Google Play for Education now lets US schools add up to 5 student accounts to each tablet

Google Play for Education now lets US schools add up to 5 student accounts to each tablet

More than six months ago, Google Play for Education was officially unveiled for tablets, as the internet giant sought to tackle Apple’s K-12 market share with cheap apps and tablets. And today, Google has announced it’s introducing support for multiple accounts to tablets under the scheme.

SNP_E94EDF8818ECBE9C37234D675046AD064C46_3547205_en_v4To recap, Google Play for Education is basically Google Play, but curated specifically for kids by teachers, with apps sorted by age and genre. This means you can find science-based applications that are appropriate for specific age groups, while it also contains educational videos and classic books for the classroom. It remains a US-only initiative for now.

Introducing multiple accounts makes a lot of sense, given that it’s often not practical or affordable for each student to have their own dedicated tablet. This makes it a lot easier to share the goodies, so to speak, with content saved specifically for each user.

Up to five pupils can be added to each account now, with a unique PIN gaining them access to their profile.

Add Accounts Later – Shared classroom setup

Feature Image Credit – PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

Read next: Shrturl.co: You'll never trust a shortened URL again