Revolutionise Learning with Chromebooks at Beaconhouse

Discover the future of education with Beaconhouse School System as we introduce Bring Your Own Approved Device (BYOAD) with Chromebooks for students in classes 5-7. Embrace digital transformation with these powerful devices to enhance learning outcomes and provide a sustainable, cost-effective solution for modern education. Join us in our commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching and learning.

Fun and Functional: Chromebook Specifications for Students

Ready for the Classroom Adventure!

To ensure your child’s Chromebook is up to the task, here are the minimum specifications needed for optimal performance and compatibility. Feel free to go for an upgraded version if you wish to enhance their learning experience even more!

  • Laptop Type: Chromebook
  • Operating System: ChromeOS
  • Processor: Intel Celeron or better
  • RAM: 4 GB or more
  • Storage: 32 GB or more
  • Display: 10″+ HD (1366×768) or higher
  • Auto Update Expiration (AUE) Date: 2027 or later
    (Check Chrome Enterprise and Education Help for more info)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB ports, HDMI port
  • Battery Life: 8-12 hours for those long school days
  • Charger: Type C preferred for fast and easy charging
  • Additional Features: Integrated webcam, built-in mic &
    speakers for all those online classes and study sessions

Chromebooks are easily available for purchase both online and in stores. For your convenience, you can visit the following link to find a variety of options that meet the Beaconhouse BYOAD requirements:

Equip your child with the best tools for a successful educational journey.

Why Chromebooks?

SECURE

  • Automatic Updates: Regular updates from Google provide security patches and new features, keeping the device secure without user intervention.
  • Data Encryption: User data is encrypted, preventing unauthorised access even if the device is physically compromised.
  • Google Safe Browsing: Built-in protection against phishing and malware sites.
  • User Profiles: Separate profiles for each user enhance privacy and security by isolating activities and data.

EASY TO USE

  • Simple Interface: Chrome OS offers a clean, intuitive interface that is easy to navigate, making it accessible for users of all skill levels.
  • Quick Start-Up: Chromebooks boot up in seconds, allowing users to get to work or play without long wait times.
  • Seamless Google Integration: Built-in access to Google services like Gmail, Drive, and Docs provides a cohesive experience for productivity and collaboration.
  • App Availability: Access to approved apps included in the Beaconhouse Digital Toolkit ensures users have the tools they need for work and learning.

FLEXIBLE

  • Cloud-Based Storage: Integration with Google Drive and other cloud services allows easy access to files from any device with an internet connection.
  • Offline Functionality: Many Chromebook apps and services have offline modes, enabling productivity without an internet connection.
  • Customizable User Experience: Chromebooks offer extensive customization options, allowing users to personalize their device settings, interface, and app preferences to suit their individual needs and workflows.
  • Affordable and Budget-Friendly: Chromebooks are often more affordable than traditional laptops, making them an excellent choice for students who need a cost-effective yet powerful device for their academic needs.

COLLABORATIVE

  • Shared Devices: Chromebooks support multiple user profiles, making it easy for different users to share the same device while keeping their data separate and secure.
  • Real-Time Collaboration: Google Workspace apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides allow multiple users to edit documents simultaneously, fostering real-time teamwork.
  • Easy Sharing: Simple sharing options via Google Drive enable users to share files and folders quickly and securely with others.
  • Integrated Communication Tools: Built-in tools like Google Meet and Google Chat facilitate seamless communication and video conferencing.

FAQs

Only the Chromebooks are allowed under the BYOAD programme.

Chromebooks are easily available for purchase both online and in stores. For your convenience, you can visit this link to find a variety of options that meet the Beaconhouse BYOAD requirements.

The hours per day will be determined by the timings allocated to the specific subjects on the timetable.

Complete plan of using textbooks and the Chromebooks will be shared through the bookpack letter