It's time for your kid to head back to school for another grueling, but exciting, year ahead. And, unlike a decade ago, students now look to technology to make their lives simpler, more organized and, let's face it, fun. But with so many gadgets on the market, it's tough to decide which are good and which are absolutely necessary. To that end, we have compiled a list of back to school essentials for your favorite student. Whether they're heading back to high school or heading off to college, the following items are sure bets that will steer them in the right direction.