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Media and Technology Holiday Gift Ideas

December 04, 2023
By Joe Fruscione, Communications, Content, and Advancement Coordinator

With the holiday season here, families might need some technology and media gift ideas for their children (or themselves!). We’ve put together some good edutainment gift ideas that can help students and their families meet their evolving technology needs for living and learning.

Helpful Computer and Tech Accessories

Start with these desktop and laptop computer accessories:

You might also be interested in some fun portable technology for travel and at-home smart devices: 

Helpful Learning Accessories

Students often find it helpful to listen to music or white noise to help them focus, so headphones and earbuds are always good options:

Here are some other assistive technology ideas for holiday gifts: 

Reading on Tech Topics

An 11th generation Kindle Paperwhite or similar e-reader could be good for dyslexic readers, as could an Audible or other audiobook library subscription.

Here are some recent books on technology and society that families might also find interesting:

Additional Resources

See The Siena School blog for additional posts of interest, such as recommendations for winter break reading and winter break podcasts. For Dyslexia Awareness Month 2023, we shared a short guide of books and podcasts to help families in the LD community navigate their children’s specialized learning and social–emotional needs.

The Siena School, a national leader in dyslexia education, serves bright, college-bound students with language-based learning differences on campuses in Silver Spring, MD (grades 3-12) and Oakton, VA (grades 3-11). 

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