In the Blue Springs School District, we are what you might call a “PC district”. What this means is that the majority of our computers are PC’s running either Microsoft Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating systems.
Based on the above information, here is our recommendation for student BYOD devices:
PC’s: *You will have Microsoft Office available for free through your Office 365 account.
Laptop – any make or model running Windows 7 or 8.1
Tablet – any make or model running Windows 8.1 and can support a Bluetooth keyboard
Ultrabook – any make or model with attachable keyboard running Windows 8.1
Non - PC devices (not optimal but will work just fine):
iPad – Will work fine with Bluetooth keyboard and mobile Office apps (free apps) loaded
Mac Book – Need to have Office 2013 loaded (free available through your Office 365 account)
Chromebooks – will work but you will only be able to use the basic online Office tools rather than the full version of Office 2013 since nothing can be downloaded to this device.