Back to school is here, but this year looks a little different. Tech Expert Katie Linendoll and BacktoSchoolTech.com teamed up with a few brands to show us what’s cool for school while students and parents navigate this new normal.
Imagine learning that constantly adapts to your child’s specific needs, strengths and weaknesses allowing you – the parent – to work from home at the same time, knowing that your kids are getting exactly what they need. VirtuaEducation.com is the answer. By combining artificial intelligence with the latest advances in learning science and neuroscience, VirtuaEducation.com develops personalized learning pathways in reading, math and science and is incredibly easy to use! Constantly adapting to your child’s level, VirtuaEducation.com offers 2,700 micro-lessons and provides unlimited access to 25,000 age-appropriate e-books, audiobooks, magazine subscriptions including National Geographic Kids, online book clubs, instructional videos and more! It’s the one-stop shop for all of your kids supplemental learning needs this school year, no matter where! Priced at $1.00 for a 30-day trial and then $29.99/month for the subscription. Available for purchase and for more information, visit www.virtuaeducation.com.
Here’s the perfect family fun game to pass the time while school/camp/regular playdates are not in session! What Do You Meme? is now available in a family edition! All the fun of creating our own hilarious memes with our caption and photo cards, updated with completely family-friendly content. Everyone gets to be the judge, and everyone will get lots of laughs competing to be meme queen or king! Perfect for parties, family game nights, holidays, reunions and more. Perfect for kids ages 8+. Priced at $19.99 and available for purchase at Amazon, Walmart and Target. For more information, visit www.whatdoyoumeme.com/family.
This cool toy provides endless hours of scree-free STEM fun, helping kids as young as 5 learn hands-on coding and critical thinking skills without the need for a phone or tablet. Botley 2.0 the Coding Robot is the next generation of Learning Resources’ award-winning Botley the Coding Robot! Botley 2.0 brings new functions to the world of screen-free coding for kids as young as 5 years old. Code a light show with Botley’s colorful light-up eyes, play a game of “Botley Says”, or use the six-direction remote programmer to build coding sequences of up to 150 steps. Turn off the lights and watch Botley’s built-in sensor detect the dark and light up the night, or discover secret codes that transform Botley into a train, ghost, police car, and more! Priced at $84.99. Available for purchase and for more information, visit www.learningresources.com/.
These new water bottles get top marks…and their easy-to-use design means less mess and more confidence! Contigo Kids AUTOSPOUT Straw Water Bottles feature a 100% spill proof spout, so car seats and school desks are always safe from spills. Kids press a button to open the pop-up straw for an effortless one-handed drinking experience – one that mom, dad or teacher doesn’t need to mess with – and they love the fun colors and designs featured on the bottles. When it’s time to clean up, parents will be happy to know all parts are top-rack dishwasher-safe, the lid easily disassembles for full-access cleaning, and the lid is designed to eliminate all nooks and crannies in which dirt and grime could get trapped. Prices starting at $11.99. Available for purchase at www.GoContigo.com, Walmart and Target.
If you want to find out about all of these products and more, just head over to BacktoSchoolTech.com.