BYOD and Technology


The JA BYOD device should be an internet ready device with a physical keyboard. 
The device your student uses could be any of the following: a Windows laptop, a Macbook, an iPad with keyboard, a tablet with keyboard, or a Chromebook.

chromebook meets all the needs of the school BYOD and often tends to be less expensive that a Windows or Mac laptop. It does not need to be a chromebook, however. Chromebooks are very simple to use but if your student has used a Mac or Windows computer and is more comfortable with it then that could be easier for them. Also if their own computer needs/wants could necessitate a Windows or Mac computer that could be a consideration as well. It really is an individual family decision as to the type of device. They do need to bring their device every day so the weight of the device could be a factor in your choice. Below is a list of varying devices at different price points as a starting place: 

List Current as of 7/10/20

Lenovo 3 11" Celeron Chromebook, 11.6" HD Display, Intel Celeron N4020 Dual-Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC Solid State Drive at Walmart for $169.00

HP 11.6" Chromebook, Intel Celeron Processor, 4GB Memory, 32GB eMMC Flash Memory at Best Buy for $169.00

HP 14" Chromebook, AMD A4-Series Processor, 4GB Memory, 32GB eMMC Flash Memory at Best Buy for $249.00

HP Chromebook 14-inch Laptop with 180-Degree Swivel, AMD Dual-Core A4-9120 Processor, 4 GB SDRAM, 32 GB eMMC Storage at Amazon for $251.00

Dell Inspiron 15.6" Touch-Screen Windows 10 Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD at Best Buy for $449.99

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage at Amazon for $949.00

A Kindle Fire 7 with keyboard would meet the requirements but is not ideal due to screen size. It is $70 ($50 for the Fire and $20 for the keyboard) (An alternate folding keyboard for $29)

Technology Fee

The Technology Fee is to offset the cost of our high-speed internet lines, internet security filters, wireless routers, hardware and software programs that your student will use throughout the year along with unlimited printing.

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