Google Play for Education Gets App Store and Dedicated Tablets

Google's educational tool gets some hardware support

By on November 13th, 2013 14:58 GMT

Google has been investing in education for a long time now, through various programs it launched. Now, the company is releasing tablets with Google Play for Education, designed for kindergarten to 12th grade students.

The tech giant has launched Google Play for Education a while back and so far some 50 schools have shared their experiences in the beta program.

“What’s been clear from their feedback is that teachers and IT administrators need time-saving solutions to help their students learn in the classroom and smooth the transition to new curriculum standards. They’ve asked for something easy to set up and manage, that helps them find educational content they can trust, and that doesn’t break the bank,” Google’s Rick Borovoy, product manager for Google Play for Education, wrote in a blog post.

The program includes lots of apps approved by teachers for teachers, educational videos and classic books for use in the classroom.

Google introduced several class-ready tablets, namely Nexus 7, as well as ASUS Transformer Pad and HP Slate 8 Pro, the last two being available starting early next year.

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