Tech Survey for All GHTX Families - Due on 7/27
Dear Great Hearts Irving Families,

With many of our families opting for Great Hearts Distance Learning (GHDL) and the recent state and local orders making it necessary for all students to begin the school year remotely, the Great Hearts team wants to ensure we are prepared with the devices necessary to support your family.
Tech Survey

To ensure the success of all students, please complete the tech survey indicating your family’s anticipated access to reliable internet and computer devices for your child(ren). All families are asked to complete the survey.

Click here to complete the tech survey by 9pm on Monday, July 27.
Compatible Devices

In order to be successful in the new, all-digital plan for distance learning, every student will need access to his/her own unique device for school, rather than sharing with a sibling or parent.  Families who are willing and able are strongly encouraged to acquire additional devices for their homes to get as close as possible to a 1:1 ratio of devices per student.

Both Google Classroom and Zoom can run off of a variety of devices. If you are considering buying a device, please make sure that it can access the internet and that the Chrome browser and Google Classroom App can be installed. Also, we encourage you to keep in mind the size of the screen and keyboard. For example, it may be challenging for most students to do their assignments on a smartphone. All computers will require 4GB RAM and run on either Windows 10 or Chrome OS. We have seen compatibilities with Mac and iOS devices, and found that the Dell Latitude 3410 model is compatible and can be found here Latitude 15 Inch 3500 Business Laptop .

Below are a few alternative devices that meet the minimum requirements, ranging in price from $150 to $219:

  1. The following vendor offers certified refurbished computers with a warranty, starting at $149.99. Click here to view this device, and there are other offers available from this vendor.
  2. HP 11.6” Chromebook 4GB from Best Buy
  3. ASUS 11.6” Chromebook 4GB from Best Buy
  4. ACER Chromebook 14 from Walmart
If you have any questions, please contact Info@GreatHeartsIrving.org and we will direct you to the person who can be of further assistance.

In partnership,
Marcy Finn
Headmaster, Lower School
Great Heart s Irving
Michael Cowan
Headmaster, Upper School
Great Hearts Irving