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You Want It: Acer Spin 11 Chromebook

Acer Spin 11 Chromebook

You Want It: Acer Spin 11 Chromebook

Acer Spin 11 Chromebook

The new Acer Spin 11 Chromebook is designed for students at school. It has a rugged design, obviously runs Google Chrome, is touchscreen, has 2 cameras, runs Android apps, integrates with Google Keep, and comes with a stylus.Alice’s Tour of the Spin 11

I used my cell phone to record a tour of the new Spin 11 Chromebook. I think my favorite part of the Spin 11 is how nicely it integrates with Google Keep. When I make a note or take a screenshot I can edit it in Google Keep, thus instantly having it available on my phone or other devices.
Spin 11 Right to Google Keep

Perfect for Schools

Hands down the Spin 11 is my recommendation for schools looking to buy Chromebooks. The only complaint I had about the Spin 11 was where to put the stylus when I was not using it. The touchscreen is fantastic. The Spin 11 easily converts into tablet mode. With the second camera on the keyboard, students can take pictures while in tablet mode.

*I do not accept payment in exchange for blog posts or endorsements. Acer provided me with the Spin 11 Chromebook with no requirements. I am passionate about putting tech in the hands of teachers and have asked Acer to please allow Matt and myself to give away a couple of Chromebooks at our workshop. 

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Play Minecraft on the Spin 11

You can run Android apps on the Acer Spin 11, including Minecraft pocket edition. I had an expert demonstrate it on periscope.

Bacon playing Minecraft on the Spin 11

Using AutoDraw on the Spin 11

Bacon using spin 11 and Auto Draw

Dr. Fred Nelson trying out the Spin 11

Fred Nelson using the Spin 11

The G Suite Show

The Spin 11 was featured in this episode of The G Suite Show

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5 Easy Steps for Teaching with Digital Tools

Introducing digital tools into your teaching can seem challenging at first. There are many tools out there, and it might feel like there’s a lot to learn. But with easy steps for teaching with digital tools, you can start simply and gradually. There’s no need to dive in all at once – just take it one step at a time. Taking easy steps for teaching with digital tools starts with trying something!

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Students Prepare to Present

Help Your Students Prepare to Present

Maximize student success in presentations with ‘Speaker Notes by AliceKeeler,’ the ideal Google Slides add-on. Enhance how students prepare to present with easy transfer of speaker notes to Google Docs, promoting effective communication skills. Dive into the world of engaging, technology-aided presentations and empower students to shine in their academic endeavors. Discover the key to transforming student presentations into interactive, skill-building experiences.

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Infographic 7 Basic Steps for a Google Form

New to using Google Forms? This tool is essential for teachers to not only save time but to be adaptive to student needs. Use Forms to survey students, play games, personalize instruction, and assessment. This infographic on the 7 basic steps for a Google Form will help you get started.

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Online Workshop: Get Your Add-on Published

How can you make Google Workspace (Docs/Sheets/Slides) even better? You can create custom Add-ons with Google Apps Script. Wondering How to Get Your Google Workspace Add-on Published? Join Alice Keeler, Google Developer Expert, to learn the steps to get your Add-on officially published.

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