In these times of technological advancements, it is has become necessary to keep up with the latest trends. This is more important as the world is becoming smaller day-by-day. Students should not be left behind in these changes. We will look at the essential gadgets that a student should have.
This is one of the most important and at the top of the list for any student. This is because of the fact they have the full capabilities of a desktop but with the ability to fit in your bag. Whether be researching or tackling assignments, a laptop or a notebook is the ideal student companion as one can easily connect to the internet when in a hotspot via wifi or their mobile phones.
A smartphone is essential as it can perform some of the important functions a computer can including word processing, browsing etc.
Perhaps the most exciting of a smartphone’s functions is to run many cool and useful applications (Android, Blackberry, Nokia) that can be directly downloaded from online stores for free or for a small fee. This is in addition to the fact that a smartphone is small enough to fit in student’s pocket.
A digital camera comes in handy when you want to take good quality pictures of lecture illustrations on the whiteboard, for research or a school function for publishing purposes. Although many mobile phones have the ability to take good photos, they lack the many other important features only present in a dedicated digital camera. A decent camera starts from Kshs 8,000 with at least 10 megapixels. Wireless file transfer capabilities or automatic scene selection are added features.
Don’t have a smartphone? No problem! An audio recorder can be a student’s best friend in long lectures and study groups to keep track of conversations and points of interest.
A keyboard-less version of laptops, tablets are quickly gaining popularity in class thanks to their portability, slim physique, and multitasking abilities. Wouldn’t you rather take notes on one of these then a wrinkled old piece of paper?