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Technology at Brandon Hall School

Brandon Hall’s technology department supports responsible and task-based usage of technology through computers and other related technologies in the learning environment.

Technology at Brandon Hall exists to support the curricular and administrative needs of the school and to encourage students to employ technology and new learning paradigms to enhance and advance their educational experience.

In 2014-2015, we opened the long-anticipated Design Studio (Maker Space). This state-of-the-art space is home to 3D printing, robotics, computer assisted design (CAD) and programmable drone technology. Our commitment is to ensure we are teaching 21st century skills, encouraging individual exploration and creativity. Achieving this goal means allowing the interest of our students to drive components of our digital curriculum.

Brandon Hall School has a high-speed wireless network that continues to expand, providing campus-wide coverage.

Apple Education

A Certified Apple Repair Center (Genius Bar) is a part of the Brandon Hall IT Department. Brandon Hall School has also unified its operating systems through our Apple 1:1 Program. This allows us to streamline processes and reduce management costs while providing students and teachers the ability to work using devices both at school and home. The program is focused on maximizing the learning potential of each student, through personalization and the most effective methods for the delivery of instruction. Brandon Hall is proud to be an Apple in Education School.

Requirements

All students are required to have a personal Apple laptop for their use at school and home.

Internet Safety and Security

Brandon Hall School is fully CIPA compliant in their monitoring of online activities. Our protection measures block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors.

Brandon Hall School has adopted and implemented an Internet safety policy addressing: (a) access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet; (b) the safety and security or minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications; (c) unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minors online; (d) unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and (e) measures restricting minors’ access to materials harmful to them.*

http://www.fcc.gov/guides/childrens-internet-protection-act

* The legal language of CIPA, used above, uses the word minor. The word minor can be substituted for the word student in Brandon Hall’s policy. Additionally, Brandon Hall School has partnered with OpenDNS to offer parents the ability to protect their home networks. Contact our IT department for more information.

Internet Safety Resources for Parents

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