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February 18, 2021

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Does your child need a tablet for school this year? We’ve done the hard work for you and found the perfect option (and it’s affordable too!)

The introduction of individual devices in the classroom has opened up an incredible world of possibilities when it comes to your children’s learning.  That being said, with so many options (and so many opinions!), researching the right tablet for school is a task that most of us are guilty of putting off. I mean, who has the time to trawl through countless websites and stores especially when we’re not even sure what we’re looking for?

To take the stress out of tablet shopping, we’ve done the hard work for you and found the perfect option in the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7. Check out why we love it below!

Design

An important element to consider when purchasing a tablet for school is the reality that your child will have to carry it with them wherever they go. It’s super important that whatever device you choose is portable and lightweight but doesn’t compromise on quality design.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 offers a sophisticated, slimline design with a durable metal body and a total weight of under 500g, but still manages to include a 10.4″ display and quad speakers with Dolby Atmos surround sound.  You really can have the best of both worlds!

Functionality

When choosing a tablet for school, finding a product that will stand the test of time is often the top of most parent’s lists. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 has a powerful Octa-core processor and 3GB RAM that ensures apps will load quickly and run smoothly every time.

Not only that, but the choice of either a 32GB or 64GB storage option, and the ability to reach up to 1TB with microSD compatibility, means there’s no risk of running out of room in a hurry, and parents can adapt and tailor the tablet to suit their child’s needs over the years.

Versatility

It may seem like purchasing a tablet for school means it will just be used for lessons and homework, however, the versatility of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 offers so much more. The 8MP main camera can be used for photographing projects and performances but can also double as a portable companion on nature walks and family holidays for high-quality pics in just seconds.

It’s also the perfect choice for a totally immersive cinema experience on the go keeping kids entertained on even the longest of car journeys. We love a multi-purpose device that can go from classroom to weekend!

Reliability

What’s the point in choosing a tablet for school only to have it run out of charge before lunchtime has even begun? Reliability is so important when it comes to your child’s learning but so many devices just don’t have the power to last through an entire school day. Thankfully, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is always ready for learning and fun!

The huge 7040mAh battery in combination with the ability to put the device into dark mode guarantees long-lasting power, and for extra busy days, the 15W Fast Charging capability will have your child back to learning or playing in no time.

Safety

Giving your child their own device can be a daunting prospect, especially when we are constantly hearing about the dangers of the internet. This is where the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is ahead of the rest thanks to its Samsung Knox multi-layered security system which protects your child’s tablet at every level.

In addition to the inbuilt security features, switching the tablet into Samsung Kids mode can help get your children started on their digital journey in a safe way, with the ability to set restrictions on playtimes, apps, and contacts. It even offers usage reports so you see exactly their activity – no lying about homework here!

Affordability

Buying a tablet at any time is a significant investment, but when it is a tablet for school, the thought of spending a lot of money on something that will live in your child’s bag alongside their uneaten banana can feel like the stuff of nightmares. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7  brings kids a digital classroom and playground but is also kind to your bank balance at the same time.

For as little as $379, you can provide your child with the most valuable tool they could ever need to support their educational journey and also purchase a multi-purpose device that the whole family can enjoy!

What do you look for when purchasing your child a tablet for school? SHARE it in the comments!

  • I am lucky our school provides enough devices to cover use at school and this is not an expense I have to bare. But high school I believe is another story.
    Definitely do your research and find a tablet that is worth it and cost effective, also know that you can advise school you can’t afford it as the DET can provide this assistance to you.

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  • This is a good article and it really should come down to cost effectiveness for the price but I do not Brit even in tablets for students as it is not attainable for some parents. Those on pensions already struggle and cannot afford a tablet. Especially if it’s a specific one.

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  • We definitely look for reliability and one that’s easy to use, this sounds great.

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  • We didnt have much choice it had to be an Apple I pad of certain gernation

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  • Mine too, having 4 boys though, gosh it is expensive

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  • I have two kids who have to either share a device between two or three other kids or bring their own. In the the beginning, I bought the cheapest device I could find for my middle child. He came home and said the kids were teasing him for having such a cheap tablet. My other child has vision problems so I bought him a larger one, so he could zoom in on the font so it was easier to see. But the problem was that kids were throwing their football around and threw it into his one day old tablet, causing it to break. I can’t replace it now, so now he has to share. The problem is my kids are all shy, so the dominent children get first go on the tablet, sometimes they never get a go. It’s not an ideal situation, but I have told them, the only way they can get a chance on the device is to speak up, but they do everything to avoid conflicts especially with the physically intimidating boys.

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  • For those who have to provide their own tablets for school, make sure the apps the school use are compatible with your device.

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  • Although I don’t need to buy one, thank you so much for all the hard work on sussing out the Samsung and it’s safety and reliability aspects.

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  • Schools usually provide too

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  • It’s not compulsory for our kids on primary school, although many kids bring their own to school. For our kids at High school we bought laptops. My husband has his own computer repair business and knows how to get good deals.


    • My Daughter wants an iPad for her Birthday olive in Melbourne she wants one with a stylist & 64 GB what would be a good one for her l am a single mother on a pension even a good second hand one would do but l would prefer a new one could your husband help me out with some advice please Tracy R

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  • I’ve been trying to avoid tablets since my son was born but I guess this is the future

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  • My daughter’s school provides them also.

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  • I’m lucky our schools aren’t requiring parents to purchase these. They are supplied in school.

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  • It’s just another expense you have to face for sending your kids to school.

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  • I’m against tablets for children.

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