When you are a homeschool parent, it can be challenging setting up the best learning environment for your child or children. Part of that learning environment includes technology for education. While many of us might make due with an older desktop computer, you can make homeschool easier with a Microsoft Surface Pro.
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My husband purchased a Microsoft Surface a few years ago. His needs were not very complicated and it had what he needed when traveling. However, I wish we’d saved up for a Microsoft Surface Pro.
The best way I can describe this device is the flexibility of a tablet with the processing power to rival most laptops. If you want to have a keyboard, you can add the Type Cover with perfectly spaced, backlit keys and a large trackpad.
A key feature that grabbed my husband’s attention is the microSD card reader as well as one Full-size USB 3.0 port. He uses this to pull photos from his camera while traveling and then transferring to a portable hard drive for back up. When you are in the field for weeks and snapping photos of the animals and scenery of Alaska, you do not want to run out of space on the memory card.
You can customize your own Surface Pro in the Microsoft Store. Ordering directly from Microsoft will give you free shipping and free returns, plus an extended Holiday Return & Exchange Policy! And, through December 24, 2015, you can save $150 on Microsoft Surface Pro 4 i5 128GB.
Ways You Can Make Homeschooling Easier with a Microsoft Surface Pro
Depending upon the age of your child or children, there are so many ways to make your life easier with a Microsoft Surface Pro.
Portability of schoolwork is something many of us who homeschool need. Some of us have kids in different activities with siblings in tow. Or, maybe your family has decided to do some road schooling. Regardless of the reason to leave the house, the size and weight of the Surface Pro make it easy to bring with you.
Use of the Surface Pen and Windows Ink allow your child to develop handwriting skills. And, you don’t need to worry about broken pencils or pens running out of ink.
As many homeschoolers know, our homes can quickly become cluttered. As a book lover, I still foresee the need for several bookshelves. I know that going digital can save some serious physical space in the home environment. Whether it is a book for pleasure or a textbook in digital format, you can house a lot on the Surface Pro. And, it takes up almost no space in your home!
With up to 9 hours of battery life, your child can watch lots of Khan Academy videos or others to help him learn all without needing to be plugged into an outlet. With headphones plugged into the Surface Pro, they won’t disturb other siblings with their work.
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Curious about our older Microsoft Surface with Type Cover?
My college son uses it all the time for reading college textbooks and taking notes in class. And, I’ve used it for traveling for conferences when I wanted something smaller than my huge laptop.
How would a Microsoft Surface Pro make your life easier?