Technology is a tool that engages students in their learning and its use supports developing the technical skills needed to function successfully in the 21st century. Cornerstone is a G Suite for Education school and makes full use of Google Drive and Google Classroom. It is also expected that parents will oversee their student's device through multiple accountability measures, which could include finding and maintaining a Content Filtering service to complement their own oversight of the student's device.
A Chromebook is a laptop of a different breed. Instead of Windows or macOS, Chromebooks run Google's Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud. Low prices, long battery life and ease of use are just a few reasons why Chromebooks are the right choice for Cornerstone staff and students.
The purpose of implementing a Bring Your Own Device, BYOD, program at Cornerstone Preparatory Academy is to ensure your student has access to a device on a daily basis to enhance and enrich the scope of their learning experience.
The BYOD program at Cornerstone allows all students in grades 7-12 to bring their device to school to be used for educational purposes. Students will be able to access the CPA Wi-Fi network, CPASTUDENTS, through their devices. We are now requiring new Cornerstone Prep students in grades 7-12 to bring a Chromebook as their BYOD device.
It is the responsibility of each Cornerstone family to ensure that their Chromebook is compatible with the apps and extensions used to produce, edit, and transmit documentation that students need to complete assignments. Computers that do not meet the minimum requirements may experience limited or no accessibility to Cornerstone systems. You can learn more about our minimum requirements at your family meeting or by viewing our IT Director's blog.
Go Guardian is a tool we use to streamline and monitor classroom activity. This online software allows our teachers to more efficiently run their classroom time while also keeping students on-task on their devices.