To protect your educational tablets, using cases is the best way to maintain your tech’s longevity in any type of classroom. But with many cases on the market, what would suit your students’ needs? And how can your cases be integrated in your classroom’s learning goals? Here we offer this simple guide on how to choose a case for student tablets.
1. Be mindful of your students’ age group. The first consideration to take when picking cases is the age group that will be using these tablets. Not only is age a good indicator for picking cases based on protection, but it can also help you pick a case suitable for the tablet’s use. For example, Gripcases are lightweight and soft, with its surrounding handle design providing a comfortable grip for children holding the tablet. In addition, these cases are washable and germ and mildew resistant, which help teachers maintain a clean classroom. Older students who might be using tablets for long periods of time might enjoy a case that can adjust to a comfortable typing angle.
2. Pick cases suitable for static or changing environments. Each classroom is unique in its setting: from a busy class of 5-year-olds to the quiet study hall for senior high school students, your case should be able to anticipate various accidents or mishaps. A rugged case like the Gripcase Scribe with screen protection, keyboard and stylus can be suitable for students who will be checking out their tablets and bringing them home, while a slimmer tablet case will provide adequate protection if the tablet lives solely in the classroom. By paying attention to the setting of your tablets, you’ll also be able to pick suitable cases.
3. Consider buying different-color cases for differentiated learning. Like headphones, you can color-code your classroom tablets by case color, to help with your differentiated learning system. We offer Gripcase and Hamilton cases for iPads in various colors, which can allow your color-coded system to stay the same. Ordering cases in various colors is especially helpful when different assignments, applications, or materials are on different tablets–having color cases will help these tablets easy to identify without needing to turn them on and go through the data.
4. Check if certain packages and accessories can be bought in tandem or are compatible with your cases. When buying a case, you should also be mindful of whether or not the case can be used with other accessories. If you already have docks and stands, it’s important to note the dimensions of the cases that change the size your tablets. Some cases might not be suitable for your current docking system or charging cart, so it’s therefore important to make sure each technical component of your set up is compatible with each other. Many of our stands and docks, like the BlueLounge Mika stand or Califone Bluetooth Peripheral Pack can universally fit various tablet sizes, which will allow you to choose any case without worrying about the compatibility of the accessories.
One way to reduce your research time on cases and accessories is to buy them in a set. For example, we offer the PARASYNC Bundle for iPad Air: the charging and synchronizing dock accommodates the protective cases that come with the bundle, giving you a great organizing system with added protection. The cases itself are made with shock-absorbing silicone and textured grip for added comfort, and come with a built-in stand capable of two different positions.
By following these tips, your classroom tablets will be protected in any environment or situation. For more help picking protective gear for your tablets suitable for your students, contact us. We can help you order the types of tablet cases suitable for your needs.