More than just the coolest tech around, Apple’s suite of products are serious contributors in the classroom. Whether you’re a student or teacher, Apple can help you succeed in the learn from home environment.


The iPad is the perfect tool for distance learning. Students of all ages can benefit from it’s easy to use operating system and can further improve the experience with accessories like a Bluetooth keyboard and the Apple Pencil. The iPad also includes features to keep young learners on track like the ability to silence notifications, monitor screen time, multitask, and endlessly customize their learning experience with thousands of available education apps. Check out this helpful activity sheet for creative ways for your child to engage with the world around them and flex their creative muscles.


iPads are a great teacher’s assistant too. From grading papers, to recording ideas, making presentations, and creating an interactive learning experience, this device can do it all. Use the iPad and Pencil as a tablet to allow you to draw while presenting in real time, or use it to record videos and easily share with students to help demonstrate visual concepts. Check out these 30 Time-Saving Tips for Teachers for more great ideas on creating an engaging learning environment for students. Apple also offers a free program to help educators learns skills for teaching with Apple devices.


With students attending school virtually, sometimes more than one in the same room, it can be hard to focus. Apple Airpods are a great solution for teachers and students. Their wireless connectivity keeps you free to move around and out of fidgety hands, and their excellent sound quality, and optional noise cancelling ability with the Airpods Pro, allows students and teachers to hear and be heard clearly.


A great gift this year with more than a pretty face is the Apple Watch. Sure it can keep your kid on time with calendar notifications, but there’s so much more. Activity tracking is a great way to keep moving without team sports and afterschool programs. Features like the Breathe app reminds kids to relax and can help encourage mindfulness, and apps like Babbel and Night Sky can help them learn languages and astronomy.


Don’t forget to stock up on charging cables, and adapters. Running out of power can ruin a lesson and make getting homework done a lot harder. There’s no need to share with the kids anymore, Staples has lots of options to choose from to keep all your devices charged. Plus, you can get them delivered same day through Instacart.