Showing posts with label Google Play for Education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Play for Education. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Google Unveils Google Play for Education

Back in May Google teased us with a preview of Google Play for Education. Today, Google Play for Education went live for K-12 schools in the United States. Google Play for Education features curated collections of apps, books, and videos appropriate for students. The collections can be searched by grade, subject, and Common Core standard.

Google Play for Education offers more than curated collections of apps, videos, and books. Google Play for Education will allow administrators to distribute apps to students' devices. Volume purchasing of apps including via purchase order is available through Google Play for Education.

Two of Google's Google Play for Education demo videos are embedded below.



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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Register to be One Of the First To Know When Google Play for Education Goes Live

Earlier this week Google announced that they will be launching Google Play for Education this summer. Google Play for Education promises to provide many of the features that teachers have wanted to have available through Android for a long time now. If you want to be one of the first to know when Google Play for Education is available, sign up here on the Google in Education page.

I think that the best part of Google Play for Education will be the ability for teachers (or administrators) to purchase apps and push them out to all of the devices in their schools. If the entire school is too big of a group, the option to create smaller groups of devices will be available too. Teachers will also be able to use Google Play for Education to push video and documents out to all of the devices in a group.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Google Play for Education Promises What Teachers Have Wanted from Android

Cross-posted from Android 4 Schools

While I was busy leading a day of learning about iPad apps at Bridgton Academy Google announced a new service that could make Android tablets a stronger challenger to iPads in education. Google Play for Education (not live yet) promises the features that many of us have wanted for a long time.

Google Play for Education will be an app store designed specifically for teachers and students. Developers will be able to submit their apps this summer. Some selected developers announced at I/O include NASA and PBS. The best part of Google Play for Education will be the ability for teachers (or administrators) to purchase apps and push them out to all of the devices in their schools. If the entire school is too big of a group, the option to create smaller groups of devices will be available too. Teachers will also be able to use Google Play for Education to push video and documents out to all of the devices in a group.

One thing to keep in mind about pushing apps and videos to Android devices through Google Play for Education is that all of the devices will have to be part of a Google Group created through Google Apps.

H/Ts to The Next Web, Venture Beat, and Android Central