Toolbelt for the Tech Savvy Teacher
August 21, 2014 5:18 PM Subscribe
Help! I need a toolbelt-like sling or sash that I can wear in my classroom, to hold a tablet, pens and pencils, and a remote or two. Preferably something that doesn't look ridiculous.
posted by thelastpolarbear to Education (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Basically, I have decided to start teaching with a tablet that I project to a screen, which is awesome. I can access presentations, get to videos quickly, track student participation and discussion.... all while being free to move around the classroom and manage it!
However, I am super super super absent-minded when managing a class of 30 kids. All last year I controlled my computer with a remote control, and it was a running joke in my classroom that I never knew where the remote was, because I would set it down to talk to a group of students and then walk away to help another student without picking it back up. I'm a female, and I like to wear dresses, which thanks to gender norms beyond my control frequently are made without pockets.
My solution? Some kind of toolbelt or sling, preferably adjustable so I can make it fit, that has a pocket in which I can place a tablet when I need my hands to help students. It'd be nice if it had pockets for paper/pens, but honestly, just the tablet would be a dream.
Does this exist? I'd sew it myself, but that's a scary task to take on with first class of the school year starting in about 80 hours.