Google finally launches education-themed version of Google Play

by Doug Drinkwater

November 13 2013

Google Play for Education caters for K-12 schools and students
Google Play for Education caters for K-12 schools and students

Teacher’s pets don’t come much bigger than Google. The search giant today launched an education version of Google Play, which is designed specifically for K-12 schools.

Announcing the news on its Android Developers blog, the firm confirmed that the app storefront will allow school administrators to bulk order and instantly distribute apps, videos and other educational content to classes and school districts.

Developers will, in turn, able to push their applications to teachers and students by marking their apps for inclusion in Google Play for Education when using the Google Play Developer Console. That said, these developers will have to ensure that their applications are suitable for the US K-12 educational market and will have to wait patiently for educators to approve the app’s inclusion on the app storefront.

(Worth reading: Google launches Google Play for Education & Google welcomes Android tablet app submissions on Google Play for Education)

Those looking to find out more on this announcement should head to the Android Developers blog or to the Google Play for Education page. The app storefront was first demonstrated at the Google I/O conference back in May.

(For other examples of how tablets and apps are transforming education, check out TabTimes.com/education)

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