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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.

Topics:  back to school, officeworks


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