Google Highlights "Teacher approved" Apps for Kids
Google is updating its Play Store for Android with a new Kids tab, highlighting "'Teacher approved' apps that are both enriching and entertaining". The Kids tab lets you filter by age group. Each "Teacher approved" app has been reviewed by academic experts and teachers and meets Google's quality standards. A new section on the app's page lists specific reasons that app earned the "Teacher approved" badge. The feature is rolling out this week in the US, expanding internationally in the coming months.
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