Recommended Devices for BYOD
Being successful with a BYOD program also means recommending appropriate devices. There are many great devices out there. Each has their own strengths and draw backs. Here is what we believe will have the most positive impact with our students in the classroom.
Recommended Devices for BYOD:
This is the recommended device for students here at Namao School. There are many Chromebooks available today. They all share the benefit of being quick to log on, easy to maintain, and can run all day.
We have partnered with BCOMM in North Edmonton to bring you a really great deal if you decide to go with a Chromebook. The model is a Lenovo 100e. Here are the specs:
Lenovo 100e: 11.6” display, MediaTek MT8173C 64-bit Quad-Core Processor (ARM Big.LITTLE architecture), two Efficiency cores (Cortex-A53, up to 1.7GHz), two Performance cores (Cortex-A72, up to 2.1GHz), 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage
We cannot post the price publicly, but it is much better than competitor’s prices. If you are interested, please follow this link:
You will need to register and use the . They recommend you purchase online and pick up in store. They will also mail the package to you for cost using Canada Post.
Lenovo 14e: 14” display, 7th Generation AMD A4-9120C APU with Radeon™ R4 Graphics, two cores, 1.60 up to 2.40 GHz, 1MB Cache, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB storage
Lenovo 300e: 11.6’ display, MediaTek MT8173C 64-bit Quad-Core Processor (ARM Big.LITTLE architecture), two Efficiency cores (Cortex-A53, up to 1.7GHz), two Performance cores (Cortex-A72, up to 2.1GHz), 4 GB RAM, 32 GB storage
Lenovo 500e: 11.6” display, Intel Celeron N4100 64-bit Quad-Core Processor (Gemini Lake architecture), four cores, 1.10 up to 2.40 GHz, 4MB Cache, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB storage
There are many more models than listed here. These meet our recommendation, and are easily available in St. Albert or Edmonton. When considering a Chromebook or any technology it is important to try it out. Visit a store and type on the keyboard. Check out the screen and determine if you like it or need something else.
- The minimum requirement for a device is that it has a screen large enough to read on, 10" or more. It should connect easily to our Wi-Fi at school and support 802.11N with WPS+ security. It can run all of Google's applications natively and have a full day of battery life. Real world experience is different than advertised battery life, so be careful with this one. It should say 8 hours or more of life just to make through our 6 hours day!
The school wants this to be a positive experience for all children and families. If purchasing a device presents a real problem, please contact the school. We will work something out for everyone that is fair and appropriate. No one will be left