Are you a parent who’s about to homeschool your kids yourself or work with a tutor or online provider, or a student who’s about to start homeschooling? While homeschooling can be wonderful—and is a necessity during the pandemic—it can also be challenging.
Searching for the best device for homeschooling? If you’re in need of tech solutions that can help make your homeschooling experience that much easier and more fruitful, we’re here to help! Check out our list of must-have gadgets for homeschooling.
Apple MacBook Pro
The MacBook Pro sits atop Apple’s lineup of laptops, and, as such, is a great laptop for homeschool and one of THE ultimate devices anyone can use for homeschooling. The Pro boasts a Retina display enhanced with True Tone display technology for a more natural viewing experience. MacBook Pros run some of Intel’s most powerful and cutting-edge processors available nowadays—the 1.4GHz quad-core 8th-gen and 2.0GHz quad-core 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processors; can be had with from 8GB to 32GB of RAM and 256GB to 1TB of storage space; and also feature Apple exclusives such as the T2 security chip for enhanced security, and the Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID for heightened access and productivity. The MacBook Pro can be had in 13-inch and 16-inch variants and in your choice of Space Gray or Silver.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
Homeschooling students need to be able to shut out distractions in order to concentrate on their studies. A wireless Bluetooth headphone set like the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is tailor-made to help. Like other Bose products, it offers excellent sound—in this case due to its patented active noise-cancelling technology that produces an opposite signal to cancel out external noise (don’t fret, settings are available to modify exactly how complete this sound cancellation is)—and class-leading ability to pick up on what the user is saying. Bose also designed this headphone set to be comfortable on the ears and head even during the longest of calls. Lastly, thanks to built-in capacitive touch sensors, users only need to tap the right ear cup to manage volume, calls and music. Color options? You can pick from Black, Silver and a rose-gold-like Soapstone.
JBL Link 20
But what if you’re being homeschooled along with your siblings, for instance, and you all need to be able to listen to your lessons at the same time? You can invest in a speaker set like the JBL Link 20. This is a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled voice-activated speaker that boasts JBL’s trademark excellent sound as well as built-in far-field voice recognition to allow for easy and reliable hands-free operation. It’s sensitive enough to pick up on sounds across the room (and thanks to its built-in Google Assistant feature, it can act on requests right away). The Link 20 is compact but also incorporates a powerful 6000mAh battery, rendering it usable for up to 10 hours, and is also waterproof just in case of spills.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
What if you’d rather not use a PC or laptop and would rather use a tablet instead? Tablets have really come into their own these days, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is seen by some as the best tablet for homeschooling. Graphics buffs will love its smooth 11-inch, 2800×1752 120Hz display, underpinned by its powerful Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage space. A quad-speaker setup featuring AKG and Dolby Atmos technology will wow users, and an 8000mAh battery ensures that you don’t run out of juice too soon. Link it up with a Bluetooth keyboard to use it like a PC, or try using Samsung’s own low-latency S Pen to scribble in notes—the Tab S7 offers a cool new way to study. Get one in Mystic Black, Mystic Silver, or Mystic Bronze.
Oppo Reno 4
Lastly we’re also recommending a smartphone for homeschoolers. Many people think that smartphones aren’t as important as other devices when it comes to home learning, but that’s far from the case. A smartphone like the Oppo Reno4 would be perfect for such a scenario. Its 6.4-inch dual punch-hole display is excellent for viewing text, video and images on, and its powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor as well as 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and 4015mAh battery help it provide great and consistent performance. The Oppo Reno4 is available in Galactic Blue and Space Black.