Back to school technology products – the school year is about to start,
we’re sharing the top tech products to add to your school list.
Can you believe the new school year is already here? Doesn’t it feel like school just let out? Nope, summer is coming to an end and those late nights the kids have had must come to an end as well. Early morning wake-ups are approaching quickly and back to school shopping is in full gear.
Our 2 oldest kids are entering high school and another middle school. As they get older, our back to school shopping list changes. Technology is so integrated into everything that they do both in the classroom and at home. So naturally, our back to school list now includes technology.
Back to School Technology Shopping List
Here are 7 Back to School Technology Must Haves.
Headphones are now a requirement on our school supply list. Here are a few affordable options.
Here’s the deal, headphones are fabulous but for school – stick with the basics. Someone once reminded me that the kids will most likely share headphones and then reminded me of how lice are shared. You are welcome. Buy the affordable and functional headphones for school and save the nice ones for personal use!
RCA 7” 16GB Voyager III
Next on our list of back to school technology products to add to your school supply list is the RCA Voyager III. This low-cost option is perfect for your high schooler and middle schooler as it doesn’t break the bank, offers the functionality needed for class work. But God forbid they lose or break it – you aren’t out the big bucks!
The new Voyager from RCA impresses with spectacular performance. Updated with Android 6.0, Marshmallow, the new Voyager showcases the operating system, clean design and performance upgrades. With an included 16GB of internal storage the Voyager has plenty of room for apps and media. The snappy quad-core processor makes multi-tasking a breeze. Use the front-facing camera to take a quick selfie or the rear camera to take in the scenary. Pick up all the new Voyager with Android Marshmallow, perfect tech for back to school!
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The newest in its group, the RCA Voyager III will not disappoint! With it’s long-lasting battery power, this 16GB tablet is perfect for students who have back-to-back classes! Other features include a front and back camera, a hi-def screen, and compatibility with Google Play.
Graphing Calculator – TI84
Can you believe in today’s world of apps, that the graphing calculator is still on the school supply list? The TI-84 Plus graphic calculator is still a thing! One of the reasons it is still of such use, it is that the TI-84 calculator is approved for use on the following exams:
- PSAT*, SAT*, and ACT* college entrance exams.
- AP* Exams that allow or require a graphing calculator.
- Approved for use on the IB exam.
SAT and AP are trademarks owned by the College Board. PSAT/NMSQT is a registered trademark of the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc. International Baccalaureate is a registered trademark of the International Baccalaureate Organization. None was involved in the production of nor endorses TI products.
Okay, before you say “a notebook isn’t technology, isn’t this suppose to be a tech for school list?” Let us introduce you to the Rocketbook Notebook. This back to school technology is so cool, you just may want to pick up one of these notebooks for yourself.
This isn’t the notebook we grew up with! The Rocketbook notebook is reusable. Yes, you read that right. It comes with 36 reusable pages wipe clean with a damp cloth when used with Pilot FriXion pens. Use the Everlast Rocketbook notebook with pens, highlighters and markers from the the Pilot FriXion line and let the ink dry for 15 seconds to allow it to bond to our specialized paper. When you’re ready to reuse, just wipe pages with a damp cloth, and watch them erase like magic.
To take this notebook a step further, download the app and take a photo of the notes. There are marking symbols at the bottom of each page that tell the Rocketbook app where to send your content. When you’re ready to scan, Just hold your phone above each page. In milliseconds, the app detects and captures each page, producing images more crisp and vibrant than the real thing. Pretty cool, right?
This notebook is amazing for those of us who live in the digital world but love taking notes on paper.
USB Memory Sticks
Since so much work is done on computers, several teachers have asked that the students provide USB memory sticks.
SanDisk Cruzer 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ36-128G-B35)Samsung 32GB BAR (METAL) USB 3.0 Flash Drive (MUF-32BA/AM)SanDisk Cruzer Fit CZ33 32GB USB 2.0 Low-Profile Flash Drive- SDCZ33-032G-B35Samsung 64GB BAR (METAL) USB 3.0 Flash Drive (MUF-64BA/AM)SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDCZ36-032G-AFFPmosDART 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Black / Blue / Red / White / Green (5 Pack)Creazy 1GB&2GB&4GB&8GB&32GB&64GB USB2.0 Flash Drive Memory Thumb Stick Storage Digital U Disk (8gb, Dark Blue)SanDisk Ultra 128GB Dual Drive m3.0 for Android Devices and Computers (SDDD3-128G-G46)GreenDimension High Speed USB3.0 16GB Flash Storage Drive Practical Swivel 4/8/16/32GB Memory Stick Thumb Pen Durable U-Disk (16GB – Elegant Black)Aribelly USB 2.0 Metal Flash Memory Stick Storage Thumb U Disk 1gb/2gb/4gb/8gb/16gb/32gb (Green, 8GB)1TB USB Flash Drive USB 2.0 Flash Memory Stick Fold Storage Thumb Stick Pen Red
Keychain Phone Chargers
I’m all about the kids NOT having an excuse for a dying phone (hence this suggestion and the one below.) Rather than the long charging cords, purchase a keychain phone charging cable that the kids can clip to their backpack. Give them NO excuse for that dead phone! This back to school technology is something is affordable and necessary with just about every kid having a phone now a days!
Wilist 6 Pack Short Apple Lightning Cable with Keychain iPhone Cable 8Pin Lightning to USB Cable Data Sync Fast Charging Cord Support Quick Charge 3.0 and 2.0 Charger for iPhone 5 6 7 iPad iPod 8 InchDOFLY 3400mAh Compact Portable Phone Charger, Mini Powerbank External Battery with Keychain Micro USB Cable for All Devices, MP3 / MP4 Players, Tablets and Other USB Mobile Smartphones(Red)dodocool Lightning Cable with Keychain 2-in-1 Lightning to USB Cable [Apple MFi Certified] 0.51ft for iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/6 Plus/6/5s/iPad/iPodTassel Keychain,Xutu Micro to USB Leather Tassel Leather Key Chain 3 A Charge Sync Cable for SUMSANGG,HUAWEI,NOKIA,VIVO and other Micro Port Phone-BlackWilist 6 Pack Short Micro USB Cable with Keychain Key Ring USB A to Micro B Cables Data Sync Charging Cord Support Quick Charge 3.0 and 2.0 Charger for Android Samsung Nokia LG and More ~ 8 InchShort Lightning USB Cable Tassel Key Chain iPhoneCharger, Nkomax USB A to Lightning Compatible Cable with 7-Inch 2.4 Amp Lightning ChargeSync Cable for iPhone, iPad and iPod( black, white 2 pack)The inCharge Ultra Portable Charging Keychain Cable USB to Lightning 10mm Thin Version GrayAmaziPro8 iPhone Charge Sync Cable + Bottle Opener + Key Chain + Mini Stylus Pen + Dust Plug, Best lightning key ring, keychain charger great gifts for iphone users, bottle opener keychain (Black)5 Pack USB Type C Adapter, AFUNTA USB C to Micro USB Convert Connector Fast Charger with Keychain for Samsung Galaxy S8 New Macbook Pixel XL Nexus 5X 6P-Blue
Power Brick / External Batteries
I’m a total believer that everyone should carry a power brick! I cannot tell you how many times I have needed a charge and this thing has saved me! Equip your kids with a small power stick or external battery, that way that dead phone excuse just won’t work!
Anker PowerCore 10000, One of the Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Batteries, Ultra-Compact, High-speed Charging Technology Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and MorePortable Chargers 16750 RAVPower 16750mAh External Battery Pack 4.5A Dual USB Output External Phone Charger Battery Bank Power Bank (iSmart 2.0 Tech) for Nintendo Switch, iPhone 7, Galaxy S8 – BlackApple Lightning Portable Power Bank, Poweradd Pilot 4GS 12000mAh External Battery Charger with 3A High-Speed Output for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy and More – Silver (Lightning Cable Included)Portable Charger RAVPower 26800 Battery Pack 26800mAh Total 5.5A Output 3-Port Power Banks (2A Input, iSmart 2.0 USB Battery Bank) Portable Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad, and other Smart DevicesAnker PowerCore 10000, One of the Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Batteries, Ultra-Compact, High-speed Charging Technology Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and MorePortable Chargers 16750 RAVPower 16750mAh External Battery Pack 4.5A Dual USB Output External Phone Charger Battery Bank Power Bank (iSmart 2.0 Tech) for Nintendo Switch, iPhone 7, Galaxy S8 – BlackApple Lightning Portable Power Bank, Poweradd Pilot 4GS 12000mAh External Battery Charger with 3A High-Speed Output for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy and More – Silver (Lightning Cable Included)EC Technology 22400mAh Power Bank Ultra High Capacity External Battery 3 USB Output External Battery Pack With LED Flashlight Portable Charger for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Nexus, HTC and More- Black & RedPoweradd Pilot X7 20000mAh Power Bank (Dual USB Port, 3.1A Total) External Portable Charger Battery Pack Portable Charger with LED Flashlight for iPhone 7, iPad Pro, Galaxy S8 and More – Black+RedAnker PowerCore+ mini, 3350mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger (3rd Generation, Premium Aluminum Power Bank), One of the Most Compact External BatteriesJackery Bar Pocket-sized 6000mAh Ultra Compact Portable Charger (External Battery Power Bank) with Premium Battery Cells Aluminum Shell Superior Charging Speed (Orange)[The Smallest] Jackery Mini 3350mAh Portable Charger – External Battery Pack, Premium Aluminum Power Bank, Portable iPhone Charger for iPhone 7, 6s, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 (Black)ALLPOWERS 5000mAh External Battery Charger Pack with Fast-Charging Technology & 2A Input, Ultra Compact Power Bank Portable Charger for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and All Android Smartphones
What back to school technology must haves are on your school supply list? Let us know in the comments!