Bring Your Own Learning Device (BYOLD) Program
IJNDB Student Use of District Owned Technology Devices and Internet Use
IJNDB-R Student Technology Devices and Internet Use Rules
JFCK Student Use of Personal Cellular Telephones and Other Electronic Devices
MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS FOR LAPTOP
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS FOR LAPTOP/TABLET
|PC Laptop / Tablet||Macbook Laptop||Chromebook Laptop|
|Storage Capacity||64 GB||64 GB||n/a, cloud storage included|
|Operating System||Windows 10||Mac OS 10.13.3||Chrome OS 84|
|Minimum Screen Size||11”||11”||11”|
|Wireless Capabilities||WiFi (802.11g/n/ac)|
|Minimum Battery Life||6 hours|
** Memory 4GB minimum / higher memory (8GB) are faster for video streaming
The Technology Support Center recommendations for new laptops are as follows:
Solid State Drive (SSD)
SSDs are the new hard drives that do not rely on a spinning disk to store memory. SSDs improve the speed, security, and portability of any computer. This is the single best decision that can increase the speed of any computer dramatically. MacBook Airs, Macbook Retina Displays, and several Ultrabooks come with a SSD by default.
8 GB + RAM
If you plan to have the computer for several years, we recommend shelling out the extra dollars for 8 GB RAM. Programs and operating systems are using more and more RAM. This way you are sure to have a computer that lasts.
If buying a PC with Windows 10, we recommend you purchase a computer with a touch screen. Windows 8 is designed around having a touch screen and may feel awkward to use without it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Students are responsible for their device(s) at all times.
These devices will be purchased by and remain the property of the family.
No. However, arrangements can be made with families who have expressed the need for a device.
Students and/or their families are responsible for their personal computing devices at all times.
YES, GHS students are now required to have a device that meets the minimum requirements at every class. Think of this as having a pencil and/or pen and paper.