Homeschooling has become a reality for a majority of parents in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the need for reliable technology in homes has increased.

Technology has increasingly become an important element of education. This means teaching children how to use technology is now a fundamental part of any curriculum.

Choosing a correct and reliable piece of technology to help children learn, whether they’re being homeschooled or need to do homework after school, may seem like a daunting task. However, students actually have a wide range of options available to ensure they’re able to continue their learning whilst at home.

Our range of reliable refurbished computers, laptops and tablets are the perfect learning companion for children and are an extremely cost effective and environmentally friendly way of purchasing tech. Discover our refurbished technology selection and get in touch with any questions.

Why technology is important for homeschooling

There are a number of reasons why technology is important when it comes to learning, especially homeschooling and homework. If you have unreliable or old technology, it may mean that children aren't able to easily access apps, connect to calls or complete tasks efficiently.

Reliable technology is important for:

Connection to teachers for curriculum learning

Teachers are now using online technology to teach classes over video conferencing apps such as Zoom. As well as this, they are using online portals to set tasks for students to complete throughout the days and weeks that they are learning at home.

Tasks can be completed and ticked off online, providing a great resource for showing progress and getting feedback to improve virtual learning.

Using apps and online learning portals

A lot of tasks are now set online, using specific learning apps and platforms. Reliable technology allows children to easily access and connect to the right learning platforms and complete homework and assignments all in one place.

Discover more about how schools have adapted over the last year to use online platforms for homeschooling.

Technology provides access to a wealth of information

Depending on the age of a child, they may need to do some research for some of their online learning. With a fast and reliable computer or laptop, they’ll be able to quickly and easily access the internet and find all of the information they need about any topic to complete their set tasks.

Connection to their peers

Not seeing other students and friends everyday may be a confusing and distressing notion for a lot of children, so using online platforms such as Zoom allows children to connect with their classmates and keep in touch with friends easily. This can help keep them connected during lockdowns and whilst schools aren’t open for in person learning.

Why refurbished tech is great for homeschooling

Refurbished technology is an excellent option for homeschooled children, whether you’re a parent trying to find the right solution for your child or a school looking to bulk buy laptops for students.

Cost effective

The main benefit of choosing refurbished technology is that it’s an extremely cost effective way of getting reliable laptops and tablets into homes. All of our refurbished systems have been previously used, but usually they are usually only a year or two old.

Our skilled technicians will upgrade and update all technology to the highest standards - we actually do over 20 different checks on each item to ensure they’re running optimally. You’ll then get a computer that is almost as good as new, but at around 40% less cost.

This also means you can actually get more machine for your money; better spec computers and laptops, with more memory and faster loading times.

One year warranty

In the unlikely event you have any issues, your refurbished system will be covered by our Q20 promise which offers a one year warranty. This gives you peace of mind that our team will investigate should we need to.

Environmentally friendly tech

Choosing refurbished is choosing a green, environmentally friendly technology option. All parts and the entire system itself is being recycled and reused, meaning no new parts have to be made to create the desktop, laptop or tablet. With resources in short supply, and the mining process extremely harmful to the environment, refurbished does a lot to reduce your carbon footprint.

This also a great way to teach children about the value of looking after the planet and how recycling can help combat environmental issues.

Get in touch about your technology needs

If you are looking for reliable, budget friendly technology for your school or your family, then get in touch with our team today.

We’re proud to work with schools and students up and down the UK, helping them to improve the learning experience for children and giving them access to high quality computing equipment.

If you’d like to discuss your options, get in touch with our dedicated contact for the education industry, Sean Wiggins, on 01428 707900 or sean.wiggins@hardwarespares.com.