When you think of homework, do images of an exhausted kid sitting hunched over a dusty stack of books come to mind? The process of homework doesn’t have to be such hard work—a smart, organized, strategic, ergonomically designed study space can do wonders for improving student success, morale, and health. Choosing the right essentials for a student office can make the most of study time by saving time, reducing distractions, and creating a more productive homework process.
Set the foundation for success with a smart desk
Every work space starts with a great work surface, and student study spaces are no exception. The key to a great student desk is to consider what it will be used for. Will it be primarily a computer workspace? If so, a simple work center with a keyboard tray can help keep things clean and reduce distractions. Will it be used to store and organize notebooks, supplies, and books as well as to do work? Keep everything organized and close at hand with a desk featuring attached shelving or storage options to save time.
Type, surf, research and study with the right computer
Having the right computer can make homework much easier to tackle, but choosing the right computer isn’t always simple. P.C. Richard & Son has a variety of desktop and laptop computers to choose from. How do you choose? Laptops are great for studying anytime and anyplace; but a desktop, can offer a more powerful, all-in-one solution, and a more ergonomic set up. Will your child be studying on the go or in a dedicated area in your home?
Connect the computer to the web with a router
While a computer is a definite homework essential on its own, its power is amplified with the help of a router. Perfect for connecting devices to the internet and setting up WiFi networks, a router is a key to a smart, efficient student space.
Finish the project with a printer
Don’t forget the final step! When the report is done, when the instructions are on the screen, or when the project needs to go offline, the ability to print materials at home can save students plenty of time, making the homework process more efficient and streamlined. Choose a printer that fits your student space: depending on the size and arrangement of the space, a wireless printer might provide an even more efficient set up, allowing you more options in where you store the printer for on-the-go use.
Don’t let their education—or their morale—suffer. Setting up a smart homework station is simple with the right tools and a solid strategy. Do that and you and the kids will have success this school year.
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