically,

  • The Lab is closed before and after school, and during lunch, unless you have written permission.
  • Get a note before study hall to use the lab during study hall.
  • Do not eat or drink in the lab ever!

Do not use the lab to buy/sell/trade/transfer/download/upload or otherwise process illegal objects, services, information, activities, images, songs, games, videos or any other digital media, under any circumstances whatsoever.

Do not use the lab to buy/sell/trade/transfer/download/upload or otherwise process prohibited (violence, pornography, alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances, social networking, gaming) objects, services, information, activities, images, songs, games, videos or any other digital media, unless pursuing legitimate academic projects under supervision of a staff member.

In simple terms, Don’t Be a Dumb Ass (DBADA).