It’s time to start your back-to-school shopping and Emmy® award winning TV host and technology expert, Katie Linendoll has a shortlist of the best bets for all ages…
New Five Star Notebook and Binder accessories like the Tabbed Pocket Dividers 3-Pack and Storage & Organization Pocket can be snap into a notebook or slide out to store in a binder. The Tabbed Pocket Dividers help students stay organized by adding dividers anywhere they need with a pocket to protect handouts. The Storage & Organization Pocket protects papers while the mesh storage pockets store smaller school supplies providing easy access
From the internationally renowned maker of robotics building sets arises a new model of impressive proportions. Unlike anything else Meccano has created, M.A.X combines Artificial Intelligence (AI) with customizable programming. The result is a one-of-a-kind robot of your own creation!
Budding engineers, innovators and creators can expand their knowledge of programming as they personalize this robot to their specifications. Once built, M.A.X measures 12” in tall. Control it using voice commands, buttons on the MeccaBrain, or the free app! You’ll know exactly what its thinking based on its expressive facial graphics.
As a S.T.E.M robotics platform, M.A.X is designed to engage kids in intellectually stimulating play, drawing on their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math. Not just a learning tool, this robot loves fun! Try playing on M.A.X’s built-in gaming platform; test your knowledge in a trivia game or listen to some funny jokes!
With a multitude of features, kids will want to bring their new friend everywhere! This robot comes with built-in infrared sensors, enabling it to move with agility and avoid obstacles in its path. If you know a young mind in need of a challenge, introduce them to their new friend, M.A.X!
Available at all major retailers. $149.99 USD
Twice a week, nearly a quarter of consumers misplace their house or car keys and more than half say that misplaced items regularly cause them to be late to work or school. Thanks to Pixie, the most advanced tracking solution on the market, we will soon be living in a world where lost and misplaced items are a thing of the past.
Perfect for students this school year, simply affix a Pixie Point tag to anything from binders and backpacks to keys and wallets. Then, use your iPhone/iPad with the Pixie app to find them. Unlike traditional Bluetooth trackers that only rely on a beep to indicate proximity, Pixie uses patented technology to show you their precise location and to lead you to their exact spot rather than just the general area. Pixie can see through walls and show items hiding behind cushions or in an adjoining room. Pixie even find you iPhone when it’s off!
For the student looking for the perfect blend of portability and power in a laptop, the all new, ultra-lightweight LG Gram Notebook is the ideal choice. With three models to choose from, the LG gram is the must-have tech companion for students and professionals on-the-go who want a multi-purpose laptop suitable for work and play. What’s more, the 13.3-inch and 14.0-inch models weigh just 2.07 pounds and 2.14 pounds, and the 15.6- inch model weighs just 2.40 pounds– making them the lightest among their class size in the world.
All models feature a sleek, modern design with a touch screen and fingerprint ID sensor, starting as low as $899.99.They also features an extended battery life up to 15 hours on a full charge making it easier to stay connected with family and friends. Students can leave the charger at home while they’re at class knowing they’ll be connected all day long.
The LG gram comes equipped with a Full HD IPS display to produce remarkable brightness and high resolution, and boasts a 16:9 aspect ratio for a more lifelike, immersive viewing experience. Built around Intel’s 7th generation i5 processor, the LG gram provides maximum productivity and plenty of room for file storage with a large Dual Channel Memory. Users can also easily change the display mode of the laptop, including “Reader mode” and “Movie mode,” which offers versatility for students who plan to use the device for a variety of content.
LG Gram Notebook
Want to get your kids off to a great start this school year? Set up a great home library for their nightly reading and research.
It doesn’t need to take up any space or cost a lot of money. With a subscription to Epic! – the leading digital library for kids 12 and under – your child can have unlimited access to 25,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more. Cost is just $7.99 per month for up to four profiles.
Studies show that having a home library improves a child’s academic success by nurturing a lifelong love of reading and learning. And, Epic! is used by teachers in 87% of U.S. schools.
So why not make it an Epic! school year? Go to getepic.com to get started with your free, one-month trial.
Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Perfect for back-to-school, Sylvan Tutoring focuses on math, reading, writing, homework, and study skills.
Kids who come to Sylvan Learning for math or reading tutoring typically see up to three times more growth in their math and reading scores than their peers. With modern math and reading lessons similar to how students learn in school today, Sylvan also uses the best in teaching and technology to make learning personal and engaging for your child.