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Top Tech Tips for a Successful School Year

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Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 2:32 am, Thu Sep 5, 2013.

(StatePoint) The back to school season can be a hectic time for students. With dozens of assignments, tests and projects, it’s easy for some things to get lost in the chaos.

It may start with one loose book or crumpled paper thrown into a locker or backpack, but it can quickly balloon into a disaster area without proper maintenance.

Don’t let messes and disorganization stand in the way of success in the classroom. New technologies and old organization tricks can help you stay neat and organized during the back to school season:

Stay on Task

It is always smart for students to maintain a separate section in a notebook or binder for every class. If there are several parts to one class, keep a section in the binder for each part of that class. Avoid using a different binder for each class as often it is unnecessary and will cause clutter.

Get Desks in Shape

At home and at school, desks are a place for learning, concentration and personalization for students. A lot can be learned about a student’s personality by looking at items on top of the desk or inside the desk drawers.

Students can keep their desks organized and show off their personal style by using a variety of web-connected printing solutions, gadgets with touch technology and detachable hybrid PCs, such as those from HP.

For example, with the HP ENVY 4500 e-All-in-One printer, students can save time creating lab-quality photos and laser sharp documents by printing from their smartphones, tablets and Internet-connected PCs.

Connect in More Places

No matter if a student is in grade school, high school or college, having the right technology can help keep everything straight. An all-in-one desktop PC, such as the HP ENVY Rove20 All-in-One, will help streamline everything from research to art projects to book reports and study aids. With a versatile design and built-in battery, students can easily move it from room to room.

For college students, a device like the HP Split x2 is great for getting things done. It transitions effortlessly from a notebook to a tablet so students can take notes in class and then go back to the dorm to web chat with their families. More information on technology that can help students succeed is available at www.HP.com.


Consider saving space in your locker, book bag or dorm room by opting for e-textbooks. Looking up unfamiliar words, taking notes, searching for passages and highlighting sections for later review is quick and easy on an e-reader.

The school year doesn’t have to be filled with messes and clutter. There are always new ways to be productive, stay organized, and live connected throughout the school year. With just some focus, determination and the right tech tools, organization can easily be achieved. 

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