This is not about play based learning… No, this is all about Google and its app store – Google Play. At Google I/O (their major conference), Google announced a special Play Store for K-12 education.
I think this is HUGE!!! Could be a game changer…
Google Play For Education is organised by subject matter, has cheap apps, and makes it incredibly easy for a school to deploy to all their Google accounts. This is a big difference from Apple’s App Store, which I find incredibly hard to manage across even a small number of devices.
Oh, and each app is recommended by actual educators – not just the developers.
Does all this sound awesome to you? Because it sure does to me.
Aside: Include this with Chromebooks – laptops for $300 and less, and Google Apps for Education (free) and you’ve got an idea of how much of a game changer this could be.
Still not convinced? See the video from the Google I/O conference:
Here’s a couple of links with more information:
Gizmodo: Google Play For Education: You Know, For Kids
The Verge: Google takes on Apple in schools with Google Play for Education