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.
“We're creating a different perception of what we're asking kids to do. It's not school as they know it.”
THINC Academy Board Member
At the THINC College & Career Academy in Georgia, a unique design inspires and supports a new kind of learning Most high schools are designed with a cookie-cutter approach “that can be reproduced easily,” architectural intern Ashley Smith believes. But that’s not the case with the new THINC College & Career Academy in LaGrange, Georgia.