Top tools and supplies for virtual learning and at-home classrooms

What a difference a year makes! For this new-normal January 2021, start off back-to-school (winter edition), homeschooling and virtual learning right, with the top tools.

Dedicated desk for learning

Creating a dedicated space for learning is the key to focus, academic fulfillment, and fun.

Available online only, this contemporary FurnitureR writing desk is an ideal spot for online learning. It comes in two colour-ways (white with white legs, or grey legs) and is scratch resistant — perfect for the whole family.

FurnitureR 2-Drawer Modern Computer Desk, $169.99

Sporting a 70s vibe, but with all the 21st-century bells and whistles, this styling desk has a large work surface, clean lines, and a wire management system with cut-out grommets to help keep things tidy.

Whalen Manning Desk in Warm Walnut, $149.99

Comfortable and adjustable chair

Comfort is a necessary part of any learning environment — stave off distractions and stay in your seat.

This Herman Miller-inspired task chair is a fraction of the price, without sacrificing style. The mesh back keeps you cooler, the five-star base keeps you agile and the padded seat keeps you comfortable.

Union & Scale Essentials Mesh Back Fabric Task Chair, (available in black, grey and blue) $129.99

Made to last, the Nadler office chair is upholstered in durable Luxura (a leather-like material) making it easy to clean with a luxury look. Available in black or grey, this piece fits in easily with any décor, anywhere.

Staples Nadler Luxury Armless Office Chair, $79.99

Lightweight tablet

Have the right tech on hand to stay connected and be head of the class!

Stay connected this year with this lightweight tablet. Equipped with a long battery life, front and rear cameras (perfect for video conferencing) and a 16:10 aspect ration for optimal viewing, this tablet is a key player in the BTS tool kit.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, $199.99

Level up with this tablet keyboard by industry-leaders Logitech. Compatible with any mobile device through a Bluetooth connection, it’s built-in device cradle hold it at a perfect angle so you can concentrate on learning.

Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard, $69.99

Headphones to keep focus

Clarity without compromise is what a quality set of headphones offer for this back to school season.

Get rid of the distractions and focus with these Sony headphones. They scan your environment for ambient noise and then block it out so you only hear what you need to.

Sony Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones, $79.99

Compact and foldable, these wireless over-ear headphones can take you from relaxing to learning (which these days looks like from the bedroom to the living room). Bluetooth enabled with 15 hours of listening time; they are a great asset to any classroom.

JBL T750BTNC Wireless Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones (available in black, white, blue and coral orange), $199.99

Use these JBL headphones, wired or wireless, for up to 12 hours of learning. Connect via Bluetooth for wireless use and depend on active noise-cancelling technology to help keep you focused on studying.

JBL T600BTNCBLU Noise-Cancelling Wireless On-Ear Headphones (available in black and white), $149.99

Webcam for interactive learning

Showing up is half the battle, and when it comes to virtual learning, there’s no better way to do it than a top-shelf webcam.

This 2 Megapixel lightweight camera offers a fixed-focus mode to offer a depth of field that keeps images sharp, ideal for those who like to sit at the front of the class.

AVerMedia CAM 313 Live Streamer Webcam, $69.99


Did you know that financial support is available for students to help offset costs of the 2020-2021 school year? With the move to virtual learning and the increased need for technology, this support is important. Learn more about this Ontario Government program here:

By Staples Canada

January 14, 2021

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