Back-to-school time means stocking up on pencils, glue sticks and other traditional supplies that generations of kids have stowed away in desks, cubbies and lockers. In elementary and middle schools, teachers usually provide lists of specific items to pick up; and even in high school, many instructors require certain types of notebook paper, pens and the like.
In addition to the classic supplies -- crayons, notebooks, rulers -- that continually make these back-to-school lists, there are also a number of other ones to keep in mind. Today's student has an arsenal of utensils and gizmos to help him or her manage workloads and enhance the learning experience. Whether it's a fresh spin on a classic or a newfangled gadget, these five cool school tools make the grade to get your son or daughter studying in style.