Back To School: Must Have Tech For All Of Your Little Darlings

As we count down the days until school starts up again, it is time to figure out all of the items your child will need to help them succeed in class. In the past, this meant simple things, like pens, pencils and notebooks. In fact, when I was in school, the only fun I really had was in selecting the coolest designs for my folders.

This day and age is extremely different, with so many useful and powerful tech devices available perfect for propelling your little ones to new and exciting heights of scholastic mastery. No matter how old your child is, chances are that their academic performance can be enhanced to at least some degree by buying them tech.

The first item usually on the list of most parent’s back-to-school tech is the computing device itself. This usually means a laptop or tablet, or any one of the number of hybrid devices that exist between them. This purchase is the one you will want to


spend the most time on, taking several things into consideration before making the purchase.

The primary consideration you will need to think about is the age of the student you are purchasing for. If your child is very young, there is no need to spring for an expensive laptop with all of the bells and whistles. A simple tablet, such as either a

Kindle or Nook will do the job nicely. While these are billed as ereaders, they contain enough power to run the simple apps your child can use, without breaking the bank.

However, if you child is older, an actual laptop might serve them the best. If you have a smaller budget, laptops like the Chromebook are pretty cheap and should have enough power to handle the activities of any primary education student.

The computing device itself is just the tip of the iceberg. Considering how often your child will be on the device, a portable charger might save them from running out of juice in the middle of an important assignment. Perfect examples of which to buy are the MyCharge Jolt2000M ($50) and the Anker Second Generation Astro ($30).


Another important consideration is keeping you child’s device safe from damage or misuse. Given that kids are, well…kids, the risk of damage is probably greater than their adult counterparts. A computer backpack, such as Solo’s Urban ($50) or the ECBC Thor ($120), has plenty of extra padding useful in keeping electronics safe from harm.


Do you have specific tech device’s that you find invaluable for your child’s education? Let us know in the Comments section below!

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