Happy National Teachers Day!

Happy National Teachers Day! Office Essentials provides supplies and solutions for school districts across the midwest, and we are committed to making it easy for teachers and administrators to find the tools they need.

As schools begin to fully reopen, there’s been a definite shift toward teachers requesting more technology to boost students’ learning. While tech may be trending, accommodating those wish lists often requires a village (or several generous parents from a small classroom, to say the least) due to heftier price tags.

Below are some of the best tech gadgets and gizmos for teachers, as seen on real classroom wish lists. The good news is some of them are under $100 and would make a great year-end teacher appreciation gift.

Microscope Camera, $40

Simply hook up the camera to your laptop to display images of samples and specimens for all to see.

microscope camera

High-Speed Label Printer, $139

Wirelessly print labels on the go, right from your desk (or your outdoor classroom).

label printer

Solar Powered Battery Charger, $57

Perfect for the next time you get the urge to work outside. Plug in and grade those papers while at the park or on the deck.

battery charger

Portable Projector, $79

The mini, portable, high definition LCD NAXA NVP-1000 is easy to cart back and forth to the classroom.

portable projector

3D Printer, $172

3D printing allows for a more authentic exploration of objects that may not be readily available to schools, like animal anatomies and toxic materials. Many models can be upwards of $500, but the Monoprice MP Mini Delta is very affordable.

3d printer

Tablet Storage and Charging Base, $65

Perfect for iPads and other tablets that charge through a USB port, THE SIIG 10-Port Station allows you to power, charge, and organize up to 10 USB-powered devices simultaneously using only one wall outlet.

charging base

Belkin Rockstar Headphone Splitter, $11

Plug multiple sets of headphones into one iPad/iPod—great for listening centers!

headphone splitter

Show the teachers in your life some love, they’ve had a tough year, too.

Basic items like pencils, paper towels, and glue sticks still rank at the top of most classroom supply needs, but whether it’s traditional or hi-tech, Office Essentials has educators covered. Thank you, Teachers!

Sean Jeffries
About Sean Jeffries 5 Articles
Sean Jeffries, Business Development Manager;  Sean has over 14 years of experience selling hardware and technology solutions for business and has been building his own PCs for at least that long. He enjoys being among the first to adopt and experiment with new technology, PC gaming, and teaching his kids how to integrate and enjoy tech at home as well.