Technology has dramatically improved the way children learn and grow in the classroom. Without proper plans set in place, technology can also cause delays. Low batteries and unprotected devices could create problems and impact daily learning. Help classrooms run smoothly with the use of charging stations.
Large-scale charging stations provide several advantages to a classroom, including organization and security. Learn how a charging station can maximize your classroom's electronics usage.
1. Charging Compartments
With a classroom of a dozen students or more, traditional charging options could create a tangle of cords and disorganized mess. Devices remain exposed and are prone to damage. A large-scale charging station includes cabinet doors and slots for individual devices. The items stay easily organized and the investment into the advanced tech remains protected.
At the end of each school day, you have the opportunity to lock up the devices and ensure they remain secure inside the compartment. The extra level of security will also keep the devices protected during the school day when you have to leave the classroom. For example, you do not want to dozens of devices left out during lunch and recess.
Much like retrieving a book from a locker, getting a device from the charging station will become a part of a student's daily routine. A student can retrieve their device at the beginning of class and return the device at the end. Many stations include plenty of space to add labels on the inside.
When you label each charging slot, a student will know exactly where to put the device. When a device goes missing, you will know which student's device is gone based on the empty slot. The labels help keep students honest and will prevent major delays as you try to track down devices.
3. Charging Port Options
The devices you use in the classroom could vary. At some points, you may have laptops, and at other points, you could have tablets. Many devices rely on different charger cables like lighting cables or USB-C cables. When you order a charging station, you can select different ports for each row within the station. The variety allows you to hold all of your devices in a single station.
You do not need to spread out the chargers across the classroom and will have the compatibility to handle multiple devices. Use the charging ports as an educational opportunity. Children will quickly learn what the different charging ports look like and know what slots to use for various devices.
You can easily label each section as well. You do not want students to damage charging ports if they try to force the wrong port into a device.
4. Charging Baskets
Another option to consider for a charging station is a removable charging basket. Some students need to venture to other classrooms for different services and could need devices when they do. A charging basket includes portable charging power for devices so the batteries do not run low when a child is out of the classroom.
A charging basket is also easier to carry and may help prevent damage to the devices. A child could bring devices to a library, special education room, or services like speech therapy. Once done, the basket slides right into the charging station and will charge everything, including the portable battery.
Basket sizes vary, but you could order single or multi-device baskets to fit your needs.
Purchase charging stations for classrooms with us at Ward's MediaTech. We will help you set up a charging station to fit your classroom needs and our experienced technicians will also help with any training or tutorials you seek.