School-funded laptops need proper care and protection, and security carts are an effective method of transportation and storage. If your district plans on expanding its inventory of laptops, a dedicated storage location helps prevent damage, drops and theft. Follow these guidelines to manage your school mobile technology carts and ensure devices return in excellent condition.
Teachers and school employees should know where laptops and carts are at all times. To manage your school's mobile technology cart, use a sign up sheet for teachers to indicate when they would like access to classroom technology. Establishing a location for pick up and drop off helps with organization and accessibility.
Your technology department should specify the intended use for classroom laptops. Having users read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy form keeps guidelines clear. You can also assign a staff member to assess the condition of laptops upon return to report any missing parts, scratches and damage.
Make sure all students understand school laptop return procedures. Consider implementing the following protocols:
Classroom laptop carts should be under close watch at all times, and the charging station should have a permanent home that is locked after school hours. Consider locations such as storage rooms, computer labs and libraries to help deter theft. You can further increase security by adding locks to technology cart doors. Only provide the key to teachers that follow laptop sign up and return procedures.
Teachers must be careful when transporting technology carts from point A to point B. Always fasten laptops and charging cables so they are off the floor prior to pushing or pulling the cart. Remember to navigate the technology cart with two hands and consider transporting mobile stations when students are in class and the hallways are clear.
Your district can better protect devices with permanent cases that enhance durability against spills, scratches and dents. Higher Ground offers innovative products to protect the technology that students rely on. We offer protective cases for school-funded devices such as laptops, Chromebooks and iPads. With these functional cases, students can return technology to carts without having to remove accessories.
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