Grade range: 7-12
What is it? Vibrant online community hosts authentic student writing.
Pros: Empowers students as writers and thinkers, and multimedia elements open the door for further digital composition.
Cons: High school writers sometimes submit questionable content as they explore personal and provocative issues.
Bottom line: Supported student writing, collaboration, and communication make this a healthy space for kids to express themselves.
Grade range: 9-12
What is it? A nifty tool for collaboratively editing docs and syncing files across devices or online.
Pros: You get much of the functionality of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and it seamlessly keeps files in multiple locations.
Cons: It’s not as stable or capable as a desktop application, and competitor products support more syncing.
Bottom line: Google Drive is a smart choice for budget-conscious schools, with its free productivity tools and file syncing.