Ask 2: Will schools be issuing computers to students going to school virtually? Can they use their own devices?

Unique Challenges of Virtual Learning for Parents

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The question: Will schools be issuing computers to students going virtual? Can they use their own computers?

The answer: Most schools will allow students to use their own devices for virtual learning, others will provide a device to those students in need of one.

Contact your school district if you are in need of a device.

Many school districts have allocated funds to purchase thousands of laptops or Chromebooks as many students will start the school year virtually. These devices will allow access to Wi-Fi and have a microphone and webcam built in.

Pasadena ISD and Cy-Fair ISD announced in their reopening plans that they will provide a laptop for all students, regardless of their chosen method of instruction. Cy-Fair ISD said in their release that student access to a laptop opens doors to quality instruction from teachers.

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