Back-to-school season is here, and as our global team prepares to send their kids off for another year (and reminisce about their own school days), we decided to ask: What’s your favorite back-to-school technology, and why would you recommend it?
Here are some of their answers:
An Echo Smartpen! It records audio while you take notes. It’s great for students who have a hard time getting down every important speaking point or focusing for long periods of time.
– Brittany Keele, Account Coordinator
I would recommend parents to get their children tablets. I did some research during my undergrad on the effects of laptops and similar technology on overall GPA in both high school and college and found that there is a positive correlation with the addition of technology.
– Steven Holden, Algorithmic Media Analyst Intern
I highly recommend the Cozi calendar. It’s a family calendar that can hold everything –soccer games, school events, doctor’s appointments, etc. And it texts the involved family members with reminders! With four kids, it would be impossible without it.
– Desiree Harrison, Director, Human Resources
An indestructible pair of school shoes that can withstand, the relentless smashing of child’s play.
– Oliver Gillies, Account Manager
Parents instilling respect and understanding into their children before they start school is, in my opinion, far more important than any technology money can buy. On the other hand, for a secondary school child, I imagine a great piece of back to school tech would be an alarm clock!
– Victoria Lavery, Digital Marketing Suite Sales Manager
The best technology for parents is the meditation app – “White Noise.”
– Mirek Wasowicz, Country Director Poland & Russia
Square Cash. With my son off at college, this is the easiest way for me to send him money to any of his accounts; regardless of ACH.
– Dexter Jones, Manager, Business Intelligence
The Tile item tracking devices. Great for finding lost keys, backpacks – and teenagers.
– Patti Renner, Director of Marketing