Tips for purchasing the protective Case for Your Student Device
As schools and districts consider transitioning a digital classroom and deploying mobile devices to students and staff, they must also decide whether to deploy cases to protect these devices and if the additional expense is beneficial in the long run.
In a recent survey, tech directors across the United States helped us to determine that the decision to protect take-home devices with high-quality cases reduced damage rates by 40%. Over the past two decades, Techprotectus has worked alongside technology directors and their teams to learn what program directors look for when making these decisions and help to provide guidance as they embark on technology initiatives.
While selecting a protective case for a student device, keep in mind a few important factors to help reduce the rate of damage. Before purchasing the first one school tech directors should consider the following tips:
Choosing a case partner
Choosing a case partner for your student devices is an important part of the purchasing process. You'll likely need to replenish inventory every year, so it's important to find a provider with a proven track record in the EDU market. Some companies are more affordable than others, but you should also do your due diligence. Consider asking other school districts for referrals or conducting a thorough evaluation of case providers.
Getting feedback from colleagues and decision-makers
It's important to consider the impact that your behavior may have on other people. Feedback is valuable in helping you improve your performance and addressing shortcomings. To get the most out of it, seek feedback from colleagues, decision-makers, and superiors. Ask for clarification and examples of what they're referring to. It's also important to assume that your feedback provider is correct, as this helps defuse negative feelings when receiving critical feedback.
The best time to give feedback is immediately after the event. Feedback is more meaningful when given soon after an event, and most organizations have regular feedback sessions. In-person feedback can be scheduled whenever necessary, but it's best to do it as soon as possible. The reason is that if you give feedback too soon, it may be interpreted as criticism by the learner and will negatively impact departmental relationships. Additionally, feedback that's too long after the event can be questioned as less objective.
Getting a custom-molded case
Getting a custom-molded case for a student device can be a good way to protect your asset while keeping it safe. If you have a large order, a case provider may have inventory on-hand. However, if you need more, a case provider will have to order the cases and ship them directly to the school. Depending on the case you purchase, the lead time can vary from 75 to 100 days.
When purchasing a custom-molded case for a student device, remember that your device will be in the classroom, traveling home, and even being used in different grade levels. You want it to be protected against falls, spills, and wear and tear. Choosing a case that protects your device will make it last for a long time. It is also helpful if you can find a case with fastening mechanisms. These can save you hours of time.
Ease of Installation
Case installation can be particularly