What is the best computer for teaching online?

I want to work as an online teacher. What will suit me best between a desktop or laptop, and which computer in specific?

5 Answers

  • Lv 7
    1 month ago

    teaching what? molecular science? video editing? macaroni art?

    each of those has a "best option" for computers.

  • i + i
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "Best" depends on your budget. If you 

    are going to be tele-conferencing with 

    many students at once, then the more 

    graphics power and bigger screens so 

    you can see all the students would be 

    likely the best setup. There is an eight 

    monitor setup (see the link below), for 

    around $3,200 (includes the monitors). 

    I have seen even 14 monitor setups... 

    again, it all depends on your budget. 

  • 1 month ago

    There is no one specific answer.

    At the school district I work for, most of the teachers use their school issued laptop alongside a second monitor. They use one display to present whatever they want and the other one to see their students.

    I would look for:

    At least an 8th generation Intel Core i5 CPU (or AMD Ryzen CPU)

    At least 8 GB of RAM

    At least 500 GB of SSD storage

    Consider buying a second display, especially if you're going to be doing live teaching sessions.

    A web cam if you're using a desktop.Though, they may be hard to come by currently since there is very high demand for them.

    Ethernet connection over Wi-Fi.

    For the most part, a laptop or desktop will work fine for teaching online. It mainly comes down to what works best for you. Desktops are great if you don't plan on moving your setup at all, or rarely. Laptops work well if you want to be mobile.

  • 1 month ago

    anything that is simple enough for you to use.  and, you'll definitely want a camera facing you [laptop has -- desktop, you add it on] for those Zoom meetings.  try some out at your favorite bricks and mortar store.  -- granddad

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    i think a desktop might be better for that

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