Yes, once more it is time for BACK TO SCHOOL!
The trend of imparting classroom education is advancing randomly, in every year. Thatâ€™s why you must equip your kids with much more than just conventional back to school accessories and stationery when they are prepping up for back to school. And this year, students need gadgets which allow them to take notes, connect with fellow students and teachers and access electronic textbooks, cloud-campus, educational websites, microsites, social networking sites, various types of applications and online lessons.
In order to enable your kids to grasp lessons in this state-of-the-art, tech-oriented educational environment, you need to select the right kind of gadgets. Keeping these requisites of advanced classroom education in mind, we have lined up latest back to school tech gadgets for 2013. Following checklist will help you select the best gadgets in a jiffy.
So, letâ€™s see if todayâ€™s chalk talk is worth your time and money.
One of the basic back to school gadgets your kids need is a laptop. There is a wide range of laptops focused for students; many of them are available with special back to school deals. But do not get carried away with alluring deals; rather choose compact laptops your kids can carry easily. At that, Ultrabook devices with lightweight and stylish design, with speedy booting, powerful performance and longer battery life are perfect for your kids.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is a small (13.3-inch) Windows 8 Ultrabook your kid can easily slip in his schoolbag. Your kids can bend the screen at 360 degree and convert the Ultrabook into a tablet. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 comes for a price of $879.99.
Are you looking for a bigger touchscreen display? Then, check out Samsung ATIV Book 8 for $1,199.99. The laptop runs Windows 8 and its Intel Core i7 processor delivers ultrafast performance. Meanwhile, if you are looking for longer battery life in laptops, then go for Appleâ€™s MacBook Air. This 13-inch back to school laptop gives more than 12 hours of battery life for and starts from $1,099.
Whether for taking quick notes, playing games, checking email and schedules or reading textbooks, tablets are studentsâ€™ best friends.
One of the best choices is Microsoft Surface RT with 10.6 inch screen which is available at a competitive price of $349. Another great choice is Acer Iconia W3. It is worldâ€™s first 8.1 inch tablet running Windows OS and starts from $349.99. Both these tablets have provision for optional keyboards for quick and easy text entry.
Another noteworthy option in tablets for back to school kids is Appleâ€™s iPad mini. It comes in handy size of 7.9 inch and is priced at $239.99. If you want to opt for Android tablets, then select Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 for $379.99 is a good price.
List of back to school tech accessories cannot be complete without Smartphones. These Internet-enabled mobile devices let kids stay connected to fellow students and teachers to seek help in projects and assignments, group studies and of course, help them maintain active social life.
Nokia Lumia 928, ranging from $99.99, is a Windows 8-based Smartphone with 8-megapixel PureView camera and a Xenon flash. This is one of the top-most 4G Smartphones out there. Another smart option is Nokia Lumia 521 that also offers 4G connectivity.
In Android segment, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Active are the hottest among students. HTC One offers excellent low-light performance while Galaxy S4 Active comes with waterproof protection. Of course, you can also wait for HTC One mini that is expected to be launched in August.
Apple iPhone 5 is the best when it comes to iOS. It bundles loads of interesting apps and is likely to get a new lease of life when iOS 7 arrives this fall. Appleâ€™s iPhone 5, starts from $199.99 and is available with a new agreement.
Now that you are ready with a checklist of back to school gadgets, here is one thing you must see. Check out this infographic to know how these gadgets are in use in modern classroom. So, witness the digital version of CHALK TALK in your kidsâ€™ classroomâ€¦