Magazine article District Administration

PowerGistics Provides Secure Device Storage in a Small Footprint: Open-Concept Design Allows Teachers to Easily See Devices and Their Charging Status

Magazine article District Administration

PowerGistics Provides Secure Device Storage in a Small Footprint: Open-Concept Design Allows Teachers to Easily See Devices and Their Charging Status

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Replacing bulky computer carts with slim PowerGistics storage Towers has done more than free up space for Jefferson City Schools in Georgia. The move has saved time, increased student accountability and enhanced learning environments, says Miranda Storey, director of technology and data specialist for the K-12 district.

"We love the small footprint of the vertical Towers and open concept," says Storey, adding that classrooms typically have two 16-unit Towers. "A teacher can quickly see who hasn't returned or plugged in their device to charge. Since two Towers take up less space than one cart, classroom desks can be arranged to increase collaboration."

Small footprint

Each PowerGistics Tower can store from eight to 20 Chromebooks while taking up only about one square foot of floor space. For more than 20 devices, place two Towers at different locations to split the students up and to save time with less congestion at one access point. The military-grade aluminum units can be wall-mounted, free-standing or on wheels. Computers lie flat and plug in to a short cord that eliminates tangles or spine damage. Each individual shelf has dedicated cable management and can be numbered for effortless organization. The aluminum door can be locked without blocking the view of devices, so teachers can check device return status with one glance from anywhere in the room.

Jefferson City started with 64 freestanding Towers in August 2018, and now has 140 that store about 2,000 computers. …

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