Enhancing education with TravelMate Spin P4 at Ave Maria College

Acer Computer Australia Pty Ltd
Wednesday, 18 May, 2022


For the past few years, Ave Maria College, a Catholic secondary school for girls in Melbourne, has equipped all teachers and students with Acer's TravelMate Spin P4 to facilitate engaging and interactive learning. The standardisation of laptops in the college requires a device that can cater to the varying requirements of students and teachers. As discussed below, the TravelMate Spin P4 has the essential features to deliver on that front.

Long battery life

According to Jo, the Assistant Principal (Community and Growth) at Ave Maria College, one of the reasons why the TravelMate Spin P4 is their laptop of choice is that "it has a long battery life." With a battery life of up to 13.5 hours, teachers and students can rely on the TravelMate Spin P4 to withstand the demands of long school days.

Easy to carry

Another important feature of the TravelMate Spin P4 is that "it's lightweight," notes Jo. Designed to be as mobile as possible, the TravelMate Spin P4 has a lightweight build that allows for ease of portability from school to home and from class to class. Weighing in at a mere 1.5kg, the TravelMate Spin P4 does not add much weight to the student's or teacher's load. "It's really light to carry," observes Jess, a student at Ave Maria College. "So, with my books, it's not a big difference."

Multifunctional

"The multifunction aspect" of the TravelMate Spin P4 is an essential attribute as "it has real versatility for staff and students alike," continues Jo. Equipped with a 360-degree flexible hinge and a 14-inch scratch-resistant touch screen, the TravelMate Spin P4 allows four different modes of use — laptop, stand, tent or tablet, which "means that everyone who uses it can use it in a way that they're comfortable with," explains Jo.

Tablet mode

Out of the four modes, "the students love the flip [tablet] version, and it's really good," highlights Katie, a Drama and Music teacher at the college. The popularity of the tablet feature lies in its versatility of application in various class settings. "For instance, if I put my sheet music up on OneNote, they can flip it and put it on a music stand, and it acts the same as a piece of paper," elucidates Katie.

Additionally, when used with the dockable Active Stylus Pen, the tablet mode allows students to leverage the benefits of having their work on a digital platform whilst still being able to write by hand. "[The tablet mode] helps me with maths," comments Jess. "I [can] touch the screen and work as if it [is] a book. It [is] really easy to function."

For Isabelle, another student at Ave Maria College, the TravelMate Spin P4 "becomes less of a laptop and more like a notebook" when used in tablet mode with the stylus. In addition, she finds this feature "really fun" and allows her to be "creative" as she can "still have the feeling of doing things by hand."

If you are interested in the TravelMate Spin P4 or other Acer for Education solutions, please reach out to us for a technology consultation at education.aca@acer.com.

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