Providing students and staff with a 21st century digital learning environment is a goal of Barrington High School. Beginning in this second semester of the 2012 school year, District 220 will allow Barrington High School students to bring their own technology devices (laptops, smart phones, eReaders, iPads, etc.) to use at specified times during the school day. Use of devices to enhance learning in the classroom will be pursued when deemed appropriate at individual teacher discretion.
In addition to bringing their own devices, students will have access to their own Google Apps account, including Gmail, within the Barrington (bsd220.org) domain. With teacher approval, students may use their devices in the classroom to access and save information from the Internet, collaborate with other learners, and utilize the productivity tools available to them through their student Google Apps accounts.