Classroom technology use results in a steady drop in charge, and serious battery drains result from gaming, video streaming, and Web browsing. Add after-school and personal use, and the possibility that devices didn’t start out fully charged, and the potential is there for any device to run out of power during the school day.
This loss of power causes anxiety for students. Recharging can also be a problem as most school buildings are older and lack sufficient power outlets for today’s demands. School districts therefore need to think through a complete power strategy, which can include items such as Bretford carts, stations and lockers.
“In class we are always creating things. It seemed logical ... to design a space that fosters creativity and innovation.”
Middle School Science Teacher
Marymount’s learning environment imparts a set of 21st century skills where students learn to utilize technology effectively, express themselves with clarity and eloquence, and collaborate in pursuit of common goals. To stimulate this environment, Marymount educators set out to create an 'Innovation Lab' learning space for both the lower and middle school campuses.