Technology

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 the IT Department at help@bfhsla.org

Chromebook 1 to 1 Program

In order to facilitate an equitable environment for all of our students, Benjamin Franklin High School provides all incoming 9th graders with a school-issued Chromebook. Instructional materials and testing experiences have migrated online and it is imperative for students to have a device with which to complete their work. By providing a school-issued device, parents are not responsible for providing this essential educational resource. Moreover, by standardizing the device that all 9th grade students have, teachers will be able to leverage the uniformity of devices to enhance their instruction.

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. Suggestions for a student device:

 

  • At least a 10-inch display

  • A keyboard

 

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. 

Printing

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 the library and counseling office. 

Microsoft Office​

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.   

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Wifi at UNO

Thanks to Franklin's partnership with the University of New Orleans, Franklin Students are able to use the wireless internet with their Franklin credentials when they are on UNO's campus, whether they are in the library or in a university classroom. 

GitHub Student Developer Pack ​

Through a schoolwide program with GitHub, the global collaboration platform, our students have access to 105 developer tools. Many of these tools would normally be cost prohibitive for students to explore, so the IT department urges your curious mind to learn, combine, and create. Software range from graphic design to cloud infrastructure; the project possibilities are endless!