Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Youth

October 15, 2013

Computer initiative in full swing at BHS and BMS

The Batesville Community School Corp. technology vision “is to provide today’s students with the skills and tools for tomorrow’s success,” report Jackie Huber, director of instructional technology curriculum, and Mike Weiler, director of information technology support.

“In order to successfully prepare our students for the 21st century, 1:1 technology is vital for all students. Computers in the hands of students open a world of learning opportunities. The school corporation’s commitment is to provide 1:1 technology to all students by 2014.

The first phase began in August 2012 at Batesville High School and the second phase started at Batesville Middle School this past August.

Taira Lynch, BHS science teacher, believes that the laptops “are preparing them for the world outside of K-12. Upon entering college and/or the workforce, students are faced with computers. Our students have an advantage over others because they will already have the knowledge of how to properly maneuver through applications and utilize the Internet for information.”

The BCSC Technology Department prepared and distributed 1,300 computers to students in grades 6-12 during the first week of school. All BMS students received 11-inch MacBook Air laptops. BHS students received 13-inch MacBook Airs. They also received computer bags so the devices are protected.

Technology employees began preparing for 1:1 24 months before the laptops were given to the students. Improvements to the infrastructure included adding Meraki wireless access points in each classroom and larger group areas along with increased Internet bandwidth to 215 megabytes. Additional technology staff members were added this year to support the initiative at both schools.

The independent study AppleCare IT class expanded to include 26 students to support both BHS and BMS HelpDesk areas. These students have opportunities to learn about technology support and can work toward Apple certification. Two IT staff members have

completed ACMT (Apple Certified Mac Technician) certification, allowing them to complete warranty repairs on the student laptops, saving money for the corporation.

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