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?
- ∅Lv 71 month ago
teaching what? molecular science? video editing? macaroni art?
each of those has a "best option" for computers.
- i + iLv 71 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.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 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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- PearlLv 71 month ago
i think a desktop might be better for that