Chromebook Perfect Laptop for Kids March 18, 2014 By Bekki 3 Comments This content may contain affiliate links. Sign up here to receive freebies, deals, and resources!! This post contains my referral link which helps support the work of this site. Here’s my full disclosure policy. There are never enough computers in our home! We have a computer scientist, a professional blogger, a sophomore in high school, and a 6th, 5th and 3rd grader here. We are always in competition for use of our computers! We finally bought a Chrome-book for the kids and I am really excited to share our experience with you! This light weight little ditty is perfect for school! Why? It is connected directly with Google Drive. “Google Drive is a cloud storage service that allows you to store your documents, photos, videos and more online in one place. From Drive, you can also access Google Docs, where you can create, share and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more from anywhere while online.” (gcflearnfree.org) I was personally slow to buy into the idea of writing and storing documents in the “never-never land of the cloud”, but it has been a life-saver more than once this past year. We can access any of our work form any computer (as long as we have Internet connections! Create and Store all your kids documents safely on the cloud. No more storage issues. No more, “I need “that” computer issues. Create reports, spreadsheets, and presentations. Even work together with people in different locations. This past week, our high schooler completed a power-point presentation with drive for the first time. All 4 students were able to work simultaneous on the same presentation from their respective homes! They were all so excited! Learn to type This may be a no-brainer in your home, but with limited computer access the boys were not able to squeeze in typing enough to learn. They are all excited to jump in again! We use typing tutor. Learn basic computer programming (like Scratch!) This one is very important to our family. My husband has inspired us all to learn basic programming. The boys are jumping in by learning scratch, our oldest is learning Python. Best News… It is ONLY $249!!! We are test piloting our first chrome book right now. Honestly, for this price we are likely going to get a couple more so we can have our kids work online simultaneously. Click on the image to check it out for yourself. What kind of computers do you have at your home? Do your kids have their own computers? Sign up here to receive freebies, deals, and resources!! Perfect for work at home moms.