Neal Nye , Aug 6, 2019

The ongoing digital evolution in K-12 education is leveling the educational playing field. From established programs like one-to-one and BYOD to new project-based learning initiatives, approaches to education are rapidly moving to the digital realm.  

The evidence is clear: digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Almost all educators agree that digital learning has a positive impact on student achievement (95%) and teaching effectiveness (92%). While the use of technology in the classroom far outweigh any risks, having technology as an integral part of class doesn’t come without its challenges.   

Over 98% of teachers think that a tablet or laptop enhances student learning and engagement. Despite this, the second largest barrier to successful implementation of a BYOD and one-to-one program is charging devices.   


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Charging Students’ Devices Among Largest Barriers to Digital Learning Program Implementation  

Unsurprisingly, digital learning does have its barriers. Lack of time to incorporate technology, not enough devices (laptops, tablets, etc.) for students, and ineffective professional development are few challenges to digital learning programs 

But, one of the most common challenges and limitations in classrooms is access to power. In fact, 64% of teachers are frustrated by issues related to power on a daily basis. While there are a variety of charging products on the market – like carts, lockers, and cabinets – these are only solutions when students aren’t using devices.  

So, what do you do when a student’s device needs charged during class? It’s likely that you run extension cords from outlets to student desks to charge devices. Maybe you have power banks that have enough amperage to charge laptops and Chromebooks. Or, you send the student to the office to get a loaner cord or device. These solutions are a disruption to the learning experience and contribute to a lack of focus and disengagement in class. And until now, these were the only solutions to device batteries depleting while in class. 

Keep Students’ Devices Charged During Class With KwikBoost EdgePower 

Districtwide initiatives like BYOD and one-to-one have increased EdTech spending year-over-year. With devices like laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones now being an integral part of class lessonsit’s no surprise that IT directors, teachers, and other school administrators are finding it difficult to address the issue of these devices needing charged while in use during class. 

Educators can now provide adequate access to power and keep students’ devices charged in the classroom by investing in laptop and Chromebook desk chargers like the KwikBoost EdgePower. The KwikBoost EdgePower is a battery-powered charging station that is both portable and cordless. This charging station is unlike any other product because you don’t need access to an outlet or power source to charge laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones while they’re being used during class  

The KwikBoost EdgePower easily clamps to the edge of classroom deskstables, and other common surfaces, which makes reconfiguring rooms to support your unique learning environment effortlessThe clamping feature also makes it easy to move the KwikBoost EdgePower from desk to desk. All thats needed to tighten it to a surface or loosen and remove it from a surface is an Allen wrench (which comes included with the product purchase).  

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No matter if you’re a superintendent, IT director, principal, or teacher, you and your students can benefit from the KwikBoost EdgePower. Here are some of the top ways school districts and individual classrooms benefit from this product:   

  • It’s portable and battery-powered, meaning no outlet is needed to charge devices while in use  
  • Keeps students focused and engaged by charging devices while in use in the classroom  
  • Eliminates class disruptions caused by laptop, Chromebook, tablet, and smartphone batteries needing charged 
  • Maximizes desk space to ensure that students have plenty of room for devices and other class tools 
  • Cordless feature keeps classrooms free of trip and safety hazards caused by extension cords

As EdTech spending continues to rise and digital learning initiatives continue to evolve, it’s increasingly important to provide adequate access to power in the classroom and keep students’ devices charged during class. If the current infrastructure of your school buildings cannot accommodate the digital shift, the KwikBoost EdgePower may be the solution you’ve been looking for. 

Contact us today to see how the KwikBoost EdgePower™ can power your students’ devices during class!

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