Perspectives: Tech That’s Good for Teens

March 19, 2015 Tom Webb

Technology can be a scary thing for parents of teenagers, with so many questionable social media sites and apps that you should be monitoring.

But technology can really help your kids too. My sons use the following five different technologies on a near-daily basis:

Google Docs allows you to access documents from anywhere. It is not uncommon for my kids to start outlining a paper on their phones and finish on their laptops. The sharing function is outstanding when they are working on a group project, and they can download their work to Microsoft Word if the teacher requires it to be turned in electronically. Best of all, they never have to worry about forgetting a USB drive at home. They can always get access to their paper.

Chromecast is a device that plugs into your television’s HDMI port to stream whatever is on the computer to the television. This comes in handy when I want to see 

what they’re working on or when they are working on group projects in the same location. Note that you can do similar things with an Apple TV.

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