Summer savings and back-to-school deals for teachers are ramping up this week. 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 (opens in new tab) 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
Amazon Student Discounts: 6 month free trial (opens in new tab)
Prime Student is Amazon's affordable membership service for students 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.
Apple MacBook Air M1 w/ Free GC:
was $999 now $899 @ Apple Education Store (opens in new tab)
The Apple Education Store is slashing $100 off, the Editor's Choice MacBook Air M1. Apple is sweetening this deal with a gift card up to $150. 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 M2 MacBook Air:
was $1,199 now $1,099 @ Apple Education (opens in new tab)
Teachers and students save $100 on the new M2 MacBook Air. 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. Plus, you'll receive an Apple gift card valued at up to $150.
Apple M2 MacBook Pro:
was $1,299 now $1,199 @ Apple Education Store (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the new M2 MacBook Pro. 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. Plus, you'll receive an Apple gift card valued at up to $150.
Microsoft Student Discounts: save up to $350 @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Students, parents and teachers save up to $350 on select Microsoft Surface devices. Now is a great time to pick up the versatile Surface Pro 8 or Surface Pro X for less. Plus, save on accessories like the Surface Type Cover, Surface Pen, Surface Arc Mouse, and more.
Apple iPad Pro: from $549 @ Apple Education Store (opens in new tab)
Teachers and faculty get instant savings at the Apple Education Store. For a limited time, Apple is throwing in a free gift card valued at up to $100. The base model iPad Pro deal packs an 11-inch Retina Display, Apple M1 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, 8-core GPU and 128GB of storage.
XP-Pen Deco 01 V2 Graphics Tablet:
was $69 now $50 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.