Power Up your Education – BK’s 1:1 Technology Initiative

Bishop Kelly’s 1:1 Technology Initiative

Parental Consent Form – Acceptable Use Policy

The vision for Bishop Kelly’s 1:1 technology initiative is to provide an enriched technology environment designed to ensure maximum learning opportunities for all students so they may become effective communicators and responsible collaborators in the 21st Century.

All students are required to have a personal electronic device.  The program is “BYOD” or Bring Your Own Device.  A list of recommended devices and minimum operating requriements can be found below.


The goals of this 1:1 technology initiative are to:

  • Close the gap between the way students are living and learning (21st century skills)
  • Differentiate and individualize instruction
  • Make learning collaborative: not just teacher-to-student, but also student-to-student and student-to-teacher
  • Further assist students with special needs
  • Make learning interactive
  • Make classroom resources more accessible and efficient
  • Increase communication between teacher, student and parents
  • Provide resources and opportunities for faith enrichment
  • Prepare students for college

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Recommendations

Recommended Laptops:

  • Dell Inspirion 15-5000 or 15-3000 or newer models
  • HP Pavilion 15 or HP Notebook 15, HP Stream, Envy or newer models
  • Lenovo Ideapad 300 or 100-14, Yoga laptop series, or Thinkpad E series
  • Acer Aspire V13 or V15 or newer, V5 or E series
  • Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro with OS X El Capitan or newer

Recommended Tablets (with keyboard):

  • Windows Surface Pro 4
  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2-13 series
  • HP Elite x2 or Pro x2
  • Asus Vivo Tab or Transformer T300

Operating System:  Windows 7, Windows 8, or 10, Apple OS X Lion

Recommended Office Productivity Software

  • Microsoft Office
  • Open Office
  • Libre Office

Required Software:

  • JAVA
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Reader/Fox IT

Any laptop that has a 10” or better screen, 802.11 A/B/G/N Wireless capable and has a 6 hour battery.

The devices on this list range from $400 and up.  Financial assistance will be available to assist families who need help purchasing a device for their student(s).


Note to parents:  Any device used for Bishop Kelly learning activities on the Bishop Kelly wireless network falls under Bishop Kelly Network Usage Policies. 



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