Minimum Specifications

Minimum Specifications
Windows Laptop/TabletWindows RT Tablet*Mac LaptopAndroid Tablet*iPad/iPad Mini*
OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 7 or higherWindows 8 RTMac OS 10.7 or higherAndroid 4.2 or higheriOS 6 or higher
MIN. SCREEN SIZE10.1″10.1″11″7″ (10″ recommended)7.9″ (9.7″ recommended)
WIRELESS CAPABILITIESWi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
MIN. BATTERY LIFE8 hours8 hours8 hours8 hours8 hours
RECOMMENDED ACCESORIESHeadphonesHeadphonesHeadphonesHeadphonesHeadphones

*iPad/Android/Windows RT Note
Students may bring iPads, Android, or Windows RT tablets for use in schools. However, it should be noted that not all division applications will run on those devices and students may face difficulties in completing some assignments.

Students should have a Microsoft Office compatible program for creating documents. There are free resources available such as Open Office. Additionally, devices must use the division network while on the school campus.

Devices should have an internet browser such as Internet Explorer version 8 or later, Safari version 6 or later, or comparable versions of Firefox or Chrome.

Commonly Used Applications and Programs in the Division
Windows Laptop/TabletWindows RT Tablet*Mac LaptopAndroid Tablet*iPad/iPad Mini*
Discovery EducationYesYesYesYesYes
Khan Academy (via YouTube)YesYesYesYesYes
Compass OdysseyYesNoYesNoNo
Classroom Community YesYesYesYesYes

The chart above is not a comprehensive list of programs, and applications used in each classroom may differ. Individual schools may use other applications not listed in the chart above.