This fall marks the annual pilgrimage of students to the educational institutions across the country, also known as the back-to-school season. As families prepare to send their youth off into the great unknown (think Hunger Games), pencils and three-ring binders just don’t cut it in today’s digital age.
With skyrocketing tuition costs and a seemingly endless number of tablets, computer accessories and smartphones, not to mention the astronomical costs of college text books, students are looking to save anywhere they can. And while giving up breakfast and lunch in favor of a nightly pizza buffet may seem like a good choice, there are better things for a student’s wallet (and health).
Computers are a mainstay in any dorm room or college apartment, often running non-stop for 4-5 months at a time as students work through and endless stream of term papers, critiques and other projects. Students are practically required to have their own computers, but the peripherals that go with them can easily be shared.
If you have become accustomed to unlimited cable TV access at home, you may be in for a rude awakening once you hit the dorm room. The good news is that most of the content you would find on cable TV can be found online legally and at a fraction of the cost (in many cases, free). In addition, you will find much more content on the Internet than is available on cable TV for a truly enhanced viewing experience.
This post will give you the information you need to cut your cable TV ties, save money and enjoy your content through your high-speed Internet connection – all in the comfort of your dorm room.
Monitor / TV
The concept of a “TV” has certainly changed over the past few years, as traditional cable TV content is now viewed on computer monitors. Depending on your preference, your computer monitor may be all you need.
If you do choose to purchase a TV, this guide should help you make the right choice. We suggest that if you go the TV route, choose one that can also serve as a computer monitor, extending your laptop or PC’s viewing area.
With so many useful gadgets available to us, it can be difficult to determine which give us the best value. In this post we will look at the general types of items that are useful for a student on the move, along with some specific recommendations. As always, we would love to hear how you are making the most of your own digital toolkit, so be sure to drop us a comment about your experiences.
Yes, it’s that time again, out come the back to school checklists. Time to stretch out and brush the dust off of your study habits. This blog post is the first in a series of back to school posts that are designed to help you quickly readjust to school life using today’s technology to jump ahead. We’re kicking things off with these four tips to help you improve your note taking skills.
With the start of the school year looming, now’s the time get up-to-speed on the latest gadgets and tech solutions that will make the learning process and getting that A+ in Advanced Calculus and Victorian Literature all the more possible, we hope!
The days of the pocket calculator and the green screen desktop computer are long gone; technology has delivered significant improvements over the years. Not only can they help streamline your homework, but they’ll also show your peers that you’re tech-savvy and take school seriously.