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Turn a flip chromebook into a whiteboard with Android Apps

If you install Sketch for Keep, Google Keep and Handraw on a flip Chromebook (R11 in my case), you can turn it into a whiteboard/drawing pad that saves your notes and doodles to Google Keep. If you use whiteboards in the classroom - you could use these apps if your students have R11's or similar.


Managed Android Apps on ChromeOS on an Edu G Suite Domain

Android Apps via the Play Store have been available on consumer accounts for some time on selected devices. We have 1:1 Acer R11's and have recently had the opportunity to trial them on G Suite Edu accounts.

From the point of view of the end user, they see the Play Store App appear on the shelf and have to agree to the terms and conditions. After that, force installed and pinned apps are immediately installed and they get access to the Google for Work Store. This only contains apps you have approved for that user.

For the administrator the steps are:

Enable Play Store Apps for the domainEnable access to the Play Store for specific Sub-OUs or usersAdd apps to Play for WorkSet permissions for each app - can install, force install or pin to shelf. This can be done differently for each app and each OU and is therefore very granular. 
Issues so far

Apps take a while to appear in the Play Store for users. Initially only force installed apps appear.You cannot set the permissions of multipl…