Every generation of parents has to realize that school today may be different than school in their youth. While your teens and children are likely to be glued to their tablets and phones, you might not be concerned about how schools are responding to this. This is even for parents who are up to date with current trends. Nowadays, your child is more likely to read off an iPad than from a textbook. Traditional note-taking and tests are also slowly being transferred to the digital realm in many school districts.
So, parents are left wondering: how can you prepare their child to go to school? What supplies will your child need if the paper becomes obsolete? Since notebooks, pencils (pencils, pencils), calculators, and binders have been a part of our education experience for decades, it can be a bit disorienting to suddenly switch to the digital. Is your child going to need a backpack in the new year? If your child learns on their iPad, then the answer is clearly “No”. Consider purchasing lightweight, sturdy iPad cases for education to help you with the following tasks:
1. Text Books Outdated
Textbooks were the heart of formal education for centuries. It is not difficult to buy or acquire the most current edition of the textbook. This is also something we are all familiar with. However, this is no longer necessary. Tablets at school and online texts mean that your child does not need a backpack. Because they will both be reading and taking notes on the same device, it is no longer necessary to have a backpack. Even though they will need to protect and carry the tablet, a single tablet does NOT require a full backpack. An iPad carrying case for your iPad is much more practical and fits in your hand.
2. Backpacks Are Black Holes Of Forgotten Homework
Parents can now look back at their childhoods to see how homework was handled when given to a stressed-out child. The homework disappears. Also disappearing are report cards, notes from teachers, and sometimes papers a child had wanted to keep track of but was unable to because of the mysterious vortex at the bottom.
3. Many Modern Classrooms Accept BYOD (Bring Your Disk)
While schools may initially be reluctant to allow children to use digital education devices in classrooms, as they get used to it, schools will eventually become better at keeping them off of apps and allowing students to bring in their own devices. It’s becoming increasingly common that your child will be permitted to bring their iPad with them to class. In that case, you will want to make sure that they have a safe and secure way to transport it. Not ideal to move around with a bulky backpack.
4. Backpacks Are Easily Tampered With
Most school pranks work well, but it is common for student backpacks to get opened, stolen from or modified. While this is often where the mysterious backpack sock appears, there are also risks that another student might decide that your child’s tablet is too good to ignore. They might steal the tablet, or worse, they may delete important files, change the background, or send offensive messages to friends using a chat program. An iPad carrying case is sleeker and close to the body. This makes it easier for the wearer to move around but also allows for easy access for pranksters.
Parents deal with the changes in the world in their ways. Some parents join PTA to stay connected. Others have long quality conversations with their children to better understand the new environment. Still, others encourage their children to become independent problem solvers. Whatever your parenting style, let your child ditch the backpacks, and notebooks, and bring along adult gear.