New technology in the classroom is always super exciting for the teachers who get the joy of adopting new materials! This is often short-lived when the educator realizes how much planning will be devoted to not only incorporating the devices into the curriculum effectively, but also topics come up such as behavior management, care of the units, rules for student use, internet safety, and more! Not to mention the instructor also needs to figure out WHERE in the classroom the technology will be housed safely.
If you suddenly find yourself presented with a gift of tablets in the classroom, no need to panic about storage solutions. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
1 – First, grab a simple dish drying rack from your local big box store. If you are particular about it matching your classroom decor, spray paint it or add some decorative tape.
2 – Next, find a plastic container that has large enough sides to be able to move the entire unit without losing anything inside. Feel free decorate the sides with decorative packing tape, and cut patterned shelf lining to place inside to keep the items from shifting back and forth.
3 – Finally, grab your tablets and add them to the wire racks! Having the open sides allows for easy charging and if you need to move the set of devices to a different classroom, the box makes sure it all stays put in one place!
Bonus: If you have extra room, place student login username and passwords on index cards, which are housed in a file box of some sort to have everything right at your fingertips!
How do you store tablets in your classroom? I would love to hear your ideas in the comments below!