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Kids section with 'Teacher Approved' apps coming to Google Play Store

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Jakarta  /  Sat, April 18, 2020  /  04:46 pm
Kids section with 'Teacher Approved' apps coming to Google Play Store

The apps in the Kids section are rated by teachers based on various factors, such as their educational value and ability to invoke creativity or imagination. (Shutterstock/File)

Google will launch a new Kids section on the Google Play Store, featuring a selection of "Teacher Approved" apps.

Aimed at helping to educate children at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the apps in the section are reviewed and rated by teachers based on various factors, such as educational value and ability to invoke creativity or imagination.

As reported by techcrunch.com, the company worked with academic experts, including Joe Blatt from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Sandra Calvert from Georgetown University, to create the framework.

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The apps are chosen by a panel of teachers who rate the apps on several aspects, such as age-appropriateness, user experience and enrichment. They will be grouped by age categories, namely 5 and under, 6 to 8 and 9 to 12.

According to The Verge, Google will launch the new section earlier than originally scheduled as schools around the world are closed due to the pandemic. COVID-19 has forced parents to work from home while struggling to fill their children’s time with educational activities.

The Kids section will be released in the next few days in the United States and will come out for the international audience in the coming months. (gis/wng)

 

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