Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School integrates information technology into each student’s learning experience. In 2013, TBCS became the first public or private school in the Pee Dee region to offer comprehensive school-wide iPad based teaching and learning through applications, electronic textbooks and flipped classroom pedagogy.
We offer a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) mobile program, with the majority of students using iPads in the classroom.
Students may choose digital (iBooks, eTexts, etc.) versions of almost all textbooks in both Middle and Upper schools.The Middle School technology program offers Computer Applications/Digital Literacy and Robotics (First Lego League) to all students.Technology electives in Upper School include Digital Publishing (using Adobe Creative Suite), iForce network management, and we anticipate expanding our Robotics program for older students for 2015-16.
All students and families must read and sign our Technology Policy & Technology Permission forms in order to use mobile devices on our campus network. The forms can be found here.
Trinity-Byrnes recommends any Apple iPad with wi-fi and 32GB memory.
Due to the large number of manufacturers of Android-based devices we recommend that for whichever Android tablet device you plan to use the operating system be at least version 4.1 and have at least 32GB memory. Generally speaking Trinity-Byrnes will support a variety of Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS, Windows XP (w/Service Pack 3 or higher) and Windows 7 and later operating systems.
Not recommended: Nook, Kindle Fire, or any device using Windows 8-RT.
We are proud to be one of the few schools in the area to give students access to mobile technology in the classroom.
In 2013 we launched our 1:1 BYOD/iPad initiative, on the back of a major network and wireless infrastructure upgrade across campus. Learn more about this unique program.
DISCUS – South Carolina’s Virtual Library provides all South Carolinians with access to an electronic library of essential information resources, through school, college, and public libraries.
DISCUS is funded by the South Carolina General Assembly, with supplemental funding by the federal Library Services and Technology Act. DISCUS is administered by the South Carolina State Library.