Putnam City Schools Designs Charging Station with LocknCharge
District collaborates with company to create custom charging solution to support digital learning initiatives
MADISON, Wis. (Aug. 17, 2017) – To help refresh their digital learning initiatives, leaders at Putnam City Schools in Oklahoma collaborated with LocknCharge to design and release the Putnam 16 Charging Station. The school district will install 500 charging stations for the 2017-18 school year.
“Our district is in the process of creating our own digital curriculum, so students will increasingly use mobile devices as their textbooks. We didn’t find any stations that fit our needs for this initiative, so we approached LocknCharge about creating a custom solution,” said Charri Stratton, director of instructional technology at Putnam City Schools. “We wanted a charging station that didn’t take up classroom space and allowed teachers to look and easily see if all the iPads were put away and charging. LocknCharge provided that.”
Putnam 16 Charging Station for iPads
The Putnam 16 Charging Station charges, stores and secures 16 iPads. The pre-wired station comes with an external charging status display and a built-in mechanical combination lock. The school district plans on putting 400 stations in their middle schools and 100 in various classrooms that have a 1:1 program.
“There aren’t many vendors that would take the time to really listen to our vision and allow us to create a solution that perfectly meets the needs of our teachers,” said Cory Boggs, executive director of information technology at Putnam City Schools.
“Having worked with Putnam City Schools since their initial iPad deployment, it was a natural fit to partner together as they continue their bold 1:1 and digital curriculum initiatives with a new way to secure and power their iPads,” said James Symons, CEO for LocknCharge. “We are excited to take this charging station and custom solution approach to other classrooms to support their use of technology.”
The Putnam 16 Charging Station comes with a lifetime warranty on the station and a two-year warranty on the electrical components. The station can be stacked on top of others or mounted to the wall. The dimensions for the station are 27.7 inches by 12.3 inches by 13.9 inches.
To learn more about the Putnam 16 Charging Station, visit www.lockncharge.com/products/putnam-charging-station.
LocknCharge is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of mobile deployment solutions with headquarters in Australia, USA and Europe. LocknCharge offers a solution to the growing problem of physically managing the deployment of mobile devices in classrooms and businesses around the world. To learn more about LocknCharge for Education or request a quote on iPad Charging Stations, please visit: http://www.lockncharge.com.
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When CVUSD, a district with 19,500 students in 22 schools that cover an area in Thermal, Ca. as large as Rhode Island, realized that only 16 percent of their students that went on to college graduated, they looked for ways to change their culture in order to better prepare their students for the 21st century. Though CVUSD is one of the poorest school districts in the country, superintendent Dr. Darryl Adams set out to become the first school district to provide all P-12 students and teachers with Apple iPads. The district realized that they also needed a solution to manage over 20,000 devices. With the help of LocknCharge’s EVO 40 cart, CVUSD has accomplished the goals of its 1:1 program with the seamless introduction of the tablets into every classroom.
“LocknCharge has been a great partner for us,” said Dr. Adams. “They listen to us, they’ve made adjustments to their products for us and they’ve been very supportive in responding to us. Their product is key to us protecting our investment in our technological devices.”
“Dr. Darryl Adams and his staff had a bold vision to become the first school district in the country to have an iPad for every student and teacher,” said Steve Ledbetter, president of North America for LocknCharge. “Their steadfast dedication has made that dream a reality. We are proud to play a role in helping protect, charge and distribute over one million devices to school districts such as CVUSD.”
After the incorporation of over 20,000 devices into his schools, the U.S. Department of Education honored Dr. Adams as one of the top 100 most innovative superintendents in the country at President Obama’s Next Generation High School Summit.
LocknCharge is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of mobile deployment solutions with headquarters in Australia, USA and Europe. With over 300 million tablets sold, LocknCharge offers a solution to the growing problem of physically managing the deployment of mobile devices in classrooms around the world. To learn more, please visit: http://www.lockncharge.com/