e-TEXTBOOKS

Academy Private School joined the eRevolution way back in 2014!

As of January 2014 all class textbooks for high school students (including grade 7s from January 2021) are only available as ebooks and used in the classrooms.

Parents must purchase the relevant grade eTextbooks from the school’s Online e-Book store, and parents must ensure that the eTextbooks are loaded onto the tablet or laptop.

The following grades’ eTextbooks are available to purchase online:

Grade 7 / Grade 8 / Grade 9 / Grade 10 / Grade 11 / Grade 12

To view the books per grade, click the “COLLECTIONS” menu on the eTextbook store, then select the desired grade.

The only eTextbook not available is “Hatchet – Gary Paulsen” which can be purchased as a paperback from here

LAPTOP / TABLET PC

All Academy Private School high school students (including grade 7s from January 2021) are required to have a tablet PC or laptop that will be used daily in the classrooms for lessons.

The prescribed tablet PC or Laptop at Academy Private School is a Chromebook, and these can be purchased by parents from the I.T. supplier below.

We recommend the Acer Chromebook Spin 311

Parents must ensure that their child’s Chromebook, tablet PC or laptop conforms to the minimum specifications. Please ensure that you familiarize yourself with the minimum specifications.

Minimum specifications:

AMD Dual-Core/Intel i3, 4GB RAM Memory, 32GB Storage Capacity, Bluetooth, WiFi, USB Port/SD card reader, 8 Hours battery life

Why Chromebooks? 

They are some of the easiest edtech tools for students to learn to use. Chromebooks, and their apps, teach students other tech skills including how to code, working with spreadsheets, and much more. Chromebooks are highly compatible with the Google Apps for Education Suite. Chromebooks are secure, and can facilitate rich levels of collaboration.

Click here to purchase an Acer Chromebook Spin 311

Click here to read a review of the Acer Chromebook Spin 311

 

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