Carol Here: As technology use is becoming more and more prevalent in schools, we sometimes have to be creative with what we have and don’t have. At my school, we are fortunate enough to have a very involved group of parents and PTA. They were generous enough to fund a class set of chrome books for our students! We decided that we would have a sign-up sheet for teachers so they would be able to sign up and use the chrome books for an hour or a day, depending on the schedule. One problem: No way to store, charge, or move them around. Now, I would love to take credit for our solution but unfortunately I can’t, the credit has to go to our brilliant Computer Instructional Specialist. He told us about an idea he saw that has been used effectively in other schools that also do not have access or money for a proper cart. Here is what he came up with.
Its a simple file folder plastic crate. Each chrome book is placed in a file.
The power cords will fit through the holes in the crate and plug in to a power strip. (ssshhhh…don’t tell John we are minus a power strip a power strip at home 🙂 )
The power strip gets plugged into a media cart with wheels and presto, our storage, power, and mobility problems are solved!
Although this is not “pretty”, it does the job, so we wanted to pass on the idea to others in the event you have a similar situation or need.
Thanks for looking!