Inspiration Academy

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Technology

Technology At Inspiration 

 Inspiration Academy provides technology resources to its students solely for educational purposes. Through technology, the Academy provides access for students and staff to resources from around the world. Expanding technologies take students and staff beyond the confines of the classroom, and provide tremendous opportunities for enhancing, extending, and rethinking the learning process. The goal in providing these resources is to promote educational excellence in the Academy by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, and communication with the support and supervision of parents, teachers, and support staff.
  The Opportunities and Risks of Technology Use With access to computers and people all over the world comes the potential availability of material that may not be considered to be of educational value in the context of the school setting, or that may be harmful or disruptive. Because information on networks is transitory and diverse, the Academy cannot completely predict or control what users may or may not locate. The Florida Department of Education believes that the educational value of limited access to the information, interaction, and research capabilities that technology offers outweighs the possibility that users may obtain or encounter material that is not consistent with the educational goals of the Academy.
   In accordance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the Academy installs and operates filtering software to limit users’ Internet access to materials that are obscene, pornographic, harmful to children, or otherwise inappropriate, or disruptive to the educational process, notwithstanding that such software may in certain cases block access to other materials as well. At the same time, the Academy cannot guarantee that filtering software will in all instances successfully block access to materials deemed harmful, indecent, offensive, pornographic, or otherwise inappropriate. The use of filtering software does not negate or otherwise affect the obligations of users to abide by the terms of this policy and to refrain from accessing such inappropriate materials.
   No technology is guaranteed to be error-free or totally dependable, nor is it safe when used irresponsibly. Inspiration Academy is not liable or responsible for:

  1.  Any information that may be lost, damaged, or unavailable due to technical, or other, difficulties
  2. The accuracy or suitability of any information that is retrieved through technology
  3. Breaches of confidentiality
  4. Defamatory material
  5. The consequences that may come from failure to follow Academy policies and procedures

Technology Requirements

  Inspiration Academy uses technology in it’s classrooms.  Each student is required to provide a laptop that meets the requirements below, adhere to the standard of care, and bring their laptop to class each day.

Windows/PC

  • 13″ or larger screen
  • Intel Celeron 2.58 GHz (Intel Core 6th generation i3 or higher is recommended)
  • 4GB (8GB Recommended)
  • Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • 128 GB (250GB recommended)
  • Wireless 802.11 b/g/n

MAC

  • 13″ or larger screen
  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • 4GB (8GB Recommended)
  • Mac OS X v10.10 (or higher)
  • 128 GB (250GB Recommended)
  • Wireless 802.11 b/g/n

Software

  • Each computer must have an active, antivirus application installed that runs periodic scans.
  • All other software related to school will be provided by Inspiration Academy.

If you have any questions regarding technology requirements you may emailJason.Fitzsimmons@inspirationacademy.com

Acceptable Technology Use Policy

  All Inspiration Academy students and parents are required to agree to and sign the “Acceptable Technology Use Policy” at the beginning of each year.  A link to this document can be found below.  Please review this policy with your student, sign, and return to the Inspiration Academy Office.