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Guide to K-12 Carts (and Homemade Carts)









When some think of technology storage carts in schools, we are most likely thinking of something like the one pictured above. Take a look at the article linked below to see what storage solutions are currently available for your setting. Also, take a look at some of the homemade tech carts below.

The Guide:

http://www.techlearning.com/resources/0003/guide-to-k12-carts/70354

Homemade Tech Carts

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Pros and Cons

The main pro to each device below is the price is often a lot less than buying a pre-made storage cart. Mainly, the biggest cons to these carts below can be security and setup. These carts do not have locking doors, so the best solution is to keep them in a room that is locked or supervised. The setup on these does take some know-how of carpentry and cable management. It can take a lot of time to get many of these setup.

Overall, I find the cost savings well worth the effort to go with a homemade solution. Especially in a smaller setting. If you have a large deployment of devices, it may be best to go with a purchased solution.

Homemade Storage Options

Here are some storage solutions that I have seen used successfully in classrooms.

Chromebook (or Tablet) storage cart  made with:


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  1. Hanging Folders (with extra support on the bottom)
  2. Rolling Hanging File Cart
  3. Power Strips zip tied to cart.

iPad Rack made with

Easy iPad storage. Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!:
  1. Vertical Paper Organizer (Preferably Metal)
  2. Power strip

Multi-Device Storage Rack made with



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  1. A Mail Sorter (From Office), with holes drilled in the back for charger access
  2. Power strips attached to back


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