2022 - 2023 Supply List
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Vincent J. Maloney supports the use of Student Owned Devices that have "robust" features.
1.) Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
2.) “My Learning, My Device” (BYORD - Bring Your Own Robust Device)
Many handheld devices such as iPods, iPhones and Android phones are examples of student-owned devices but they do have limitations. We suggest that parents purchase devices that have more robust features. How to choose the best device for your child? Products like the iPad Mini, the Microsoft Surface, various Android tablets like the Nexus and the Galaxy, Netbooks, Chromebooks, MacBooks and other laptops, are adding a lot of choices and confusion. Choosing the right device begins first and foremost with at least two questions:
1. Which device will best support my child in achieving the learning outcomes that are presented in class?
2. Which tool fully supports the Chrome web browser so that my child can personalize their learning?
Because all students have unique strengths and talents what might be best for one student might not be best for another. We thought it might be helpful to outline some specifications about what any device you buy your children should have in order to take full advantage of the use of technology in their learning. Although we won't recommend specific models or kinds of devices, we encourage you to buy a device that features the following for the best learning results.
Wireless networking capability (the district provides wireless access in all buildings for students)
An external keyboard for entering text
Audio output for earbuds or headphones
A minimum of 6 hours of use from one battery charge
A full-functioning, recent Chrome web browser that will allow access to Google Apps for Education tools and documents.
A sturdy carrying case that will protect the device
An integrated camera that takes both still photos and video
Although these features are less essential, you might consider getting a device with
A virus protection program, such as Norton or Macafee, if purchasing a Windows or Macintosh desktop or laptop computer.
- Machine-based productivity software (such as Microsoft Office, Open Office, or iWork).
We have a limited number of devices that can be signed out through the library.