Google first launched its Google Play for Education effort, a program that aims to get classroom-ready Android tablets into schools, back in November of 2013 in the US. It expanded into the UK back in January of this year, and today Google announced that both Google Play for Education features and Android tablets that support the platform are now available in Canada.
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The platform provides educators with a special version of Google Play with curated educational content and tools to deploy tablets and content to students:
Built just for schools and educators, Google Play for Education is a “one-stop shop” for engaging, educator-approved and instantly shareable content for classrooms, offering access to thousands of curated, teacher-approved apps as well as hundreds of free classic books. Canadian schools will also be able to choose from five classroom-ready Android tablets that come with access to Google Play for Education for students of all ages.
Google is already working with some schools in Canada, while those that are interested in the program can get more info through the Google for Education website. Google also noted that Canadian schools that already have Chromebooks deployed can activate Google Play for Education at play.google.com/edu.