By: Erika Rodriguez
Tech Expert, Andrea Smith, is here to show us this school year's must- haves just in time for Back to School!
Today’s students are using their computers as their everything device; schoolwork and entertainment, so it’s important to get one that does both really well. Acer’s Aspire R 15 is a convertible notebook with a 360-degree hinge so it transforms from a laptop - for doing schoolwork - to tent or tablet mode for kicking back and watching a movie. It’s got a 15.6-inch HD touchscreen, Acer’s Bluelight Shield which reduces eye strain and Dolby Audio premium - great for streaming videos. You can get this on Amazon right now for under $800. Click here to learn more!
We’ve heard a lot about Ransomware recently, where a hacker locks your data and demands money. With students using open Wi-Fi on campus, it’s more important than ever to use software like Kaspersky Total Security 2017. It protects you from online threats whether you’re using a PC, a Mac or an Android device. It’s got features like System Watcher which guards against ransomware threats and Secure Connection which sets up a virtual private network so your data and privacy are always protected even when using public Wi-Fi. Visit Kaspersky.com to learn more!
If you have a middle or high school student, a graphing calculator is sure to be on their back to school shopping list. Texas Instruments’ TI-84 Plus CE is super thin and light so it’s easy to carry back and forth in a backpack. There’s lots of internal memory for storing images and full-color graphs. And now they come in great colors like Measure Mint and Count on Coral. This will be a great ADDITION that will last them right through college. Click here to learn more!
Along with math and science, some schools are now teaching kids to code. Bitsbox is a subscription box that comes with everything you need to teach coding to kids as young as six. They go from building the apps and learning simple commands to creating their own. Every month they’ll get another set of apps that introduce a new coding concept. The apps they design can be used on any device so kids can share them with their friends. Visit Bitsbox.com to learn more!