Chromebooks: Years 5-9

From August 2021, each child from Years 5-9 is required to bring their own Chromebook to aid their learning. Chromebooks are popular in schools due to their reliability, functionality, and value. Chromebooks fill a new space in technology; this space is between mobile options such as the iPad and the portable space anchored by traditional laptops. The Chromebook needs little, if any, maintenance and has an excellent battery which should last much more than a whole school day if fully charged. It is a web-based device so there is no need for downloading or installing software. The way a Chromebook operates reduces the need for technical support. Student work on the Chromebook automatically saves to the cloud and in particular the Google cloud.

Any computer is a tool to enhance learning – it does not replace the curriculum, but is used to provide new opportunities for innovation. It will be up to each member of staff to determine how to incorporate Chromebooks into the curriculum. All teachers have participated in training sessions and will receive ongoing professional development.

If you would like to learn more, please visit this JIS microsite which gives lots more information: Parents' Device Guide

Below is a PDF on Chromebook Skills that every student should learn!

Please read more information about buying Chromebooks in the letter below:

The minimum specification for the recommended model of Chromebook are below:

- 4GB RAM

- 32GB eMMC Storage

- 11" non touch screen

- USB-C type power adaptor

- 10 hours battery life

- 3 Year warranty

Any further queries about Chromebooks at JIS please contact either jon.kitchin@jis.edu.bn or james.seymour@jis.edu.bn