Back to School: Supplies for the Classroom – 2019 Edition

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Back to School - Classroom Supplies

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1Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook, Executive Size

The Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook, Executive Size was great in college because I didn’t have to buy multiple notebooks throughout the year. With the Rocketbook, you can just use a damp cloth to clean your pages, and it’s good as new. There are 36 reusable pages and you can blast your notes to Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, OneNote, Slack, iCloud and email. No more wasting paper!

2The North Face Unisex Jester Backpack

The North Face Unisex Jester Backpack lasted through my four years of college. It was able to survive in Boston’s frigid winter. The back support is great even when you’re carrying large textbooks. The laptop compartment fits devices up to 15”. The team members at STEAM Boston still wear this backpack today.

3Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Ultra Fine

The Pilot G2 pens are great for taking notes in classes. The ink flows smoothly and its quite comfortable to write in an extended amount of time. Highly recommend the Pilot G2, Ultra Fine!

4Post-it Super Sticky Notes

The Post-it Super Sticky Notes are a recommend when you’re taking notes from a college textbook. I rented most of the textbooks from Amazon, which means I had to return them after the semester. Using the Post-it Super Sticky Notes was essential in helping me jot down important information.

5Post-it Flags

The Post-it Flags were mostly used for textbooks for marking important pages. If you do rent textbooks and don’t want to damage the pages, this is a recommend. There were also a lot of times where I forgot the page numbers, so the flags definitely came in handy.

6BIC Xtra-Precision Mechanical Pencil, Metallic Barrel, Fine Point (0.5mm), 24-Count

The BIC Xtra-Precision Mechanical Pencil, Metallic Barrel, Fine Point (0.5mm), 24-Count are a classroom essential if you’re in the STEAM field. When I was taking discrete mathematics, I called it my “lucky pencil” because it never failed on me when taking exams. With a traditional pencil, you would have to sharpen it every time. With this mechanical pencil, you just need to refill it with 0.5mm lead. Since this is a 24-count, you will be good for the year.


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