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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the High-Tech Teacher!

By Jennie Magiera — December 22, 2014 1 min read
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Trying to find some last minute gifts for the high tech teacher in your life? Or wondering what to do with all of those gift cards you’ve been getting this holiday season? Here are some ideas sure to make your holiday bright!

Circuit Scribe $24.95

Shout out to Ben Kovacs for reminding me of this awesome tool. This roller pen has conductive ink that allows students to create circuits with a flick of their wrist. Makerspace just became that much easier and more creative!

Chromecast $29.99 (Chromebook teachers)

Have Android tablets or Chromebooks in your classroom and want to project with no wires? Try out a Chromecast! Simple to use, incredibly portable and at a bargain price.

AppleTV $99.99 (iPad or MacBook teachers)

If you’re an Apple person - iPads, MacBooks or even PCs running software like AirParrot, try out an AppleTV. Wireless mirroring like a Chromecast, but with more compatible devices (with the exception of Android tablets and Chromebooks).

Interactive Whiteboard System $149.00

Want to have an interactive whiteboard but don’t have a four-digit budget to shell out on one? Or like the idea of interactive displays but want a more flexible space for your students? Try out this interactive whiteboard system from iPevo and turn any flat surface in your classroom into an interactive display!

iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera $159.00

Document cameras are SO 2014. Try the Doc Cam of the future - look Ma, no wires! This wireless document camera not only creates its own WiFi hotspot to wirelessly transmit video images, but also has a free iOS app that integrates screencasting software with real-time doc cam goodness. Bridging the digital world with the physical!

Dot & Dash $259.00

Speaking of bridging digital and physical, Dot and Dash (formally known as Bo & Yana), are little robots that respond to student coding app Blockly. For kids aged “5 to infinity” - these robots take coding to the next level.

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