Cologne Academy Online (CAO) families with students enrolled in grades K–8 provide their own desktop or laptop computer. (Desktop and Laptop Computers—for the most user-friendly experience Operating System: Windows 8.1 or later; macOS 10.13 or later Browsers—the latest versions of the following: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge (Windows 10 only), Safari (Mac only) Plugins—the latest versions of the following: Adobe Reader DC, Adobe Connect, VLC Media Player (Mac only)Software Microsoft Office 2007 or newer, Alternative: LibreOffice—a free productivity suite compatible with Microsoft Office file formats Broadband connection is required.) *Prior arrangements with the school may be made if securing a personal device is a burden for the family. Please note: Tablet devices (i.e. iPad, iPhone, Kindle, etc) are not appropriate devices for online learning.