Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bring Your Apps into the Classroom, with Google Play for Eduion

Posted by Shazia Makhdumi, Hd of Strategic EDU Partnerships, Google Play tm
Google Play for Eduion has officially launched. It’s an extension of Google Play that’s designed for schools, simplifying discovery of eduional apps and enabling developers and content providers to rch K-12 eduors in the U.S. It offers bulk purchasing with purchase orders and instant distribution of eduional apps, s and other eduional content to students' Android tablets via the cloud. Google Play for Eduion helps your apps gain visibility with the right audiences, without having to knock on school doors.

If you've built an Android app that would be awesome for schools—or even have an id for one—now's the time to jump in. We'll put you one click away from getting purchased and installed by entire school districts. Class Dojo, Explain Everything, Nrpod, and Socrative are alrdy getting discovered in Google Play for Eduion.

How to join Google Play for Eduion
If you alrdy have an eduional Android app you can use the Google Play Developer Console to mark your apps for inclusion in Google Play for Eduion. Marking your app identifies it as suitable for the US K-12 eduional market and queues it for eduor approval. These eduors perform a first-pass qualifiion of apps, assigning the appropriate subject, grade, and common core standards metadata, while evaluating if the app meets the Google Play for Eduion criteria for classroom use.

Designing grt apps for classrooms
High quality apps are top priority for tchers. Whether you alrdy have an existing K-12 eduional app or are looking to build one, take a look at our detailed requirements and guidelines—which we have compiled for you based on eduor feedback—to ensure your app is appropriate for a K-12 environment. Also ensure that your app is optimized for both 7” and 10” Android tablets. Then, upload your new or updated app through the Developer Console, opt in to Google Play for Eduion, and publish. We will email you when your app has been evaluated.

For more information, plse visit the Google Play for Eduion pages on the Android developer site. We are excited to be supporting schools to bring the best content and tools to their students. We look forward to seeing your app on Google Play for Eduion.

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