This article was guest-written by Adriane Gilmore
In the midst of the digital revolution, it’s no surprise to see schools taking advantage of technology’s offerings. With developments like e-learning and online courses becoming more common, it seems digital is the way to go. However, despite all this, there’s still some value to be found in keeping physical storage, especially for electronic items. From providing general cleanliness to reliable backups, here are some reasons why educational institutions need proper storage cabinets.
Keeps classrooms organised
At the most basic level, having storage cabinets in the classroom gives students a space to store their things, such as bags, books, and any personal electronic equipment. Of course, proper storage is also needed to hold students’ work in the classroom overnight, as it is still mainly physical. It will also keep school electronic devices safe and ensure that they don’t go missing.
Not only does this contribute to the tidiness of the classroom, but it also has psychological benefits with teachers Kyle and Sarah stating that a neat classroom keeps students from getting distracted in the middle of class. This is an important aspect of creating an environment conducive to education, as Maryville University has found strong correlations between a student’s mental strength and their ability to learn. Not only will the students be more motivated to study, but teachers will also enjoy their work more if they teach in a clean and organised environment.
Classroom facilities such as projectors and laptops are also better stored in strong storage units, especially if you have kids running around the room. Fortunately, cabinets such as our LapCabby units are very durable, which means they can survive daily wear and tear for years to come.
Allows teachers to store their own materials
Between the sheer number of test papers, printed handouts, and other materials they need to effectively conduct their classes, there’s no one who needs proper storage cabinets more than teachers.
Normally, regular cabinets are fine. But if your faculty uses gadgets like laptops and tablets to conduct their lessons, then they’re better off with one of LapCabby’s thoughtfully designed storages. In fact, we can even customize them for you to ensure that our units are built to fit all their needs.
Helps offices organise their paperwork
One sign of a disorganised school is not having a proper paperwork system. If the behind the scenes part of the school is not organised then this has a knock-on effect on the classroom and how well the students perform, as well as how the school is viewed as a whole. This is why schools need to back everything up onto digital storage units as well as organise their physical copies. And these digital devices should also be stored correctly to avoid being misplaced which would take a lot of time to recover from. This is why it helps to have one of LapCabby’s storage facilities that can hold, protect and sort them.
A good school administration setup is the backbone of any successful school, and it needs to be organised.
Protects your files
Over recent years, the education sector has become more susceptible to the threat of malicious hackers. As a matter of fact, Campus Technology lists the education sector as one of the top ten industries that are most targeted for cybercrime.
As such, it greatly helps to have a secure way to store your files not only digitally, but physically too. After all, there are many possible cyber risks in the school environment—be it poor security protocols, or dealing with a large network of users who can unknowingly bring malware into the network. This is why it helps to store your computers and other devices in a locked compartment so that they can be only distributed to those who need to use them. This will prevent unauthorised access, which increases the risk of a cyber breach. Our products can safely store them for you. LapCabbys are even tested on the highest safety standards worldwide to ensure that it does the job.
All in all, physical cabinets are not only good for keeping things in order, but for maintaining the quality of the school’s overall environment as well. From tidier classrooms to easier access, everyone—from students to administrators—benefits from this setup.
Adriane Gilmore is a freelance writer with an interest in tech and teaching. She can often be found at her desk writing articles on her favorite topics. Though, she does find the time to let loose on weekends by reading a good book or playing with her dogs.
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