BYO Device

At NT Christian College we are preparing students to live and work in the 21st century. This involves developing students that are comfortable and thoughtful around technology. In light of this, the College endeavours to educate students about the wise and safe use of technology in both social and work spaces.

NT Christian College runs a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program that allows each student to have access to the technology that they need. It is a requirement that all students have a device and more information can be found on the next page.

As well as the BYOD program all senior classrooms also have access to digital projection facilities in order to facilitate teaching, learning and collaboration.

NT Christian College is a BYOD environment with each student bringing their own device for use at school and home to support their studies. In doing this we wish to facilitate an organic use of technology and prepare out students as 21st Century learners. We encourage parents to be equipped and deeply engaged with this technology as students grow to be wise stewards of their time, resources and learning in all areas of life.

NT Christian College is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) School. All students are required to attend school with a computing device that meets the following criteria.

Device Criteria

  • Must be wireless enabled devices that are compatible with international wireless standards.
  • Applications must be able to operate in an offline environment.
  • The screen size should be equal to or greater than 9 inches.
  • Battery life has a minimum of 8 hours in order to last a full school day without charging. There will be no charging at school.
  • It should be able to have software uploaded that would allow the NT Christian College standard file types to be used, created, modified and stored.

Software Criteria

As we move to a situation of having a range of devices across the College, it becomes important that we work to ensure that the material created on a given device can be shared and opened by other devices. To facilitate this we are looking to standardise the file types that we will work with. This is in line with the NTCET and SACE Board electronic file submission guidelines which are as follows:

  • Image format: An image file in PDF, JPEG, TIFF, or GIF format.
  • Video format: A digital video file in MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4, FLV, or SWF format.
  • Audio format: A digital audio file in MP3 or WAV format.
  • Electronic information files: Word-processed documents, spread sheets, presentations, database files, and so on, should be submitted in any version that is compatible with Microsoft Office up to, and including, Microsoft Office 2010