Best tech gadgets for students is a paid collaborative post with Very.co.uk as part of their Back to University campaign. With student loans reducing and the cost of living increasing it is important to choose what tech gadgets you take to university wisely. You want to ensure that they are fit for purpose and will also survive the heavy usage that they will take during your time studying.
Our children are growing up and learning in an environment so different to when I was at school. Online technology is a given. Video content is available at the click of a button. I remember the school only having one TV on wheels and often my class would come to my parents house to watch a TV program! For the last month or so we have been reviewing the MWorld app and I can safely say that the boys have loved it and both MadDad and me think it is a fantastic way of reinforcing learning without kids even thinking they are learning. What is MWorld?
At eight and nine, my boys do not have mobile phones. I want to hold off on them getting them for as long as possible. But if they had mobile phones would I put a tracking app on them and use it as a parenting tool? I have to admit my first reaction is hell yes! What got me thinking about this, well Folr, is a location-tracking application which offers real-time information on the whereabouts of the device it is installed on from kids, elderly parents (with consent of course) or anyone who agrees to be tracked, quickly and easily.
I really struggle with sleep. I seem to have been an insomniac all my life! When I was a baby and child it was unusual for me to sleep more than four hours a night and it used to really get my parents down. This has continued in to my adult life and I have struggled with insomnia on and off for years. One of the ways that we try to control my insomnia is to ensure that the bedroom is a sanctuary and that w e do not have technology in that space. It is for beds and other furniture. I was really impressed with the beds available at The […]