Academics

Technology

Bishop Ireton High School recognizes the challenges and benefits of learning in a rapidly changing technological age. Our vision for technology and innovation is rooted with strong spiritual values in the principle of using technology as a tool to enhance best practices in teaching and learning. Ireton students learn to navigate all types of operating systems, including Microsoft Office, Google Education and the Blackbaud student portal, to create a superior experience for students.  We are committed to preparing our students for success in a global technological society.
 
In collaboration with our technology team, Bishop Ireton is able to seamlessly use technology to foster students’ creativity, communication skills, research skills and critical thinking. We work closely with our teachers, students and administrators to explore new applications and tools as our technology program continues to grow and evolve.

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  • Bring Your Own Device Policy

    As we move into the 2021-2022 School Year, Bishop Ireton is requiring that each student have a personal laptop for daily use. While attending Bishop Ireton High School, students will make daily use of computing resources including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet analysis, online research, online submission of work, and e-mail.

    Click here to visit the Bring Your Own Device Policy page for specifications and BYOD FAQs.
  • Broadcasting Studio

    The brand new Bishop Ireton Broadcasting Studio houses high grade equipment for video and audio recording. Most of the space is painted green to create a green screen backdrop for filming. Students have the opportunity to use this space and its equipment to record videos for class projects and extracurricular activities including TV news, SCA, drama and more. Additionally there is an elective course, Broadcasting Technology and Production, offered during the spring semester that utilizes the space and teaches students how to operate the equipment to record and edit videos. The equipment available for use includes:
    • Canon EOS R Camera
    • Tascam DR-70D Recorder
    • Shure SM-58 Microphones
    • Audio-Technica Lavalier Microphones
    • Zoom H1 Recorders
    • Light Panels
    • LimoStudio Chromakey Backdrops
    • LimoStudio Umbrella & Softbox Lighting Kit
    • Glide Gear Teleprompter
    • Manfrotto Tripod
    • Desktop Mic Stands
    • Tripod Mic Stand with Boom Arm
  • Computer Labs

    Bishop Ireton has four computer labs in rooms 308, 309 and 313, and the Co-Lab in the library. All computer labs are fully-equipped with Dell workstations. They host our full slate of Computer Science classes, as well as the Journalism (BI Word publication) and Yearbook classes.

    In addition to powerful software application suites, such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher) and Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, XD, Spark, Dreamweaver, etc.), the labs have multiple specialized software packages available including Visual Studio Code, jGRASP, Python, Java, Linux and virtual machine capabilities to support our programming and cybersecurity classes. Other hardware includes Raspberry PI workstations, DSLR Cameras, Finch robots, microbits and other circuit boards. 

    Room 313 hosts the Coding Club, Hackathon Team, CyberPatriot and Girls Who Code clubs while Room 308 hosts the Computer Science Honor Society, Photography and GirlsGoCyber clubs.

    Room 309 and the Co-Lab are available to students every regular dismissal day until 4 pm.
  • ExamSoft

    Bishop Ireton High School has chosen to partner with the Software as a Service (SaaS) technology provider, ExamSoft, for the delivery of the computer-based exams administered by Bishop Ireton. ExamSoft delivers secure exams through a dedicated testing application called Examplify. Utilizing this technology allows students to safely and securely take examinations by downloading the 256-bit encrypted exam to their Mac or Windows desktop or laptop. Students can download their exam prior to exam day and be provided with a secure password to access the exam, at the scheduled exam time.

    Click here for more information on ExamSoft and community specific FAQs.

    For questions about ExamSoft, contact Instructional Technology Specialist, Mrs. Devan Dixon (devan.dixon@bishopireton.org), or Director of Technology, Mr. Mike Gibson (mike.gibson@bishopireton.org).
  • Tools We Use

    In the classroom:
    • Interactive smartboards
    • Document cameras
    • Integrated audio and visual equipment

    Students:
    • Google Enterprise for Education
    • Microsoft Office 365
    • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • ExamSoft
    • Blackbaud Portal
    • Destiny Integrated Library Sources

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  • Photo of Mike Gibson

    Mike Gibson 

    Director of Technology
    703-212-5149
  • Photo of Devan Dixon

    Devan Dixon 

    Instructional Technology Specialist
    703-212-5147