Back-to-school deals for teachers are in abundance right now as educators prepare for the new semester. Teachers use mobile tech for everything from creating lesson plans to giving lectures for online courses. Finding everything on your teacher's wish list on a budget doesn't have to be overwhelming.
Retailers are making it easy to find the right tech to fit your needs and your budget. Back-to-school discounts and sitewide sales are at every corner this week as students prepare for college.
Just like students and parents, teachers are also eligible for direct manufacturer education discounts on laptops, tablets and PC accessories. For example, Apple's Education Store instantly knocks $100 off the M1 MacBook Air and new M2 MacBook Pro. And for a limited time is giving away free gift cards valued at up to $150 with your purchase of a MacBook or iPad.
If you want to beat the back-to-school rush, it's not too early to save. Here are the best back-to-school deals teachers can take advantage of now.
Back to school deals for teachers
Apple 15" MacBook Air M2:
$1,299 $1,199 @ Applew/ free $150 Apple Gift Card
Teachers save $100 on the 15-inch MacBook Air M2 at the Apple Education Store. And for a limited time, get a free $150 Apple gift card with your purchase. The 15-inch MacBook Air features a 15.3-inch (2880 x 1864) Liquid Retina display, Apple M2 8-core chip, 10-Core GPU, 16-core neural engine, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar and Touch ID. This MacBook deal is also open to students, parents, faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers.
Apple 13" MacBook Air M2:
$1,099 $999 @ Applew/ free $150 Apple Gift Card
Teachers save $100 on the MacBook Air M2. And for a limited time, get a free $150 Apple gift card with your purchase. It features an M2 8-core processor, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It packs a 13.6-inch (2560 x 1600) Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar and Touch ID. This MacBook deal is also open to students, parents, faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers.
Apple 13" MacBook Air M1:
$999 $749 @ Apple w/ free $150 Apple Gift Card
Save $250 on the MacBook Air M1 and get a free $150 Apple Gift Card at the Apple Education Store. In our MacBook Air with M1 review, we gave it a high rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and the Editor's Choice award. We praised its blazing performance and slim, unibody design. We also loved its long battery which endured 14 hours and 41 minutes during testing. Besides Apple's latest 8-core processor, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD.
Apple MacBook Pro M2:
$1299 $1,199 @ Applew/ free $150 Apple Gift Card
Teachers save $100 on the MacBook Pro M2 and get a free $150 Apple Gift Card at the Apple Education Store. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro features an M2 8-core processor, 10-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. it packs a 13.3-inch Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID.
Apple MacBook Pro 14 M2 Pro:
$1,999 $1,849 @ Apple w/ free $150 Apple Gift Card
The Apple Education Store takes $150 off the 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro chip for teachers and students. Apple's latest pro-grade notebook packs a 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, M2 Pro 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD. On board are three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port, SDXC card slot, headphone jack, and MagSafe 3 port.
Apple iPad 9th Gen: from
$329 from $309 @ Apple
Teachers can shop 9th gen iPad deals starting from $309 at the Apple Education Store. This entry model iPad packs a 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone, A13 Bionic chip, 64GB of storage and stereo speakers. It sports an 8MP wide angle primary camera on the back and a 12MP ultra-wide front camera. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login payment.
Apple iPad Air 5:
$599 $549 @ Apple w/ free $100 Apple Gift Card
Students and teachers can pick up an iPad Air 5 starting from $549 and received a free $100 Apple Gift Card. It packs a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone. Rounding out its specs are Apple's M1 chip, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and stereo speakers. For image capturing and video calls it has a 12MP wide angle primary camera on the back and a 12MP FaceTime Camera. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login payment.
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 3rd Gen:
$189 $139 @ Best Buy
Save $60 on the Lenogo Tab M10 Plus. This 3rd generation Tab M10 Plus packs a 10.6-inch 2K (2000 x 1200) touch screen with 400 nits of brightness for all your content consumption needs. Under the hood is a powerful MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage. The Lenovo Tab M10 Plus also sports an 8MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and quad speakers with Dolby Atmos.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 w/ Pro Signature Keyboard & Slim Pen:
$1,379 $1,179 @ Best Buy
Save $200 with this Microsoft Surface Pro 9 with Surface Pro Signature keyboard bundle. The tablet in this deal packs a 13-inch (2880 x 1920) PixelSense Flow touch screen, 12th Gen Intel Evo Core i5-1235U 10-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and Iris Xe Graphics. Meanwhile, a speedy 256GB SSD provides fast file transfers and storage.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite w/ S Pen:
$349 $249 @ Samsung
Students and educators save $100 and up to an extra 5% on the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite via Samsung's Education Offer. Though this version of the Galaxy Tab S6 lacks Samsung's DeX mode desktop interface, it still gets things done. The tablet's bright, slim bezel touch screen and premium design is perfect for content consumption, sketching and getting things done. It packs a 10.4-inch (2000 x 1200) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE w/ S Pen:
$529 $429 @ Amazon
Save $100 on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE. In our Galaxy Tab S7 FE review, we praise its gorgeous display, premium design and impressive 13+ hour battery life. The tablet in this deal features a 12.4-inch (2560 × 1600) TFT display, 1.8GHz Snapdragon 750G 8-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Dell 14-inch Portable Monitor C1422H:
$359 $269 @ Dell
Save $90 on the Dell Portable Monitor for a second screen experience. Enjoy dual-screen productivity anywhere with this ultralight, ultrathin 14” FHD portable monitor, weighing less than a pound and a half and less than a quarter-inch thick at its slimmest. This 14-inch 1080p 300-nit display connects to your laptop via USB and supplies you with 2 x USB-C/DisplayPort 1.2 Alt Mode ports. At just 1.3 pounds, it easily fits into your bag or backpack. It's the perfect companion for your Dell XPS or Dell Inspiron laptop.
Kensington Docking Station:
$219 $79 @ Lenovo
Save 63% on the Kensington SD4839P USB-C Triple Video Docking Station. Designed for multi-monitor setups, it supports up to three 1080p 60Hz displays and delivers 10Gbps data transfer speeds and 85W Power Delivery. For hassle-free installation, this docking station is plug-and-play ready for USB-C Windows laptops with DisplayPort Alt Mode and Power Delivery.
Logitech MX Keys Mini Combo:
$199 $149 @ Lenovo
Save $50 on the Logitech MX Keys Mini keyboard with Mouse. In our Logitech MX Keys Mini keyboard review, we praise its portable size, attractive design and great typing experience. It features ambient backlighting quiet, fluid and precise keys. The MX Keys Mini Combo's Logi Bolt USB wireless receiver lets you pair up to six Logit Bolt-enabled wireless mic and keyboards.
Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000:
$39 $23 @ Amazon
Currently, Amazon is slashing $16 off the LifeCam HD-3000 from Microsoft. This true HD camera gives you bright and colorful video, and makes it easy to post to your favorite social sites. It offers crystal-clear audio thanks to a built-in omnidirectional microphone with acoustic noise cancellation.
XP-Pen Deco 01 V2 Graphics Tablet:
$69 $50 @ Amazon
Save $19 on the XP-Pen Deco 01 V2 graphics tablet which lets teachers create and explain interactive content on their screen in real-time. Super-portable, it has a 10 x 6.25-inch work area and is just 0.31 inches thin. It ships with a battery-free stylus and has 8 shortcut keys. The 8192 levels of instant pen pressure sensitivity ensures control an accuracy. This portable online teaching tablet works with Windows, Mac OS X, Android and Chrome OS. It supports ibis Paint X, FlipaClip, Medibang, Autodesk Sketchbook, Zenbrush, Artrage, and more.
Apple Education Discounts: MacBooks from $899 @ Apple
Apple offers education pricing on MacBooks starting from $899. For a limited time, you'll get a free Apple Gift Card (valued at up to $150) when you purchase a MacBook or iPad for college. College students, parents, faculty members, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels are eligible for Apple's education discounts.
Amazon Student Discounts: 6 month free trial
Prime Student is Amazon's affordable membership service for students and educators. It costs just $7.49 a month, which is half the price of a standard Prime account. Students and teachers get all the perks of Prime like free same-day delivery, access to exclusive deals and discounts on Amazon Music and Video streaming services.
Lenovo Student Discounts: extra 10% off @ Lenovo
Students, teachers and parents can take an extra 10% sitewide on select Lenovo products. Save big on the brand's ThinkPad, Yoga, Legion and IdeaPad. Register now at Lenovo to save on back to school laptops, tablets and peripherals. Once verified, your student discount will automatically appear in your shopping cart.
Razer Student Discounts: up to 15% off @ Razer
Students and educators who register for Razer's Student Education program receive up to 15% off Razer on peripherals including Razer mice, keyboards, headsets and more. Razer gaming chairs are 5% off with the education discount. Keep in mind that these discounts apply to a product's original price. Razer Education Program discount may not be combined with any other discounts.
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Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.