Almost every teacher uses an iPad in a variety of capacities, as a modern medium for their lessons.
However, not everyone realizes how important it is to buy a high-quality iPad case; one that is guaranteed to last you a long time and provide you with enough protection to help the iPad last you as long as possible. After all, an iPad is no small investment, which is why you want to preserve it as best you can.
Before we commence the journey, we have to say that the Snugg case has impressed us the most and that we find it to be our No. 1 choice. Your ideal case just might be something a bit different. With this in mind, we’ll take a look at some of the best iPad cases for teachers and schools!
The Muse Case
When you begin researching in your search for the best iPad cases for teachers and school, you’ll realize what your primary needs are.
The case has to be stylish, meaning it won’t be an eyesore in the classroom. But simultaneously, it needs to be minimalistic, so it can fit in everywhere. As for the technical aspects, it needs to be both protective and lightweight.
On most of these counts, the Muse Case does just fine. One of its biggest highlights is the stand with fully adjustable legs; these have magnetic tips, ensuring maximum stability at 8 different angles. It’s pretty protective as well, with stiff covers that protect in the case of bending or drops.
However, we do have to mention that many users have reported imprecisely cut the port holes in some units. If that happens, it’s obviously a huge issue for people when they plug in their charger or earphones.
- Imprecise port holes
Brydge has been a well-known manufacturer of iPad peripherals for a while now; with an emphasis on their wireless keyboards. If you want your iPad to be as versatile as possible in the classroom, the Brydge Pro Wireless Keyboard is an excellent choice.
Basically, this device transforms your iPad into a small laptop, with a fully functional keyboard and a trackpad. You connect it to your iPad via Bluetooth, but you can physically place the tablet inside two hinges and create a small notebook hybrid.
This would be the best solution of this type if Apple hadn’t released its own iPad-supported Magic Keyboard this year. As of now, the Apple solution is better suited and somewhat cheaper. While the Brydge keyboard does have a trackpad, its functionality isn’t quite as smooth as we’d like.
- Transforms your iPad into a notebook
- Apple has a better option
- The trackpad could be smoother
When you’re buying an iPad case for school, you may not want to invest too much in it. After all, with all the hustle and bustle of your workplace, chances are that it might get damaged or stretched. While that’s still better than damaging the iPad itself; there’s nothing wrong with choosing a budget option for the case.
With that in mind, the ZtotopCase is indeed a top option, all pun intended. Among all of the cheaper models, this is one of the rare ones that simultaneously manages to provide complete edge protection along with enough room for the Apple Pencil and charging ports. These cases are made of synthetic leather and while it can be nice to touch and hold, be aware that it is not real leather at this price point.
Visually, it’s not a particularly exciting model, and it’s not likely to turn any heads. But for its low price, it’s got a surprisingly small number of flaws. The biggest ones are bland colors and visibly cheap materials, but they still get the job done.
- Edge protection
- Excellent port hole design
- Cheap materials
- Uninventive color palette
This is one of the most eponymous iPad cases for teachers and schools, as its function is fully described in its name, this is definitely a snug iPad case indeed.
It does everything you’d want an iPad case to do; but with an accent on protective qualities, as it’s primarily intended for teachers who handle younger kids. Even if an iPad is knocked over during heated childish mischief, it’s not likely to get damaged inside this case.
It has a flip stand, which means it’s decent for situations when you want to present and view your lesson materials. However, while the case is professional-looking; it obscures an extremely thin portion of the screen. This is barely noticeable, but perfectionists might find it jarring. Though, its stylus holder is definitely a feature worth mentioning.
- Stylus holder
- Excellent protective quality
- Obscures a small part of the screen
Twelve South is one of the most iconic iPad cases, especially when it comes to the aesthetic of the case. It’s actually a mixture of an iPad sleeve and a case, but it definitely manages to hold your device with enough tightness to provide ample protection.
It has a specially reinforced spine and a protective layer in the back and the front. This creates an edge-to-edge shell that doesn’t obscure visibility.
The only problem is that removing your device from the Twelve South case can sometimes take longer than with other, flimsier models.
This newer, V2 version brings another neat change, a precise cutout for the rear camera. In the previous iteration of the case, you had to physically take out your iPad out of the case if you wanted to take a picture with it; though not many people use tablets for such purposes. Also, the left side of this case contains a nice little pocket for paper notes, cards, or other documents.
- Protective layers
- Camera cutout
- Sometimes hard to remove
Our final pick is an excellent no-nonsense case that’s not too expensive either. As you might assume from the name of the company, CaseCrown specializes in the manufacturing of cases for all kinds of devices, including iPad cases for teachers and schools.
Their Bold Standby Pro case is definitely one that deserves a spot on this list.
First of all, the case is as easy to handle as possible. The case’s exterior is embellished in a neat leather material that is both water-resistant and generally durable.
Based on your exterior, you can pick from a wide variety of colors, from purple and red to blue and black.
As you may have guessed from the Standby part of the name, the back of the case contains two small stands. The combination of these allows you to adjust a variety of angles for typing and viewing. In a classroom where you might often have to change this to achieve an optimal position for multiple people, this is definitely a plus.
- Plenty of colors
- Two stands
- No interesting aesthetics
Questions to Ask Before Buying a Case
Now that we’ve given you a couple of our personal picks for the best iPad cases for teachers and schools, we’ll take a look at some of the questions that you should ask before buying a case on your own.
What should I pay for a good quality cover?
This is a really broad question, these days, the market for iPad peripherals is huge. As we’ve shown you above, there are cases that include a Bluetooth keyboard and practically turn your iPad into a laptop. These are, in our opinion, the only ones that are worth a price tag higher than $50.
As for the other cases, anything up to forty bucks is more than reasonable. And no, don’t expect a case that costs $5 to fully and securely protect an iPad you paid $500 for.
Do I need those plastic film screen protectors?
There are people that put film screen protectors as well. But in our opinion, this is pretty much a remnant from older iPads that didn’t have as much built-in screen protection. The newer models don’t exactly need these, but you’re welcome to add them if they make you feel more secure.
What is the most common way to break an iPad?
We’ve all heard plenty of horror stories about broken iPads in schools and in homes. There are plenty of ways to accidentally damage one, though we believe that the most common way to do it is by dropping it on a hard surface. If it hits a corner, that’s where they’re the weakest and the likeliest to break.
As you can see, there are plenty of excellent choices when it comes to iPad cases for schools and teachers. If you’re purely interested in functionality and protection, the Snugg case would probably be our best bet, though the others are high-quality as well. Make sure you are staying safe and have a good one!