Gadgets and Tech for at Home Learning

Many students have been switched over to remote learning this year and with the fall school season still in question, it’s important that you know what type of gadgets and tech you should have for at home learning. Today I’m sharing some of the essential items you’ll need to have on hand for back to school season when you opt to homeschool.
Gadgets and Tech for at Home Learning

Laptop
It’s important to have a way for kids to access the internet when you’re homeschooling. Find a laptop that’s equipped to handle the workload that your kids will have during at home learning sessions. The laptop should have a mic and webcam for any virtual meeting requirements and a way to type essays using Word or other programs offered on new laptops.

iPad
Having an iPad can open the doors for your kids to read audiobooks, research projects, and even get some music therapy to help them achieve success with at home learning. When you get an iPad for your kids make sure to go through all of the parental controls so that you know what they’re accessing and when. You may even want to set time limits so that they don’t overuse this at home learning gadget.

Apple Pen
The Apple Pen will help encourage your kids to draw and write more often. Since kids love technology this gadget for at home learning will inspire your kids to write more frequently and allow you to assign spelling words, writing assignments, and much more without needing old school pencils and paper.

Drawing Tablet
As part of art education, you must have a drawing tablet for your at home learning. While you can download apps on your iPad to help your kids with drawing for art class, it’s better to have a specific gadget for at home learning that helps your kids advance their artistic skills.

Audiobooks
Audiobooks are available on almost any gadget for at home learning, but you may consider getting an Amazon Kindle that’s for use only for reading time. Audiobooks can allow your kids to expand their reading and language skills even if they hate reading.

Headset
Lastly, you’ll need to have a high-quality headset for your kids to use during at home learning. This gadget can be used to play music while your kids work on their assignments or for use during virtual meetings with classmates and teachers when working in a remote learning setting.

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These are just some of the best gadgets and tech to have for at home learning. Each of these ideas will help you educate your kids in a remote learning situation. I hope that you can use this list as a starting point to be prepared for at home learning this back to school season.

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  • Colleen

    I think that drawing tablet is a great idea! It really helps promote creativity, and it’s tech, so the kids automatically love it.

  • Bright snow Loveland

    Truly those gadgets are very necessary for home leaning. Especially, Laptop, for easy access to the internet.
    Thanks for ur educative information

  • chad

    I’ve heard about Apple pen but never had a chance to test it out! I would love to get it, that would be awesome…

  • bella

    So many great gadgets, I think I every single one of those things no shame lol!

  • Heather

    Looks like I need to do some shopping, because my kids will be learning virtually for a while.

  • Matt Taylor

    Those are all great gadgets to own. I still don’t own an iPad, haha. I keep meaning to buy one, but never get around to it. I think now I will just wait and see what deals I can find during black friday. haha

  • Mama to. blessings

    We have always homeschooled and we are unable to meet with our co-op as well. So we are meeting online as well which means time for another laptop!

  • Christine Weis

    Definitely! We learned from distance learning that it is so important to have quality, working devices that can be used on multiple learning platforms. All of these items are very much needed as we approach the new school year.

  • Meki (Redefining Us)

    100% would recommend a drawing tablet. Gives a semblance of “normalcy” since you’d get to use your handwriting!

  • Nicole Anderson - Camping for Women

    A solid list of essentials here to help students effectively get through homeschooling successfully. Headphones are a real must to minimize distractions. Audiobooks are another great way to focus and learn, with so many great titles to choose from these days.

  • Sherry

    Who knows what this coming school year will bring. My son already has a laptop and a headset as well as the Chromebook the school provides.

  • Catalina

    Yes, these are tools that are important to someone that is learning at home. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  • Toni Dash

    This is really helpful! Such a great resource for adjusting to the new normal.

  • Jordan Campbell

    Oof, so much money! Great investment for teaching kids at home, though!

  • StephAnie

    Times sure have changed! I was home-educated all the way through graduation, and I didn’t even get a laptop until my senior year haha! But I guess things are a lot different for kids now, huh?

  • Marie Phillips

    These are great tools and mostly necessary even without remote learning. It is a great resource for most people to use!

  • jennifer schreiner

    Exactly what my kids are using to complete virtually learning at home. So much different from when I was a kid.

  • Nkem

    These are quite useful gadgets. Do you think a simple pen and paper can stand next to the electronic technology of today for learning?

  • Krysten Quiles

    Oh man this is so helpful. I got my AA completely through online learning but I’m sure things have probably changed a bit since then.

  • Chloe

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that keyboard!! So cute! And yes, so many necessities! I’ve really come to love audiobooks during quarantine. I’ve learned you can rent a ton of them from our library online!

  • the joyous living

    nice list! question. i don’t know much about audiobooks. you mention you can read audiobooks on ipads. do they come with a book you can read along with? that might help me a lot.

  • shruti

    I am using most of these stuffs..These are the need of the hour. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Kuntala Bhattacharya

    Good suggestions. In fact my son is using laptop, headphone, iPad, and different online software for his learning. Dint use Apple Pen, will check out as most of my smart devices are from Apple.

  • Steven morrissette

    Ya all kinds of thing I was already addicted before the whole covid thing.

  • Heidi

    I still have an iPad on my wishlist and I don’t work or do school at home. Great tips!

  • Emman Damian

    We really need a good tablet and laptop for home learning. It’s the new normal now. Also, a stable internet is required.

  • Rosey

    We have a drawing pad for the kids (magnetic). It really does encourage them to draw and get off the technology. I love it.

  • Shannon

    I’ve never heard of an Apple pen or drawing tablet. I have to look into these for myself and then maybe I’ll pass it down to my son. Haha

  • Rhonda Albom

    Some of these items have become required for school children in NZ. It is good that these were required before schools were closed.

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    Hhhhmmmm….an Apple Pen! I would like to get myself one like that. I would love to use my Sketchbook more easily.

  • Trot.World

    These are all so helpful. more so in these days! Love the Apple pen, it has come in handy for so many things, mainly also just going paperless!

  • Monidipa

    Not only help learning but it helps in everything. Much needed stuff they are!

  • tweenselmom

    These gadgets are definitely useful as learning resources in home! Thanks for sharing these with us!

  • Rachel

    Yep! These are all things I’m going to need this year!

  • Aishwaryaa

    Very useful post. I also wrote about galaxy s4 note. Hope that too help for homeschooling. Thanks for sharing ❤️

  • WorldInEyes

    Glad to know all about this..Thanks indeed for sharing..great work though..This blog post is quite interesting and helpful one…

  • Rosey

    A quality headset is worth investing in. The cheap ones quit working very fast.

  • Jackline A

    This is a good list. We have most of them except an Apple Pen which sounds like something to invest in.

  • katrina Kroeplin

    these are great ideas. i love gadgets and technology.

  • Hannah

    These are the gadgets I use on a daily basis whether I’m at home or at the office. Thanks for sharing!

  • chad

    These are awesome!!! I have an old ipad, I am thinking of getting a new one soon that I can use as a second screen…