Miramonte High School is initiating a Bring Your Own Device program starting with the 2017-2018 school year. All students are encouraged to bring their own electronic device, however, all Freshman have the option of checking out a device from the school.
The device will be used daily in almost every class, therefore, choosing a machine that will allow the student to work most effectively is very important. For example, some students prefer a solid key board, while others may prefer a virtual key board like on an iPad.
Newer Chromebooks, iPads or Laptops are ideal. Smartphones and E-Readers are not recommended.
The device should:
- connect to the internet via Wi-Fi
- have at least 5 hours of battery life
- have a headphone jack (students should bring their own headphones as well)
- be able to run all google apps like docs, sheets, slides, etc
Most daily class activities will be based online using Google apps - so a newer chromebook is a great option. However, some students prefer the more powerful options that a laptop can provide like larger storage capacity, video editing, photoshop, etc - While other students prefer iPads for the portability and the wide variety of apps that can be accessed from the iTunes app store. All three devices are great options at different price points.
Students will be expected to bring a fully charged device to school every day in order to access class material.
Students will use the device to enhance learning throughout their High School experience. Purchasing a device for classes at Miramonte can be seen as a long-term investment in student productivity and learning.