In this digital age, we are blessed with modern technology that can do everything from cleaning our homes to playing our favorite music simply by voice activation. Tech is everywhere, and when used correctly, it can be a wonderful time saver and truly improves our lives. If your children are progressing through their academic journeys to the point that extra technology would aid their studies, here are some of the top pieces of tech. Whether your child is preparing for college or is getting ready to prepare for their first major exams, these tech choices will improve their study.
While eBooks and tablets have been readily available for several years now, there is currently a rise in the popularity of digital textbooks for students. eReader devices can store hundreds of volumes of school books and save a huge amount of weight in your child’s backpack every school day. There is also a great cost-saving with digital textbooks because like conventional eBooks, they are considerably cheaper than physical textbooks. Another bonus is that they can be speedily downloaded to the device in a matter of seconds. No more trips to the bookshop, and your children will thank you when they do not have to lift heavy backpacks around with them all day! Some of the most popular sites for digital textbooks include Amazon (with their kindle edition eBooks) and Elsevier.com.
Laptops for school use
Laptops are now becoming a vital part of students’ academic equipment. While laptops have been around for decades, the latest models that are suitable for study tend to be exceptionally lightweight and portable. If your child is a college student, there are a vast range of computers for college students. The ideal laptop for your child depends on what applications they will use for the courses they study and how processor and memory intensive these programs are. Courses with coding and other computer science-related applications tend to require more powerful laptops, as do courses that focus on computer-aided design (CAD). However, for general word processing, web surfing, and standard data applications such as Microsoft Excel, a less powerful (and less expensive) laptop should suffice.
Students who carry their laptops and other tech equipment with them all day need a decent-quality backpack. While most modern tech can handle a gentle knock, it makes sense to protect these investments over the longer term by choosing a backpack that is rugged and water-resistant. Modern backpacks for students also tend to include charging cable ports to allow the powering of their devices. When purchasing a backpack for studies, it is imperative to ensure that the laptop compartment is of a suitable size to fit the laptop in snugly. For an ultra-modern backpack that goes beyond simple charging cables, look for solar-powered backpacks. Not only will these carry your tech around safely, but they use sunlight to store electricity that can recharge your devices on the go. With an abundance of tech in most students’backpacks, using solar power to charge these devices is a brilliant idea and great for the environment too.