Back To School Essentials for Distance Learning

Remote or distance learning can be difficult! Children need structure. The best way to simulate that structure at home, is to set up an in-house classroom, or at least someplace where your child can focus and have limited distractions. We have found the best way to do that is to set up a 'home office' which is essentially what it is. The main considerations for setting a successful home workspace, is to have the essentials, Chair, Desk or table, and adequate computing power, this usually means a decent laptop or chromebook, and a monitor. Your child may also need other accessories like pens, paper, etc.

Our guide below is meant to help steer you in the right direction, with products, deals and retailers, that all offer cash back, and generally have good deals.


Having a good chair, can make the difference between a good learning experience and a bad one. We have selected a couple of chairs, that fit the bill.

Realspace® Modern Comfort Winsley Bonded Leather Mid-Back Manager's Chair, Black/Silver

Office Depot and OfficeMax

+Up To 1.50% Cash back

WorkPro® Quantum 9000 Series Ergonomic Mesh Mid-Back Desk Chair, Black

Office Depot and OfficeMax

+Up To 1.50% Cash back


Desks come in all shapes and sizes these days. From a standard desk, to standing desks, the choices are endless. We have a selected a couple of good ones, in the most popular categories.

dimensions 30 in. X 42 in. X 19-3/4 in. Distributed By Office Depot Inc. Manufacturer OFFICE DEPOT Product Type Computer Desk Desk Style No Pedestal

Product Type Computer Desk File Drawer No Hutch Attached (Boolean) No Integrated Electrical Outlet No Keyboard Tray No

Laptop Computers

You need a good laptop to successfully distance learn, if you pick the right one it can last for years, and be used for other things including gaming.

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External Monitors

External monitors, are an extremely personal choice, it comes down to what is important, and also more than any of the other products, the screen has to look great to your eyes.

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