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Get Discovered With Google Play For Education

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The Google Play for Education started in the US in November 2013. It is a new online destination designed for schools. Teachers can discover educational apps, books, and videos to meet the needs of a single student, a classroom, or a whole district. It is a special version of Google Play built just for schools. Teachers can browse apps by grade, subject, keyword, or standard including Common Core State Standards. Google Play For Education can help your innovative educational apps gain visibility with the right audiences, without having to knock on school doors.

Features and Benefits
With the Google Play for Education, teachers and administrators can browse content by curriculum, grade and standard – discovering the right content for their students.

Millions of students, faculty and staff are using Google Apps for Education and other Google services. Many of these schools are excited to take advantages of tablets with Google Play for Education and they are looking bring your apps into their classrooms.

With Google Play for Education, educators are able to make high-volume purchases using standard institutional payment mechanisms and then distribute apps to the students who need them.

Google Play for Education brings the innovation of Android technology into classrooms. School districts can set up and deploy large numbers of devices in just minutes or hours, rather than days.

Powerful browsing tools let educators quickly discover apps, videos and other content – with many recommended by teachers.

After finding apps, educators can push them instantly to student devices over the air. They can send the apps to individuals or groups of any size, across classrooms, schools or even districts.

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Benefits of Google Play For Education in the classroom
Classroom weaves together Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to help teachers to create and collect assignments paperlessly. They can quickly see who has or has not completed the work and provide direct feedback to individual students.

Teachers can make announcements, ask questions and comment with students in real time – improving communication inside and outside class.

Classrooms automatically create Drive folders for assignment to each student so that students can easily see what is due on their assignments page.

Classroom allows teachers to send announcements and questions instantly. Since students can post to the stream, they can help out their classmates.

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Conclusion
Google claims that it doesn’t matter how big your school is or your budget. The program consists of the free Productivity Tools mention above, as well as Class Content where you can find thousands of teacher-approved apps, books and videos.  Children of today may not want to pick up a physical book to read, but may be more than willing to read a book on a tablet, especially when they can interact with other students and the teacher.

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