Topics:  back to school, officeworks

School ports full of latest gadgets

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.



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