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How to Keep EdTech Devices Charged Throughout the Day

As back to school season continues it’s becoming harder to keep up with all of the technology available to students. Since students are often exhausting their devices after continuous use throughout the day, it’s becoming more evident that educators and administrators might want to keep tabs on some of the tools that will help students stay charged all day.

D. Frank Smith of EdTechMagazine has outlined four charging tools that are great for classroom use and effective at keeping students portable devices like Chromebooks and tablets charged throughout the course of the day, even through heavy use.

“With the implementation of district-wide initiatives such as bring your own device (BYOD) and one-to-one, devices have become a vital part of the average school day — and they need to be charged. But not every school is equipped to give each student a dedicated plug,” says Smith.i

So, Smith recommends the Belkin Store and Charge and Secure and Charge, Belkin Power Packs, the Duracell Power Mat and the Mophie Juice Pack. These fur devices might be familiar to adults who resorted to them after mobile devices like their cell phones began losing battery power quickly.

For the most part these chargers will support smartphones and tiny devices. However, the Belkin Store and Charge and Secure and Charge should be highlighted as the most versatile among the bunch.

“These two devices offer a classroom solution to power and storage, perfect for any one-to-one initiative,” said Smith.

“The Store and Charge device can be easily mounted to a rolling cart and wheeled between classrooms. The Secure and Charge charges devices while keeping them protected behind a locked door.”

Keeping devices charged ends the frustration of sudden power down during a lesson. When devices are fully charged, teachers won’t have to stop in the middle of a lesson to tend to students' dying devices, which increases instruction time. Time is extremely valuable in education and cutting out unnecessary distractions is critical.

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Article by Navindra Persaud, Education World Contributor

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