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During this period of Tech4boomers has several times searched the web looking for the “Back-to-School equipment deals”. However, this year we are not in a ‘normal’ mode of preparations, due to the Coronavirus constraints and concerns on us and our young children, college students, and family members. We wonder how this all affects our schooling programs and learning environments.
♦ The stress factors Coronavirus has placed on our considerations for returning loved ones to school (and work) require a different kind of support. I am certain the conversation(s) about what we should/can do about school attendance in a pandemic period in our society is something we could all use help with.
♦ If you would like to hear a conversation about these concerns, please click the link below and listen to a podcast, which gives you information on what Dr. Tyler Black has to say about how to navigate decisions for your children and family. The interview is conducted on The Big Story podcast website.
If you’re still looking for last-minute back to school deals for your school supplies and laptops, I’ve searched around and found one or two suggestions, which may help you.
I’ve always gone to Wirecutter for their observant and expert advice on all sorts of products. Whether you are in college, grade school, or going back to school yourself, it’s a good place to start. Scroll down through the menu screen to find the products you’re looking for. Then, select the filter option. And while you’re at it, sign up for their Newsletter to stay on top of good purchases. https://thewirecutter.com/deals/
You will also want to look at https://Inkgrabber.com, and https://www.inkjets.com, to find the best deals on toner for your printers.
- As soon as you start to get the “jitters”, as you send your young college students off to fend for themselves, you may want to take a look at this set of suggestions, published by US News. It is an article about wellness for Parents no less! Click this link, and “breathe” US News for Parents
It’s that time again when we are overwhelmed with questions about what to buy for the new school year, or maybe you need some new technology devices for yourself. I have learned over the years when purchasing equipment for my family, or myself to check with another knowledge base other than my own :). I am a fan of searching the www for ideas on what’s new according to some of the experts: students and New York Times Personal Tech, Brian X. Chen. This is a summary of what I learned: MacBook Pro is preferred for use with a traditional keyboard and Google Docs/Google Presentations. These apps are available through the web.
- For students who have digitized textbooks a tablet may be preferred. Tablets are easier to use for reading. In addition, Microsoft Excel and Word is used with these Tablets.
- The type of devices to buy may also depend on the student’s field of study. Science students may best be served with a laptop, which can handle multitasking more efficiently.
- Design and liberal arts students may find tablets a better ‘fit’ for their field of study.
Here are some suggestions for equipment: $899 Mac Book Air. Tablets: $599 iPad Pro, $499 Microsoft Surface 3. As for SmartPhones, checkout Apple iPhone 6s, or Samsung Galaxy S7. Take note Apple could release a new iPhone soon. And, do not forget to buy a battery pack. Suggestion: $20 Anker’s PowerCore Slim 5000.
There are many more suggestions in this article you may want to check, such as Audio Accessories, and Coffee/Food gadgets for your college students. Source: Off to College? Maybe These Devices Should Go Along – The New York Times
Once again we are fortunate enough to have tech experts to help us with deciding what type of technical equipment is worth our consideration when purchasing laptops, smartphones and all the other gadgets that we use in today’s tech world.
Back-to-school days are just around the corner – – and for some families it’s already here. Most of us can use information to aid our students in locating the best devices to buy and use to get their school work done. Below are some ideas worth looking at. As always click the link provided for the full article. Continue reading
It seems that it was not so long ago that preparing our grade school children, high school teenagers, and college bound students for back to school items consisted of purchasing new clothing, books, pencils, crayons etc. Maybe we knew more recently about laptops, or desktop computers; however, there is a whole new world out there when it comes to understanding what to buy for your students, and yourselves :). That’s why Tech4Boomers searched around for some suggestions that you could review if you are still deciding what to do, and what to buy. Continue reading