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Type of device

If you are considering purchasing a device for your child we have provided this chart to help. Begin by considering how it will be used in the classroom.The Upper Grand DSB will always provide students and staff with access to technology. The board does not recommend any specific device or manufacturer.

Device Type Productivity (Google
Workspace for Education)
Video & Photo
Reading Internet
Smart phones
(e.g. iOS, Android )
Limited Limited Good Limited Limited Good
(e.g. Android, iOS)
Good Good Good Good Good Good
Chromebook Excellent Good Limited Limited Good Excellent
Laptop Excellent Excellent Good Excellent Good Excellent


  1. Due to the speed at which technology advances, the above table is meant to be a guideline as of August 2021.
  2. Regardless of device, the Upper Grand District School Board recommends using Google Chrome browser.