When the parents and teachers of today's students prepared for school, they had a long list of supplies and back-breaking book bags. Thank goodness that can be a thing of the past for students today.
With the exception of Kleenex, nearly everything else on the following back to school list is obsolete and replaced with just three items in the 21st century classroom.
The 3 Back to School Supplies for Today's Learners
The Chromebook Flip is a laptop and a tablet in one device. Type or write. It's up to you. It also comes with a full productivity suite of collaborative apps perfect for schoolwork: Docs, Drawing, Sheets, Slides. All apps work even when not connected to the internet. 9-hour battery life means you don’t have to worry about a power cord.
2) Zippered Carry Case from Griffin (opens in new tab)
Practical and stylish lightweight case with three separate zippered compartments to hold whatever else a student might want to bring to school. Perfect for headphones, tissues, keys, and makeup.
For those times when you need the internet, but don’t have a connection, use a MiFi. This one can connect up to five devices. Consider splitting the cost with a few classmates.
Cost: $59.88 for a device. Data plans range from $10 - $45 per month.
What do you think? Great back to school list? If you agree and want these supplies for your learning, submit a blog post to me explaining why these back to school supplies would enrich your learning. I will select one entry to publish on my blog and the winner will receive all three items.
- Compose via Google Doc.
- Invite email@example.com as an editor
- Title of the document is #BacktoSchool3
- Your submission should include:
- Your Name
- Brief bio (1 sentence)
- Post explaining how these supplies would help you learn more effectively.
- A photo that captures you as a learner
Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.