Gone are the days when the cars they drove or clothes they wore helped determine their status amongst their peers; today, it is the technology students carry that makes them stand out in a crowd, and in the classroom. Over the past decade, technology has become increasingly important in how students learn, work and interact with others. As back-to-school season approaches, Future Shop, Canada’s largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, is helping Canadian students to be “tech forward” – keeping them ahead of the crowd by showing them how they can take advantage of the latest gadgets to help them rock lectures, stay organized and study smarter.
Now, more than ever before, technology is playing a vital role in the lives of students. Whether helping them stay organized, complete assignments or stay in touch with family and friends, technology is present in every facet of campus life. Technology gives today’s students the opportunity to do more, share more and be more creative than ever before.
To help students stay ahead of the crowd, Future Shop is providing them with tech tips to ensure they have every opportunity to be tech forward:
Professors increasingly use technology and software to present lectures and provide information to students. With the latest tech, students can access important information, add detailed notes and record content during class
Lugging around notebooks and binders is so passé. Utilizing tablets, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (WebID: 10206559) ensures notes, documents and lectures are available at a moment’s notice
During lectures, a small and compatible keyboard accessory, such as the Logitech Android Wireless Keyboard (WebID: 10173134), can turn tablets into note taking machines, allowing you to keep up with the speed of professors
Use mobile technology and apps to build schedules, track deadlines and keep a balanced and organized social life
Sync smartphones, laptops and tablets, ensuring schedules and information are automatically connected with each other, allowing Canadians to be prepared no matter what device is on hand
Save time with a service like ConnectPro to install technology and make it all work together perfectly to ensure the best experience possible. Windows phone and Android tablet? No problem. ConnectPro can sync the devices to get them working together for you.
Group work has never been easier. Maxell’s AirStash wireless drive lets students carry files wherever they go and share them with up to eight devices simultaneously with a secure encryption option
Don’t understand something? Access a world of information online from anywhere through powerful devices like the HTC One X Smartphone (WebID: 10203323), and get the answers you need
When you’re at the library, you want to focus and not be distracted by whispers from fellow students. Music accessories, such as the Puma Keg In-Ear Headphones (WebID: 10199702) will keep the tunes in and the murmurs out – not to mention, they are quite stylish
One lucky Vancity Buzz reader will win this amazing back to school bundle from Future Shop.
Seagate Slim Portable Drive USB 3.0 External Portable Hard Drive (STCD500100) – Black $100.00
Kobo Vox 7″ Touchscreen Colour eReader with Wi-Fi – Lime Green $179.99
Logitech Solar Powered Wireless Keyboard (K750) – English 10162184 $89.99
Kaspersky ONE Universal Security $99.99
Netgear Dual-Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router (R6300) $199.99
Lexar Professional 32GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card (LSD32GBCTBNA400) $99.99
Fujifilm FinePix 14.4MP Digital Camera (XP50) – Orange $199.99
Total value $969.94
To enter here is what you have to do:
1. Retweet the following into twitter:
Win a $970 back to school bundle via @FutureShop & @VancityBuzz http://ow.ly/dbzHi RT to Enter!
2. Leave a comment on this post, tell us your favourite school subject.
You must do all three to qualify for one entry into the draw. One winner will be chosen at random. Contest ends September 3, 2012.
DH Vancouver Staff
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