Google Play for Education is announced, with apps and tools for teachers and students
0. phoneArena 15 May 2013, 12:43 posted on
The use of tablets in schools is nothing new, but it has been mostly Apple pushing the practice's adoption with its iPad and iBooks platform. However, now it is time for Google to join the fun as well. At the Google I/O conference, the company officially announced Google Play for Education - a hub within the Google application store made for both teachers and students...
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1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
It's a novel idea but I don't think Google can rival Apple's extensive education support.
2. tech2 (Posts: 3455; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
I bet few years back you thought the same about Google Play not catching up IOS's app store ?
8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Google Play has grown but it's nowhere near the App STORE and it just can't rival the amount of support it receives.
10. ebubekir26 (Posts: 318; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
you think students only use iPads ?
many students use Galaxy Note 10.1 and IT IS much better and more useful than the iPad
multi window, S-Pen etc
12. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
To be honest, I'm a teacher, and I am doing project about how to implement iPads in classroom. And to be honest, after a few years using android (phone and tablet), implementing iPad in school is just... Painful...
Can be done, but with more steps and shiitts than android.
15. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Android is more useful and 100x more open, the schools can even make custom versions of android if they want too.
3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Maybe not in U.S. but in other countries I think that Google can.
7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
The education standard in many other countries are lower though.
11. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4201; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Is that why America is said to be falling behind the rest of the world in things like math and reading comprehension? I am an American, and don't want us to be in that situation. But ignoring the problem isn't going to make it go away.
13. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
Ignorance is bliss, right?
no wonder you are one of smartest people in this site.
(sarcasm is there because shooting people in the head is illegal)
5. PhoneCritic (Posts: 691; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Mxyzptlk why can't Google rival Apple in education support?
Every educator I work with in various elementary, middle and high school level, on the east coast, always tells their students to Google information on educational topics. if Google harnesses this search power with their educational offering it will be a very hard product to compete with.
9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12999; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Google Search is pretty standard. That's not what this discussion is about I'm afraid.
14. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
And so what? Can't you at least once back your argument up?
16. JunitoNH (Posts: 1789; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
If Apple does something, they shall follow.