Donny Khalaf

Google will be offering Google Play for Education this Fall 2013.

In SmartPhone, Tablet, Technology, Website on May 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm

googleplayGoogle today unveiled Google Play for Education, which will allow teachers to discover apps designed specifically for K-12 students.

Chris Yerga, an engineering director at Google, showed off the education-focused section of the app store at today’s Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. The effort, he said, was “built from the ground up to meet the content needs of educators.”

Google Play for Education will be organized by subject matter and grade level, so you could find math apps that are appropriate for kindergarteners, for example. Yerga showed off apps from partners like NASA and PBS.

“Each app has been recommended by educators, [which] is key because teachers trust other teachers,” Yerga said.

Yerga says Google Play for Education will launch this fall. One of service’s cool features is the ability for a teach to automatically send an app to several students with mobile devices. Yerga returns to reveal Google Play for Education, focused specifically on schools. It looks like traditional Google Play store, but heavily focused on education apps. Users can break it down by subject or grade. Pichai discussing education and Google’s suite of apps. He says company investing a lot on Android and education.

It is going to be really interesting to see how Google plays head-on-head with their service against Apple. Let see who will be the winner device and application for education.

For more information about Google Play for Education, check out the site at Google Play for Education.


Donny 🙂


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