Allow Year 10 Students to use External Laptops instead of Chromebooks

Allow Year 10 Students to use External Laptops instead of Chromebooks

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Recently, the rules have changed which now disallows the Year 10 Students to bring in an external device to use instead of a Chromebook. Now I, and the vast majority of students will agree that the Chromebooks are not very well suited to last longer than a couple of years. As it states in the user agreement, "The Chromebooks will last the students 3 years", without any proof to back it up. Yes this sounds great theoretically but the current year 10's are the first bunch to try out the Chromebooks and seem to have not been tested thoroughly enough and don't actually last 3 years. They suffer from battery issues, damage to screens and random glitches, even if students have treated their devices with utmost respect. They do not last very long while we are expected to magically make them last longer. All we want is the option to use our own Laptops from home. Another issue is the fact that it's only one or two teachers that have even seen this as an issue. Almost of the other teachers don't even mind, the students still get the work done and there is no issue whatsoever. If Hapara is an issue then I recommend that teachers engage students their students in teaching in different ways and keep them engaged. If the students were more engaged in their learning then I'm sure that they would spend less time off-task and more time doing their work.

It's not formally written anywhere that you cannot use an external Laptop and the kids who have MacBooks currently have been prosecuted for rules that haven't even been stated. There has been no transparency from the teachers and Kids shouldn't be held accountable for the mistakes of teachers. 

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