Your Chance to Win The Only 3 #BacktoSchool Supplies Necessary This Year

Your Chance to Win The Only 3 #BacktoSchool Supplies Necessary This Year

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With the exception of Kleenex, nearly everything else on the following back to school list is obsolete and replaced with just three items in the 21st century classroom.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

1) Chromebook Flip

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.

Cost: $229

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.

Cost: $19.99

3) Internet On The Go MiFi

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.

Entry details:

  • Compose via Google Doc.
  • Invite lnielsen.professional@gmail.com as an editor
  • Title of the document is #BacktoSchool3
  • Your submission should include:
  • Title
  • 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.

Lisa Nielsen (opens in new tab) (@InnovativeEdu (opens in new tab)) has worked as a public-school educator and administrator since 1997. She is a prolific writer best known for her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator (opens in new tab). Nielsen is the author of several books (opens in new tab) and her writing has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal (opens in new tab), and Tech & Learning.  

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