Technical Requirements such as a decent laptop and a fast Internet connection are an absolutely vital part of online teaching, so it’s best to invest in decent tech to give you the best possible start. You don’t want your WiFi cutting out during your interview or your laptop failing on you halfway through your first month of teaching!
Prospective teachers often ask themselves: Can I teach from my smartphone or tablet? What is the cheapest laptop I can get away with? Do companies have certain Internet speed requirements?
Each company will have different technical requirements – for instance, most require a minimum Internet speed of 10Mbps. You can check your Internet speed here.
It will come as no surprise that another must-have for online teaching is a working laptop – and most companies won’t let you teach without one. But these generally have specific system requirements, too, including a minimum CPU, RAM size, operating system and screen resolution. BlingABC’s has some of the strictest requirements of the leading teaching schools, so if you can meet these, you should be just fine with every other company. Headsets with an inbuilt microphone are also a must for most employers.
Below you can find the best laptops and headsets that meet all of these requirements, at the best prices out there.