All Wylie ISD students are able to bring their own internet enabled devices to school. This includes laptops, netbooks, smartphones, iPod Touches and any device that meets minimum system requirements. Students who choose to bring their own device will have access to a guest wireless network; similar to the current hotel models you may experience when you travel or when you visit a Starbucks or McDonalds. The Internet will be filtered the same as if the student was using a district owned computer. The use of the technology in the classroom will be at the teacher’s discretion and ultimately the student will be responsible for any applications and support needed for their device. To support the implementation of the MyWyFi program the district also uses Google Apps for Education for students and staff. For more information on how to log in to Wylie ISD Google Apps, please visit our Google Apps resource webpage.
The goals for the MyWyFi program are simple - to better engage and prepare our students for the 21st century. We also hope that through the program we are more equipped to support a true anytime, anywhere teaching and learning environment. To better prepare for this program, Wylie ISD staff participates in numerous professional learning activities. In addition, all students and staff sign the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) at the start of the new school year.