Given the myriad of roles and projects I have undertaken over the years, some might call me a Jill of all trades and a master of none. And I have to admit, I do tend to go off in many different directions, testing out new possibilities and exploring various interests in an attempt to quench my thirst for more. So when I'm not running about chauffeuring the kids, visiting with friends and family or heading off to work, you can find me scouring the net for the hottest shopping deals, exploring the latest ed tech trends, tweaking HTML code on my blog template, making greeting cards, creating invoices, editing photos, blogging, tweeting... You get the idea. Hence the reason why I need the power of a laptop and the portability of a tablet, such as the Intel-powered ASUS Transformer Book 100.
With this 2-in-1 laptop powered by an Intel Atom processor, I have virtually all that I need at my fingertips. I can connect with my friends and followers via social media, edit photos using ASUS PhotoDirector, read the latest news story, and publish a new blog post. In fact, I'm writing this very post using my new Transformer Book. And thanks to the 1-year subscription to Office 365 that came with it, I can work on blog-related invoicing via Excel and use Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher and OnePoint for any work-related tasks such lesson planning or creating rubrics, for example.
Most recently, I have been attending several webinars that explore technology's role in education. The ability to be watch these webinars on the Transformer Book is significant, as is the ability to conference with colleagues in my professional learning network via Skype. The T100 will also prove essential once my online course begins in January, something I am very much looking forward to. I will be taking an additional qualification course on Integration of Information Technology in the Classroom. And then, come spring, I am hoping to attend the Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association conference. With my new laptop in hand, I can take notes and follow along with any tutorials, share tips I've learned via Twitter, grow my PLN and even take selfies with friends, old and new. The fact that it fits perfectly into my purse is an added bonus and if I want to lighten the load, I can remove the keyboard and still enjoy full functionality in tablet mode.
The tablet is also perfect for my tech-savvy kids who like to explore coding games, watch YouTube videos or check out the newest movie release on Netflix. With Intel HD graphics that display vivid images, the kids won't get bored sitting in the back seat during the 1-hour trip to my parents' and the 10.1 inch screen is big enough to share between the two of them. In short, the Intel-powered ASUS Transformer Book 100 is ideal for the multi-tasking family in that it offers laptop power and tablet fun on the go.#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel. This could include the Intel Corporation providing us with content, product, access or other forms of payment.