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This article was published on June 26, 2014

Google Play for Education is no longer just for tablets, now available on Chromebooks

Google Play for Education is no longer just for tablets, now available on Chromebooks
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Smartwatches, an Android set-top box and in-car connectivity demos stole the limelight at Google I/O, but the company is also continuing to push its educational offerings after it made its Google Play for Education service available on Chromebooks.

Google Play for Education is a hub for teachers in the US to use to help make K-12 lessons more interactive through customized Google services and apps. It was available for tablets only when it launched in November, so its expansion to Chromebooks — the affordable, internet-only laptops that Google has positioned as being ideal for the classroom — is significant.

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Schools with Chromebooks can visit play.google.com/edu to get started. Though Google has introduced Chromebooks to schools overseas, Google Play for Education is a US-only initiative.

Google Play for Education comes to Chromebooks [Google Enterprise Blog]

Thumbnail image via Kevin Jarrett / Flickr

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