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5 Smart Tech Picks for Kids

Many schools use Web portals that keep parents, kids and teachers connected. With our busy lives, this can be such a blessing. I know our school posts the school supply lists for each grade on their website and every teacher has their own space to post assignments and other important information. This is especially helpful if you child is absent, it allows them to access the work they missed, so they don’t fall behind. With this in mind, let’s take a look at 5 smart tech picks for kids to keep everyone connected.

The All-New Fire 7 Kid’s Edition Tablet from Amazon has a 7” Display, 16GB of internal storage that is expandable with a microSD card to 256 GB, a Kid-Proof Case and a 2-Year Worry-Free Guarantee. Right now, you can pick this great tablet up and save $20! That’s right, for just $79, your child will have a great tablet and you will have peace of mind that if anything happens, Amazon will replace it for free, no questions asked.


These are the tablets our kids have and we love them as much as they do. To sweeten the deal, this tablet comes with one year of FreeTime Unlimited that gives kids access to 15,000 apps, games, videos, books and educational content for PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney and more.

The Acer Chromebook 11 N7 is only $179 at Best Buy and you can add 1-Year Accidental Geek Squad Protection for just $59.99. This laptop features an 11.6-inch LED backlit display, an Intel HD graphics card for a rich viewing experience of images and video and built-in webcam. With its compact size and 9-hour battery life, this Acer Chromebook is ideal for students to browse the internet and tackle their school projects.

The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 is fun, flexible and ready for adventure! This 11” colorful, lightweight and impressively versatile laptop has four head-turning modes and the latest Intel processors to deliver the performance kids need. This laptop is a great choice for active kids because its features were perfected for a life in motion. The compact size and long battery life are ideal for mobile media and the lightweight body won’t weigh kids down. This laptop was tested to survive just about whatever kids can dish out and prices start at $249.  If this is something that your kids need, head over to Dell.

The On-demand Active Noise Cancelling feature on the Plantronics BackBeat PRO Wireless Stereo Headphones come in handy to eliminate background noise for homework time. These Bluetooth headphones feature up to 24 hours of continuous operation and have a 330-ft. range. Headphones come with a two-year warranty and are available at major retailers like Walmart.

Imaging giving your kids the power to record everything they hear, say and write. You can with the 2GB Livescribe Echo Smartpen. They can replay audio directly from their paper by tapping on their notes. The Echo Desktop software lets them save, organize and play back interactive notes from their Mac or Windows computer. This pen really makes their notes come alive. You can find this smartpen at major retailers like Staples.