Welcome to the 1st Annual Tech Savvy Homeschool Gift Guide. These toys and gifts are ones that I either have (***) or would buy for my sons personally. This list includes a variety of interests and price points. My son helped me with many of the selections so you are getting it straight from the horses mouth! It does not include any video games because we do not own any gaming systems so I don’t have much of an opinion on different ones.
Check out the Tech Savvy Gift Guide for Kids for even more great ideas!
Note: The prices are from Amazon unless otherwise noted (as of November 2018). I am an Amazon Affiliate and if you click the picture of the toy to make your purchase, I receive a very small percentage of the sale, which helps fund our homeschool. Just FYI!
The Echo Dot saves so much time in the morning. Perfect for those who try to sleep in. Use it for podcasts, fact-finding, weatherman, music source, home intercom and more! Pair with a subscription to Amazon Music ($9.99/mo) or Amazon Prime Music (free) for access to millions of tunes on demand.
Best for looking at the moon, impress your friends! Portable telescope with magnification 16X – 200X, the perfect First Telescope for kids & astronomy beginner
This 3-channel audio mixer is great for budding YouTube stars, DJs and more. Ideal for mixing audio/music from computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, Amazon Echo/Dot, mics and instruments.
Stun your teachers with your knowledge of Organic Chemistry. Great for hands-on learners!
Great little stocking stuffer for your teen. Pop Sockets attach to phones and tablets to provide a grip so you are less likely to drop the device. There is a wide array for designs and you can even design your own on the Pop Sockets site .
Just to shut them up about storage space on their computer (so my son says–I think he wants this one himself).
Rechargeable universal battery for your mobile devices such as your smartphone, smart watch and more. Great for the power hogs in your family or those away from home for long hours.
My son uses this for just about everything tech related a Must Have. *** The kit includes a soldering iron and precision electronics repair tools as well as wire cutters, crimpers and more.
This Multimeter has all the bells and whistles it even tells you wire temperture.
One on the best Raspberry pi kits on the market.
With literally thousands of courses to choose from including watercoloring painting, white-hat hacking and foreign language, Udemy can help your children pursue personal interests with talented and passionate educators from the comfort of home. Be sure to check out the ratings and watch for sales (often $10 per course!).
I own these and use them all the time for listening to podcasts and music. Wireless, comfortable and not too pricey, these headphones are the perfect set for your teen (or you!)