Google Apps adds the EDU Category to their Marketplace

I was happy to see that today, via the Official Google Enterprise Blog, Google announced a new category in their Marketplace.

Here’s just a few of what is already available in the new EDU category:

  • Haiku: an LMS that allows teachers to create media-rich class websites, give and auto-grade assessments, annotate assignments and interact online with students.
  • Brainpop: an app that offers animated, curriculum-based content that enhances student learning in numerous ways, from illustrating complex concepts to reviewing before a test.
  • DreamBox: a tool that helps students learn math through interactive lessons and gives teachers reporting dashboards to monitor individual student progress.

There are two Google webinars that are coming up soon that you may want to consider attending or plan to view the archive of. They are:

Manage your school in the cloud with the Google Apps Marketplace
Featuring classroom management tools Haiku and Learnboost
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
10:00 a.m. PST / 1:00 p.m. EST
Register here (

Help students learn more effectively with the Google Apps Marketplace
Featuring web-based learning tools Grockit, BrainPop, and DreamBox
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
4:00 p.m. PST / 7:00 p.m. EST
Register here (

With over 10 million users in Google Apps Education Edition, Google said this is only the beginning.