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Google to Replace Textbooks with Google Play for Education-Powered Tablets

Posted on the 14 November 2013 by Nrjperera @nrjperera


Thanks to rapid technological development, today we have the knowledge of an entire library at the tip of our hand, along with the ability to connect and learn way beyond our imagination, using nothing but a small mobile device. However, it baffles me that our children still have to use thick, heavy text books to learn the basics in schools. Will we ever get to a time where  kids can finally leave giant textbooks behind and go to schools carrying nothing but a tablet? The answer to the question is Yes. We are already getting near to that day and soon our kids will be at schools cheating on their exams using Google search on their tablets.

Google seems to be very interested in making that happen as they have just launched tablets with Google Play for Education for select schools in the U.S.  Google Play for Education is a special section on Google Play android market, which offers highly rated educational apps, eBooks, video tutorials for children and teachers to make their learning experience more advanced than ever.

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“For the past five months, thousands of students and more than 50 schools have used Google Play for Education and shared their experiences as part of our beta program,” Google stated on a blog post. “What’s been clear from their feedback is that teachers and IT administrators need time-saving solutions to help their students learn in the classroom and smooth the transition to new curriculum standards.” And, the company plans to solve those problems with Google Play for Education.

Currently, Google Play for Education is only available to schools in the US, which comes on Nexus 7, 10-inch ASUS Transformer Pad and the 8-inch HP Slate 8 Pro. However, Google plans to roll out these devices around the globe, someday soon.

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