Benjamin Franklin High School is committed to supporting the technology needs of our students. If you have any questions about technology at the school, please contact Maxim Lapushin, Director of Technology, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring Your Own Device
Benjamin Franklin High School allows students to bring their own devices to use on the school’s secure and safe wireless network. While we do not require a device, it may help students take advantage of the resources the school offers. Suggestions for a student device:
At least a 10-inch display
For instance, the following devices would meet your student’s needs at Benjamin Franklin High School:
Chromebooks (Samsung, Asus, Dell, Toshiba, etc…)
Windows Laptops (Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer, etc…)
Apple Macbooks (Macbook Air, Macbook Pro)
Computers at School
Ben Franklin has computers available for student use in the library, cafeteria, guidance suite, and teacher classrooms. The school also has 2 PC labs for Math and Computer Science and a Mac lab tailored for the Media arts.
Chromebooks are available for a 3 week and a semester check-out once all parent forms within eCollect have been completed. Visit the IT Department in room 229 to obtain one.
Students are provided with $2.00 of printing credit per semester. Printing in black/white is $.01 cent per page and printing in color is $.10 cents per page. This allows students to print up to 200 pages per semester at school. Printing credit rolls over from previous semesters. Additional printing credit can be purchased at the Technology Office.
Printers are located in every teacher classroom and can be used by logging into the computers connected in that classroom. Printers are also located in the library, cafeteria, guidance suite, and computer labs. All printers that are accessible by students are black/white. The guidance office is the only location where students can print in color.
Students are able to print on their own devices (Chromebook, iPad, Windows PC, Macbook etc...) in the library, cafeteria, and guidance suite. For printing on your own device, the school uses web print. Web print is only accessible on school campus. Web print requires the document to be in PDF format.
Although Benjamin Franklin High School is a Google Apps for Education school, some classes may require Microsoft Office. Students are provided the full version of the Microsoft Office Suite which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Students are able to install the Microsoft Office Suite for free on up to 5 personal devices.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Due to Adobe's generous licensing scheme, Benjamin Franklin High School is able to offer Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes all Adobe applications, such as Photoshop, InDesign, Premier and Lightroom. Students can install the Creative Cloud suite of applications on up to 2 personal devices. Please visit the IT Dept in room 229 for details.