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.
High-Speed Label Printer, $139
Wirelessly print labels on the go, right from your desk (or your outdoor classroom).
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.
Portable Projector, $79
The mini, portable, high definition LCD NAXA NVP-1000 is easy to cart back and forth to the classroom.
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.
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.
Belkin Rockstar Headphone Splitter, $11
Plug multiple sets of headphones into one iPad/iPod—great for listening centers!
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!