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Back to school tech for your Elementary kids

Learning is lifelong – and may be very different this fall from what it looked like last year. Kate Jay, a mom of 3 kids and Verizon tech expert shares her top tech picks and tips for your back-to-school elementary school students.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 captures breathtaking landscapes and giant group photos with 13 MP and 5 MP ultra-wide cameras. Then swap to the 8 MP front-facing camera to video chat with friends, schedule a creative sing-along with classmates or trivia challenges and more. For quick assignments, the included S Pen (magnetically attached) lets you scribble notes, pause a video, sign homework assignments and more. Remote homework is now a cinch.

Verizon’s exclusive GizmoWatch 2 is the summer accessory for fitness – and safety. Real-time location and geo-fencing allow you to stay on top of the GizmoWatch 2’s location right from a guardian’s paired smartphone using the GizmoHub app. Set up GPS boundaries for playtime outside and receive alerts when your child exceeds them. Kids can use GizmoWatch 2’s fun fitness tracker to count steps and parents can set encouraging goals. Starting now, you can buy one watch for $99.99 and get another half off.

For a little break from the homework, check out great content from Disney+. For a limited time, eligible customers can get Disney+, the new on-demand streaming service, FREE for 12 months (a savings of $6.99 a month). From educational to entertaining, Disney+ gives you endless access to your favorite movies and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more.

Also, while we’re all facing individual choices about e-learning and back-to-school prep and shopping, don’t be intimidated by looking for new tech and great homework devices online. At Verizon, appointments can be made online or through the My Verizon app. For your safety, we’ve made in-store enhancements, including: Curbside pickup available in select locations; in-store pickup for online orders; and touchless checkout. While you’re shopping, check out devices that help track your family whereabouts – like Smart Family locator tracking.

And finally – with an eye to a brighter future, Verizon is creating an education platform for grades K-12 that will address the new hybrid learning models emerging from COVID-19. The platform will support parents and students – by enhancing teacher resources with a focus on remote learning and expert tech guidance for districts – providing parents with digital literacy training – and offering engaging content for under-resourced youth. Verizon is committed to an online resource that will particularly aid under resources schools.

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