Continuing Mountain View’s push for Chromebooks in classrooms, Google Play for Education is now available for the company’s low-cost laptops. This software hub helps teachers tailor their curriculum to fit the needs of their class by providing them with tools and materials based on students’ needs and interests. The program first started with tablets and Google says that teachers later requested support for Chromebooks.
Educators can use these new tools to share Chrome apps with their students and Google announced that software from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Discovery Education and Scholastic will be available in the near future. Google Play for Education features thousands of books for grades K-12, some of which include free classics like Huckleberry Finn and Jane Eyre. Classrooms participating in the program also have access to faculty-approved YouTube channels.
Administrators looking to take advantage of Google Play for Education can enable the software by visiting play.google.com/edu. If you sign up by July 15, Google will send your school a $20 credit that can be used for books and other Play for Education content.
(via Google Enterprise Blog)