California District Protects Technology Investment with Mobile Deployment Carts
Schools across the U.S. are making the important, yet costly, investment to bring more technology into classrooms. Since many jobs and careers now require applicants to have basic technology skills, students need to be well versed in using the latest version of technology.
Protecting Mobile Device Investments
In Compton, California, the situation is no different. As educators and administrators at Compton Unified School District (CUSD) seek to close the opportunity gap that many of their 23,000 students face, they need to protect the mobile tablets in which they invested. To ensure that their iPad devices and Chromebooks stay safe, CUSD has introduced 150 LocknCharge Carrier 40 Carts into classrooms to replace carts that weren’t keeping devices safe.
With the LocknCharge carts, teachers don’t have to worry about the safety of the devices as they use them to implement a blended learning model and create a 21st century learning environment. The devices have allowed the teachers to teach students digital citizenship and support the district’s robust STEM and computer science curricula.
“We needed a cart that was secure and easy to use for teachers and students. LocknCharge gave us that flexibility,” said Michele Dawson, Senior Director, Instructional Technology at CUSD. “We have enjoyed the carts and haven’t had any issues with device security.”
Connecting and Advancing All Students
CUSD views equitable access to technology as a crucial factor in closing opportunity gaps for all students, including students from diverse backgrounds. LocknCharge carts support increased access to technology by ensuring that devices are protected, maintained and easy for all educators to deploy.
“We’re working tirelessly toward achieving equity and closing the opportunity gap, which is central to our vision,” Dawson said. “We have a framework for innovation with project-based learning and a blended classroom-learning model that combines individual learning with adaptive computer programming and real world, authentic learning opportunities.”
Keeping Mobile Learning Mobile
The LocknCharge Carrier 40 Carts include a set of portable Mobile Device Baskets, which can be used to protect devices during distribution, quickly move small groupings of devices around the classroom and easily facilitate small- and large-group activities.
“The baskets are great for our blended learning model because we can easily divide up the devices in the carts,” Dawson said. “This extra mobility enables teachers to maximize their instructional time.”
Through the use of LocknCharge’s mobile device Carts, CUSD is protecting its investment and ensuring that students can benefit from the mobile devices for years to come.