Google’s cloud-based tools provide a lot of bang for the buck.

Apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides are a collaborative dreamscape, the types of applications that allow kids to split into groups and iterate a project until completion.

They also make a good instant messaging platform, according to some teens.

“We don’t really pass physical notes anymore,” one unnamed student told The Atlantic’s Taylor Lorenz.

For parents, physical notes were a staple of communication during their formative years.

After jotting a few lines on some notebook paper, they’d fold it up, slide it across the floor (or have their classmates pass it), and await a return message from the recipient.

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