Now’s the time to stock up on the best electronics and accessories to use in the classroom this year. Technology has transformed the way we learn. It has the power to expose us to a vast array of knowledge like never before, while also helping to keep us organized, on task and productive. Now, there seems to be an app for every interest and a device for every need.

Everything from tablets and e-readers to portable device chargers and calculators are kept running by natural gas and oil. Their cases, circuits and screens are made from derivatives of natural gas and oil, as are computer accessories like mice, printers and scanner that might be needed at home. The items used the protect and store your devices, including backpacks, computer bags and laptop sleeves are also frequently made from lightweight, durable, synthetic materials that are derived from natural gas and oil.

Here are five of our favorite tech tools to support your learning this year:

  1. Apple AirPods

Focus you mind and tune out the world around you by listening to some music through a pair of wireless earbuds, made of durable plastic.

  1. Belkin SurgePlus USB Swivel Charger

This cordless charger, powered by natural gas and oil, features both plugs and USB ports so you can charge multiple devices at once

  1. HP Sprocket Photo Printer

Cameras capture the memories you will make with your friends and peers this year, so why not purchase a printer to create hard copies of those memories? Natural gas and oil can assist you in producing beautiful photos, as photo paper is sometimes made with a mix polyester and other materials.

  1. Logitech Slim Folio iPad Keyboard Case

If you prefer typing on a keyboard instead of on the screen of your iPad, this is a fantastic option for you. In addition to being a keyboard, it is also a protective case, made of easy to clean synthetic fabric and sturdy plastic.

  1. Victorinox Luggage Altmont 3.0 Slimline Laptop Backpack

With room for all your books, electronics, lunch, school supplies and much, much more, this abrasion-resistant nylon backpack is resilient and long-lasting. With this on your back, you’ll always have everything you need.

What are the gadgets and devices you can’t live without during the school year?