Acer reveals new metal Chromebook 15 with support for Android apps

Acer reveals new metal Chromebook 15 with support for Android apps

Acer reveals new metal Chromebook 15 with support for Android apps

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Acer reveals new metal Chromebook 15 with support for Android apps

Article Originally appeared on 8/31/2017

I Used A Google Chromebook For 30 Days, This Is What Happened

I Used A Google Chromebook For 30 Days, This Is What Happened

Jumping between several locations throughout my day, this was one that should have been a no-brainer (i.e. I should have figured it out years ago). When you’re generating content in Google, and you sign in to Google on all of your other machines, said content is wherever you are. There’s no rewriting an article because your original draft is trapped in a local draft on a laptop at home, unsaved. There’s no wondering where you stored the research for an article or where you jotted down notes. Buy in to the Google Suite ecosystem and you’ve got everything you need. Well, maybe “buy in” is a bit of a misnomer because…

I Used A Google Chromebook For 30 Days, This Is What Happened

The Original Article appeared 9/1/2017.

100 Chromebook Tips

100 Chromebook Tips

Google’s Chrome OS has evolved into a robust operating system with a niche focus. I have been using Chromebooks for a while now, from the “glorified web browser” days to the current all powerful Play Store time. This page is my collection of Chromebook tips. I regularly update this list, adding new tips as they are added to Chrome OS. If you are a new Chromebook user, this is the perfect place to start!

Chromebook Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

100 Chromebook Tips

This Original Article appeared in 2013. However many of the Tips are still valid.

Create Podcasts With Your Students On Chromebooks With These Two Free Applications

Create Podcasts With Your Students On Chromebooks With These Two Free Applications

One of the questions that I get asked more often than just about any is, “How can I record a podcast using my Chromebook?” There are many limitations to Chromebooks when it comes to recording audio and video. This is mostly due to the fact that there is no hard drive to store and convert the large media files. Where there are a few great applications for recording audio as referenced here in a recent post from Richard Byrne and Free Tech for Teachers, I wanted to showcase how two of these can be used to create not just audio recordings, but actual podcasts that can be subscribed to by your school community.

Create Podcasts With Your Students On Chromebooks With These Two Free Applications

Original Article appeared 12/31/2016

3Reasons Why a Chromebook is for you

3 Reasons A Chromebook Might Be The Laptop For You, And 1 Reason Why It Might Not Be

I get this question a lot: “Is a Chromebook right for me?” To a majority of the people that ask, the response is a resounding yes. But why? The answer is actually quite simple and it starts with, not surprisingly, Google. Do you use Google apps? Google Mail, Drive, Calendar, and the many other apps to be found. If that is your office suite of choice, you’re in luck, as a Chromebook will be your best friend.

3Reasons Why a Chromebook is for you

The Original Article appeared 8/25/2017

The Art of Learning to use a Chromebook Presentation

The Art of Learning to use a Chromebook Presentation

‘The Art of Learning to use a Chromebook’ Presentation is designed to be a resource guide for students. Create an assignment in Google Classroom with a topic of “Google Classroom” so a student can go to it as needed.

The Art of Learning to use a Chromebook Presentation

Original Article appeared 8/25/2017

Chromebook Compatible Printers

Chromebook Compatible Printers

If you are in the need of a printer to work with your new or existing Chromebook, then you have come to the right place. If you are just looking for a printer with wireless capability, then you have come to the right place. It is our hope that you will be able to find just the correct printer that will meet your home, small office or business.

Chromebook Compatible Printers

Original Article appeared 8/26/2017

Stop Calling Google's Chromebooks Toy Computers

Stop Calling Google’s Chromebooks Toy Computers

The crisp air of a late summer evening. Pristine erasers in a package of unused pencils. The rubbery smell of new sneakers still in the box. Some sensations are powerful enough to span generations—unmistakable signals that it’s back-to-school time.

Others, meanwhile, are more likely to betray a person’s age group. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably told your kids about making schoolbook covers out of paper grocery bags. Today’s students have no such concerns, of course. What they toss in their book bags is made of Chrome—Google Chrome, that is.

For the past several years, Google’s low-cost, high-utility Chromebooks have been the dominant computers in American schools. Effectively a browser in a no-frills box, the machines can cost as little as $150, yet perform the same functions (web browsing, email, word processing) a computer 10 times as expensive can. Right now, your kids (or their school) may be asking you to buy them one. And if you grew up visiting the library to use Print Shop, you’re probably wondering why they aren’t requesting a “real” computer, instead.

Stop Calling Google's Chromebooks Toy Computers

The Best Tools for Editing Pictures on a Chromebook

The Best Tools for Editing Pictures on a Chromebook

Chromebooks have long been touted as great machines for users who “don’t need anything more than a browser.” But as time has gone on, the machines have gotten more powerful, with more program options are available than ever before. If you thought editing photos from a Chromebook wasn’t possible, it’s time to give it another look.

Now, I’m not suggesting you’re going to replace your Windows PC or Mac with a Chromebook for graphic design work, because that just ain’t gonna happen. What I am suggesting, however, is that for light-to-moderate photo editing jobs, you might be remiss to not at least consider a Chromebook. There are more options out there than you might think, and as long as you keep your expectations in check, you can have a great image editing experience on Chrome OS.

The Best Tools for Editing Pictures on a Chromebook

 

Run Android Apps on an Acer R11 Chromebook

Run Android Apps on an Acer R11 Chromebook

The Acer R11 Chromebook is a touchscreen Chromebook that flips around into a tablet. Recently Google has enabled Android apps to run on Chromebooks. This capability is not standard on Chromebooks yet and currently only available for selected models. I really like my Acer R11 convertible Chromebook. The device works really nice. I like how the keyboard feels and the trackpad is my favorite of any Chromebook I have used. The touchscreen is very responsive. The screen has a 360° hinge to allow it to rotate into a tablet. You can also rotate it various degrees in order to create a display or tent display. Android Apps Chromebook.

Run Android Apps on an Acer R11 Chromebook