We suggest that you label the charging cable with student name. Silver Sharpies work best.
D20 Device Minimum Recommendations
Note: Our teachers strongly encourage the use of laptops/netbooks over tablets.
List of links to sites offering educational discounts
Respondus LockDown Browser
To maintain the integrity and validity of the testing environment, District 20 has integrated Respondus LockDown Browser into the system. Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Schoology. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment through Schoology is started, students are locked into the assessment until they submit it for grading.
District devices will have the Lockdown Browser. Those students using personal devices in schools will need to download the browser or app on their own devices in order to use their own device during an assessment through Schoology. It is available for Windows, Mac and iOS devices (not available or supported by the vendor on a Chromebook).
We are asking for your support in choosing to download this product to your student's personal devices that they bring to school. Contact the Digital Learning Coach (DLC) or Librarian or watch this video if you need additional information.
Respondus Lockdown Browser download link for BYOD devices: https://download.respondus.com/lockdown/download.php?id=584456080 This link is unique to ASD20.
Antivirus & Anti Malware Products
July 2019 PC Magazine Review of best FREE Antivirus software (with links to download)
Windows 10 Defender is acceptable.
We strongly encourage students bringing earbuds. (sold in the LMTC). Other suggested accessories are listed on the Suggested Equipment document.
Students should bring their charging cables each day. Classrooms have charging stations.
Because we will mostly be using Google Suite for Education and other cloud-based applications, there is no required software to purchase and install. We do, however, have a list of free applications we recommend to install.
We recommend Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash, and JAVA.
Internet Access at Home
Internet Essentials from Comcast
Internet Basics from CenturyLink