Suggested School Supply List
Our experience with the school closures due to Covid-19 suggests that the following additional supplies are necessary for successful remote learning.
- A reliable electronic device such as a laptop or tablet and internet access:
You’ll need a reliable computer that operates at a good speed and is able to handle a variety of different programs. This doesn’t mean you have to splurge on the latest and most expensive model, but you should be able to work with minimal issues. Your internet should also be reasonably fast and reliable, and it’s not a bad idea to come up with a few backup options for getting online if your primary connection is having issues.
- A comfortable chair:
Unlike in a traditional school setting where students tend to move from one classroom to another, you may find yourself sitting in one spot for a while as you engage in online learning. With this in mind, you should have a comfortable chair that you can adjust to the right level to see your computer easily.
- A separate workspace:
It is helpful to have a have a separate area or quiet space with a desk and room for your supplies, textbooks and other items. This will help you focus and get down to work more easily than if you were working on your couch or bed.