Each classroom device in my room now has a prominent, red name tag attached to it. The corresponding charger is assigned to a dedicated outlet (several of the outlets in my room aren't working right now... but that's a whole other story), and the outlet and charger are labeled with the same name as the name tag.
Then comes Thelma, the newest addition to our family. She's an iPad mini, purchased with some project funding I procured through OTF this year. Efficient, brilliant and slim,she knows how to connect with students, just like my first principal and mentor, Thelma Jarvis!
The third laptop (whose name I won't share here for professional decorum) is an enigma. Sometimes he works, but more often he doesn't. Like the endlessly-writing-long-notes-on-the-blackboard-for-students-to-copy-without-ever-doing-an-actual-experiment-"Science"-teacher (from one of my long-previous schools) who inspired this sassy little laptop's name, this device looks good, but generally just sits around. Sometimes he turns on when you push his button, but then he just gets frozen on the login screen.
Viola Desmond, like her namesake, is a stubborn little bugger. She's black and battle-worn, puts up a good fight, and makes a difference in the grander scheme of things.
Smurd also lives up to his namesake. Unusual, fun, creative.... and you never know where he's going to pop up, just like the character often drawn and named and left on little notes on my locker by a coworker when I jobbed at McDonald's one school year in Grade 9!
There are others, but you get the idea.
It is sometimes said that dogs look and behave like their owners. In this case, it's a matter of our electronic friends acting in an uncanny way like the folks they were named after!