Implementing flipped learning curriculums into a class can be a daunting project for any school or teacher to undertake. Effectively utilizing the benefits of flipped classrooms requires not only the training and technological know-how, but the right tools. Charging and syncing solutions are a necessary part of the flipped classroom and are a core tool in the successful implementation of this advanced teaching strategy.
Why are they such an integral part of the classroom? Let’s take a look.
One of the first tools that a flipped classroom introduces to the classroom are digital learning devices, normally these take the form of notebooks, tablets, or iPads. Classroom devices are a great way to engage and connect students, but they can pose some particular difficulties that a flipped classroom needs to solve, namely where do you store these expensive devices, how do you fit so many devices in the classroom space, and how do you get enough plugs to charge all of them. Classroom charging solutions aim to fix all of the above, while adding in some great value added benefits.
First let’s start out by classifying the different types of charging devices. Classroom device charging solutions come in two different design forms, charging cabinets and charging carts, in order to provide choices for schools. Both of these designs come with different benefits. Charging carts are mobile allowing for more than one class to have access to tablet learning on a rotational bases.
Charging cabinets, on the other hand are stationary, providing for a fixed charging location in classrooms. Due to their stationary design, charging cabinets are extremely flexible in where the can be located, either mounted or stacked, and provide a much more compact design compared to charging cabinets.
So how do they fix the problems of classroom devices?
Most modern charging solutions are constructed out of solid steel and provide secure locking mechanisms. This provides schools with a safe and protective place to store devices. Not only do they provide a safe place for storage, but charging solutions also use intelligent cycle and adaptive charging technologies to identify where power should be allocated and help further protect devices from over charging.
Charging solutions in the end provide a convenient solution to the question of where do you put your device when not in use. They also completely remove any of the hassle of finding plugs to charge the equipment and remove cord tangles with customizable slot sizes and a cable management system. This adaptive storage design allows for numerous classroom devices of different types to be arranged in a low-footprint area, which makes storage less messy and easier on teachers and students.
Why are they necessary for the flipped classroom?
Without access to the appropriate charging equipment flipped learning curriculums can come to a screeching halt. We have all been a student in our lives. How many times have you forgot a charger or left something at home. Now try teaching a class using tablets when 3 of the thirty students don’t have their device. It’s going to be a lot of extra work.
Classroom charging solutions make sure that all of the devices needed are always stored in the classroom. The unique charging and device management systems make sure that every student in the class has their device charged and ready to be used during class time, saving time and stress on teachers and allowing flipped learning to flourish in the classroom.