Google Play for Education now official on Chromebooks

June 26, 2014
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Google Play for Education isn't a new setup, however it has recently come available for Chromebooks. The Chromebook setup will be familiar to those who had used Google Play for Education on a tablet. Essentially, this makes it easier for teachers to find and share content.

And to clarify, that content includes apps, books and videos. The one catch here is in the market availability. Google Play for Education is available for US based K-12 schools. Teachers will be able to share Chrome apps with a single student, or with an entire class. The apps include GeoCobra, TechSmith SnagIt and CK-12 as well as some new entries to include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Discovery Education and Scholastic.

Teachers and students will also be able to pick from "thousands" of K-12 books. The titles include everything from new non-fiction to classics such as Huckleberry Finn. And nicely, some of those classics such as Huckleberry Finn are available for free. The other angle of this setup makes use of YouTube.

Google Play for Education will allow teachers to create custom YouTube playlists from videos that are available from educator approved channels. Anyway, those looking to get setup will be able to find the specifics at play.google.com/edu and there is even a $20 credit for activating before July 15th.

SOURCE: Official Enterprise Blog


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