Why Bring a Device?
Studies have shown that access to a device within the classroom has created a suite of amazing new opportunities for students. It has been shown to pose a huge advantage that dwarves the perceived risks. To learn more, take a look at a similar 1:1 program that has been a great success with our neighbours over at Riverside Secondary.
These are the minimum requirements for our 1:1 BYOD program devices. Please keep in mind these requirements when choosing a device.
Minimum Requirements for Devices:
- Minimum 10” Screen
- Must have a physical keyboard
- Must have wifi access
- Camera/Webcam for stills and video
- Minimum 8 hour battery life
- Minimum 16Gb of internal storage
- Protective case
- Offline functionality
- Touchscreen with stylus
(for students who like to write on the computer)
(students are expected to bring their device to/from school daily)
Here are some examples of devices that are frequently asked about:
Acceptable Device for 1:1 BYOD
Unacceptable Device for 1:1 BYOD
iPad/Tablet with Keyboard
iPad/Tablet without Keyboard
iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, or any mobile phone
If you have questions about the device, please contact
Daniel Beley (A-G),
Roberto Ramogida (H-M), or
David Gilbar (N-Z).
If you have questions about financial assistance, please contact Christine Potter-Smith (A-H), Michael Chan (I-P), or Kim Cuellar (Q-Z).
Here are some frequently asked Technology Questions for Parents of Incoming Grade 9 Students: BYOD Parent Handout- April 2018.pdf