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.
The Academies at Jonesboro High School is the largest school in the area with approximately 1,200 students. After each student at Jonesboro received a MacBook Air device for schoolwork, students and faculty needed a place to safely store and charge the MacBooks both during and outside school hours.