e of my big tasks each summer is to prepare our 200+ iPads to go back to the classroom. This process includes cleaning, installing recent iOS updates, replacing broken cases, and so . ce I prepare them, we start handing them to the teachers so that they fall into the hands of the students.
While doing my podcast with Fraser Speirs, I often received emails asking me what my recommended cases were, charging solutis, and so . I wanted to list some of my favorite items here. If you are also planning for the back to school, you can review your current setup to see if any of the items I menti here could help you:
The case we are currently using is the JetTech iPad case. It can usually be found for less than $ 10, it is durable, it supports sleep / alarm clock when you open it, and it is easy to install. As I already mentied, you have to pay attenti to iPad cases because if you end up with an iPad that costs $ 30, you will spend thousands and thousands of dollars.
Do you know what my strategy was? To buy the cheapest case possible, then I cstantly remind students how much is the iPad. My current case is this model. It’s $ 8, and it provides basic protecti. Will this cover a direct fall the ccrete? Probably not, but it is much cheaper and much more functial.
It’s not as sophisticated as something that Apple sells, but it works for us.
If your iPads stay in your class during the night, you will need a way to recharge them. If you want to go high-end for load requirements, look at the Bretford or ERC4Kids solutis. They both provide large charging statis that you can lock. If you want to go low budget, I recommend an Anker load brick. Depending how many iPads you have, you may need them, but they work well.
If you need additial lightning cables in bulk, I recommend the choice of AmazBasics. They have a 6 foot opti for $ 8. I found them very durable over the years. There are better es, but for mey (and in bulk), that ‘s the way to go.