WITH classrooms moving into the digital age, Queensland parents are expecting to spend more on technology products than textbooks in the lead-up to the 2013 school year.
According to the Officeworks National Back to School Survey, 16% of Queenslanders will spend the majority of their back to school budget on technology products such as laptops and calculators.
Officeworks spokesperson Jodie Benveniste said technology was increasingly becoming a part of education.
"Many schools incorporate technology in their curriculum to ensure students develop and maintain technological competence," she said.
Australians are expected to buy $1.3 billion worth of back to school supplies in January with Queensland parents spending an average of $335 per child.