Students in Middle School will need to bring their own device. We suggest that the device be a chromebook or laptop.
Here is a Device Comparison Chart which outlines the minimal requirements for a chromebook or laptop.
|Chromebook||Laptop – PC||Apple – Macbook|
Estimated Cost: U$S 250 – 350 From Amazon.com
Estimated Cost:U$S 500 – 750 From Amazon.com
Estimated Cost :U$S 999 From Apple.com
|Pro||Con||Basic Requirements||Pro||Con||Basic Requirements||Pro||Con||Basic Requirements|
|Price||Is not a computer||14′ Inches Screen||Computer||Price||Latest Generation Processor||Computer/||Price||Macbook AIR 13′|
|Internet Speed; Google Apps for Education compatibility||Less flexible for audio-visual recording||4/8 GB Memory RAM 16/32 GB Hard Drive||Compatibility to school network and Google Apps for Education||Less flexible for audio-visual recording||8 GB Memory RAM 500 GB Hard Drive||Apple programs, although these programs are not a requirement for MS classes.||Less flexible for audio-visual recording||8 GB Memory RAM 500 GB Hard Drive|
|A high quality, durable cover is required as all options are fragile. Charger cable and either earbuds or headphones are required daily.|
|We discourage students from bringing an iPad. It has limited capability such as when typing, researching, presentation building and editing in the writing process.|
This chart is a guide to help in the selection of a device for your child. We also strongly encourage students to have a protective cover for their device.
These are the goals for the Middle School BYOD expectation. Please remember that a Chromebook or laptop is only a tool to enhance learning and not a learning outcome by itself.
■Enhance and accelerate learning
■Use technology for individualizing instruction
■Promote collaboration, increasing student engagement
■Strengthen the 21st century skills necessary for future student success
■Promote paperless studies, online textbooks, lighter backpacks, organization
Guidelines for responsible and respectful usage:
Students and Parents/Guardians acknowledge that:
The school’s network filters will be applied to a device’s connection to the internet and any attempt to bypass the network filters is prohibited. Students may not bypass network filters or attempt to access school administrative accounts or programs.
Lincoln is authorized to collect and examine any device that is suspected of causing technology problems or was the source of an attack or virus infection.
Students and parents should be aware that devices are subject to search by school administrators if the device is suspected of a violation of the Student Handbook or Acceptable Use Policy.
Devices should be charged prior to school and run on battery power while at school.
Any content not for educational purposes should not be accessed during school hours.