There’s no “one size fits all.” Ultimately, the decision about what device to purchase (if you choose to send your child to school with a device) is yours, as parents.
Before purchasing a device, consider:
- grade and/or subject area
- how technology will be used in the classroom - teacher recommendations
- your child/teen's learning preferences
- comfort with the device
Special offers for Peel board families
Equity of access to technology is a key priority for the Peel board. That's why we've worked with a number of technology companies to offer discounted devices to Peel families.
The Peel board does not benefit financially from the sale of the devices listed above, does not endorse the products and will not be involved in service, warranties or product issues.
Renewed Computer Technology
Renewed Computer Technology (RCT) offers low-cost, quality refurbished computers to families with a low-income. Qualified applicants can purchase:
- desktop for $60
- laptop for $150
Prices include software and a two-year warranty. For more information, contact RCT directly, call 905-795-0267or visit their website at www.rcto.ca
Peel families now have access to the following exclusive offers from VIG Solutions:
- Intel Dual Core, 2GB, 160GB computer with a 17-inch LCD monitor -- $110
- 10-inch netbook with 1GB ram, 160GB hard drive, Wi-Fi capability and Windows 7 -- $60.
Taxes and shipping will be applied to product costs, and all items come with a six-month warranty.
To contact VIG Solutions, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone them at 1-800-699-9962.
To help you decide, here is what a student is able to do on various devices:
Gaming devices are not recommended.
Product features vary within categories.