KML is a 1:1 BYOT school. 1:1 (pronounced one to one) means that there is one computer for each student. BYOT stands for Bring Your Own Technology, which means that students will purchase and bring their own devices rather than having them provided by the school. In KML’s 1:1 BYOT program, every student brings a laptop that they own to school everyday and then they are able to take it home to use as well.
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KML’s 1:1 BYOT program is built around the Google Apps suite of applications, which is a collection of applications used for word-processing, spreadsheets, email, calendar, file storage, etc.
For students beginning school in the 2016-2017 school year,
the 1:1 device must be a Chromebook.
Chromebook prices start @ $149 and you can view the various models available at www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromebooks.html
What device should I choose?
If you are not sure which Chromebook to choose, here are a couple of tips to help you make your decision:
- Chromebook screen size varies from 11" to 15". The 11" - 13" is recommended.
- Some Chromebooks feature touch sensitive screens. This feature is not needed for the work done at KML.
- Chromebooks feature either 2GB or 4GB of RAM memory. 4GB is recommended, but 2GB is adequate.
- Chromebook models are only guaranteed to be supported for five years after they are initially released (not from the date of purchase). You should purchase a model that will be supported for your student's entire high school career. The list of models and their end of support dates is available at www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/eol.html
- If you have specific questions about a device, you can contact KML’s Director of Technology, Joshua Schoeneck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-677-4051 x1121.