Google's app store is headed for the classroom.
Google's keynote conference at Google I/O was extremely long. Though the company usual hosts several keynotes, this year, the web giant seemed keen to cram everything into one address. As such, there was no shortage of announcements from Google this afternoon. Among them was the introduction of Google Play for Education.
Play for Education is a new program for educators that will allow them to manage tablets as well as discover, purchase and distribute content to students. Google hopes it will serve as a destination for educational content within Google Play and the program offers bulk purchases and instant distribution that will allow teachers to instantly deliver and manage the apps being used in their classrooms.
Apps aside, Google is hoping Play for Education will also help teachers more easily distribute electronics in their classrooms. The company boasts that they can now set up and deploy large numbers of devices in just minutes or hours as opposed to days. Developers are invited to create apps for grades K-12 right away while schools eager to know more about the program can sign up here.
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