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Five Tech Gadgets for the 2012 School Year

Parents are spending more and more on technology when shopping for back-to-school items, and here's just a sampling of what's on the market.

 

Parents will be spending nearly $700 on back-to-school items for their children, according to a new survey. In 2011, according to the National Retail Foundations, parents spent only $603.63.

Clothing makes up most of the spending, but electronics are becoming increasingly popular in back-to-school shopping. Parents surveyed say they will spend $217.88 on electronics this year and six in 10 parents say they will invest in an electronic device. Last year, only 51.9 percent made that claim.

With tech items becoming more prevalent in the classrooms, here are five gadgets for the upcoming school year.

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