Last week, eight students in Honors Introduction to Entrepreneurship participated in a full-day Junior Achievement Entrepreneurship Challenge at Bentley University against students from across the state.
iPad 1:1 Learning Environment
We are proud to be one of the first schools in the area to utilize technology to its fullest by enhancing the teaching and learning experience through our iPad 1:1 learning program. Students participate in an innovative and highly engaging learning environment that has transformed the educational experience at Central Catholic.
Students use their iPads in each class as:
- A medium for their direct participation in - and interaction with - the learning process;
- A means of richer collaboration with their teachers and other students;
- A powerful organizational tool;
- A vehicle for research; and
- A tool for completing and submitting assignments.
“Central Catholic faculty weave technology into the entire curriculum. We were one of the first schools in the region to implement a 1:1 learning environment with our iPad initiative. Students learning problem solving and critical thinking skills through coding during their freshman or sophomore year – a requirement unique to Central Catholic.”
-Mrs. Jodi Linnehan Kriner, Director of Innovation & Academic Technologies
Each freshman will be required to own an iPad with a minimum of 256 GB of memory, 8th generation or newer, compatible earbuds or headphones, and a case with a keyboard.
- We recommend the 9th Generation iPad (supports Apple Pencil) with WiFi. WiFi + Cellular iPads are not needed. iPads that do have cellular access will need to have that feature disabled while used at school.
- Students must purchase earbuds or headphones to be used with their iPad. If students already have earbuds or headphones, they are welcome to use them, but please be sure they are compatible with your iPad.
- Students must purchase a case with a keyboard. We recommend the Zagg Ultrathin or Portfolio keyboard cases. If students already have a keyboard case or personal preference, they are welcome to use it.
- We recommend students purchase a stylus for taking notes.
- You can purchase the iPad from any Apple store, the online Apple Education store, or another authorized Apple retailer.
- Care & Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase a case with a keyboard to protect your child’s iPad from accidental damage (see above). Additionally, CCHS recommends that you purchase either AppleCare+ or insurance coverage for accidental damage. We recommend you purchase AppleCare+
- AppleCare+: In addition to providing coverage for up to two incidents of accidental damage ($49 service fee for each incident), AppleCare+ also includes software and technical support. Visit AppleCare+ for more details. The purchase price, which does not include the service fees, is $69.
- The device may be covered by a homeowner insurance policy, but repair costs for damage may not exceed the deductible. To pursue extra coverage, you can check with the retailer where you purchase the iPad or contact your family insurance agency or AppleCare+.
- iPads can be purchased from the Apple Education Online Store ($20.00 less than most retailers), the Apple Store, or any retailer than sells Apple devices.
- Will all CCHS students be required to have an iPad?
- Will I have to purchase an iPad or will the school be leasing them?
- What type of iPad do I need to have?
- My child already has an iPad. Do I need to purchase a new one?
- Where do we purchase the iPad? Is there a discount for CCHS students through Apple for this program?
- Is there anything else that I need to purchase with the iPad?
- What will the school do if my child’s iPad is damaged or stolen?
- Will families be responsible for buying apps used in class or will the school?
- Do I need an iPad with Cellular or just WiFi?
- Will there be any training for my student on how to use the iPad?
- Will the school block students from using certain apps or websites?
- Is there a student use policy for the iPad?
- Will students be required to purchase digital text books for their classes?
- Will students receive help/support for the use of their iPad from the school?
- Will CCHS install updates on the iPads?
- What email should students use to create an Apple ID?
This summer, four Central Catholic faculty members from across the academic disciplines attended the ISTE Live EdTech Conference in New Orleans! This opportunity is one example of the many ways the CCHS Faculty & Staff are continuously exploring ways and tools to help students succeed in a constantly changing world.
Twenty-one Central Catholic students participated in the Massachusetts DECA State Career Development Conference. Members of the team earned State Championships in two categories and were named State Finalists in a third category.
A class of 23 budding student-entrepreneurs at Central Catholic re-enacted the hit TV show "Shark Tank," where they presented their innovative business ideas to a group of faculty "sharks."