We have increased access to on-line resources for teaching staff, who now have access to YouTube.
Ethical Use of Technology –
Updated policies and procedures regarding acceptable use of computers and information technology for students and staff were approved by the Trustees April 2013.
After successfully piloting BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for staff at St. Christopher Catholic Secondary School; and for staff and students in Grades 5 to 8 at St. Philip Catholic School during May and June 2012, we will be expanding the project to allow staff at Ursuline College Catholic Secondary School and St. Patrick's Catholic Secondary School to BYOD in September 2012. Following these locations, our elementary schools will be provided the same option. Students at our secondary schools will be provided this same option during the 2012-13 academic year. September 2012
Cost Effective Purchasing –
Students and staff of the St. Clair Catholic District School Board are able to take advantage of a purchasing plan with DELL FOR 25% to 30% discounts on consumer products. Staff will also be able to purchase, for just $11, Microsoft software to make their home computers compatible with their work computers. Spring 2012
Ongoing Follow-up to Forum Outcomes –
A steering committee has been established to help develop a strategic plan based on the outcomes of the January 23rd forum and to identify priorities and review progress. The committee conducted several meetings during the spring of 2012, the result of which was the execution of the BYOD pilot project. The committee will continue to meet during the 2012-13 school year. September 2012
Wireless Access –
All secondary schools and 16 elementary schools have 100% ubiquitous wireless access at the commencement of the 2012-13 school year. The remaining 10 elementary schools will provided the same wireless network systems before the end of December 2012. These 10 schools have been provided partial wireless access in the interim. September 2012