BYOD from home

Here are the following specifications for BYOD devices for the MWPS 2017 laptop program

  • Windows 10
  • Intel Series 6 Celeron or greater
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB SSD
  • DUAL BAND 802.11AC or greater (AC wireless is mandated because we are replacing every wireless point in the school to provide faster more reliable coverage and support the growing number of devices and AC connections will allow us to do this)
Portal Device BYOD
WARRANTY SUPPORT Onsite warranty, aided by school support and loan device As provided by manufacturer, commonly return to base up to 6 week delay, no loan device
TECHNICAL SUPPORT Provided by school Not available, Support limited to wireless connection only
SOFTWARE Provided by school Parents provided with list of required software
NETWORK ACCESS Students can access network resources Network access not available
PRINTING Students have access to printers Printer access not available from the device

As noted above, students wont have network access however we use Google Apps for Education as well as Office 365 which allows students to work online and save their work on their own onedrive/googledrive. This means students are able to access their work at school and home as long as they have internet access, which promotes a connection between work in the classroom and at home.

SOFTWARE

To download a free version of Microsoft Office click on this link below and ask your child to log in using their Office 365 details.

https://www.office.com/1/?auth=2&home=1&from=ShellLogo

You will see Install Office 2016 in the top right hand corner, please click and follow the prompts.

The link below will take you to the list of software required for BYOD at MWPS.
(There are instructions on where to find the software in the document.)

Software list for BYOD (2017)-1tzm6p0

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