Do you use a protective case on student iPads? As a teacher, keeping student devices intact was one of my many classroom management challenges. In my classroom, we had a routine for taking devices out of the cart and bringing them to a learning space. Whether students were sitting side-by-side on the rug, or working independently at their desks, there were lots of ways we used iPads over the course of the school day.
Now that my role has changed, I still spend lots of time in classrooms. Students who try their best to use devices responsibility can have a slip-up. If you’re anything like me, just like when I think I’m being careful, I still manage to drop my phone, iPad, and laptop.
I first connected with the folks at Rug-Ed a few years ago. They reached out to send me one of their cases. I was super impressed with the durability and even gifted one to my dad for his own personal device. In this blog post, I want to share some information on their ProLOCK case. If you are on the hunt for a new protective case for student devices, you’ll want to check this out!
ProLOCK Protective Case
Rug-Ed has created a ProLOCK case that locks an iPad in place. As you can see in the video below, your iPad fits snuggly into a ProLOCK case and isn’t going anywhere. Once the iPad is in the Rug-Ed case, students won’t be able to remove it. You can feel confident that the device is protected.
Although they have a product you can purchase as a consumer off of their website, Rug-Ed has a special set of options for K-12 schools. One thing I love about the K-12 connection is how they work with schools to make sure that deployment goes smoothly. They even offer a plan that includes repair, so you don’t have to worry about setting up separate insurance.
You can get more information on what Rug-Ed’s insurance policy looks like on this overview page. Essentially, schools, students, or families bring a broken device to one of their repair centers. Then the repair center fixes the device and sends it back to your school. This workflow makes it easy to manage any issues that might come up during the school year.
Protective Case for iPads
Now the video below is definitely an extreme version of the power of the ProLOCK case. I don’t think you’ll come across all of these “drop and toss” scenarios — at least I hope not! But the video does provide a great illustration of just how sturdy each protective case really is in terms of getting the job done.
As you can see in the picture below, the ProLOCK case has a carrying handle. Students and teachers can easily transport their device, present while walking around a classroom, and collaborate in a variety of settings.
There are corner bumpers for maximum drop protection and a stand that detaches and offers two viewing angles. You might not be able to tell from the picture, but the ProLOCK protective case has tamper-proof locking to prevent it from being removed.
The folks at Rug-Ed are releasing new colors for their brand new ProLOCK 10 case. You’ll be able to order cases in green, orange, purple, maroon red, yellow. Although it’s nice to have the option to pick your favorite color, for school purchases, you might want to choose a school color. They also just released the ProLOCK 10 case, compatible with iPad 7th Gen (2019), iPad Air 3 (2019), iPad Pro (2017).
The models include:
- ProLOCK 10 — iPad 7th Gen (2019), iPad Air 3 (2019), iPad Pro (2017)
- ProLOCK 9.7 — iPad Air / Air 2 / Pro 9.7 / iPad 9.7 (2017) / 5th Gen (2017) / 6th Gen (2018)
- And if you are using iPad Mini 4 & Mini 5 there is the ProLOCK Mini
Special Discount for Readers
For a limited time, you can get 10% off your purchase if you use the code ClassTechTips10 when you order. When you go to check out, you’ll see a spot to add the discount code before adding your shipping and billing information.