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By Emily Slawek

It's officially back-to-school season, which means it's time for back-to-school shopping. We've put together a list of some of our favorite gadgets and tech items that'll help your kids start the year off right.

TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy! Just so you know, TODAY does have affiliate relationships. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue.

Osmo, $99, Amazon

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Osmo instantly transforms an iPad into a fun tool for your children to learn through different games.

Omie Box, $40, Amazon

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Pack your kid's snacks in style with this sleek lunchbox.

Oregon Scientific SmartGlobe-Adventure AR, $80, Amazon

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This interactive globe will help your kids explore and learn about the world — from the comfort of your home.

Acer Chromebook R 13, $300, Amazon

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This Chromebook is a great computer (at a great price).

Wraps Wearable Braided Wristband Headphone Earbuds, $25, Amazon

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With this handy wristband, you'll never lose your headphones or have to untangle them again.

Buddy Phones, $25, Amazon

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These kid-friendly headphones have a sound-control feature, sticker sets for customization and a built-in audio splitter for sharing.

Prime Student, free for first 6 months, Amazon


For the first six months, students get a free membership to Amazon Prime.

USB Mug and Cup Beverage Warmer, $11, Amazon

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Mom and dad, this one's for you. Plug in this USB beverage warmer and you'll never have to worry about reheating your drink again.

Essay Dog, $49,

Essay Dog

High school seniors, this is for you. Essay Dog is a program designed to help you write essays for college applications.

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