K-12 Creativity and Collaboration Tool Launches Today in the Chrome Web Store
San Francisco, Calif., April 16, 2015 — Drawp for School, the popular classroom management app, is now live in the Chrome Web Store. Responding to the demands of the more than 1.2 million Chromebook users in U.S. K-12 classrooms, Drawp for School now offers teachers increased flexibility and choice across multiple platforms. Also available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play, Drawp for School is a creation app with a built-in collaboration platform and automatic classroom workflow management. It simplifies teacher workload by automatically distributing, collecting, and storing assignments in the proprietary Drawp cloud.
With the release, teachers can now take advantage of all the creation, workflow, and storage capabilities of Drawp for School, combined with the simplicity of Chromebooks. The instructional whiteboard app can be used with both touchscreen and touchpad Chromebooks. It’s perfect for BYOD classrooms as students can simply and securely log in on any device with the app. Teachers and students can increase engagement with any assignment by adding voice stickers, art, photos, and text. Teachers can also give audio or visual feedback and monitor student collaboration.
Drawp developed the new Chrome app using Google’s new App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) software. The ARC program allows developers to easily port their Android apps to Chrome OS and guarantees that more quality interactive content will continue to be available for Chromebooks. For a quick reference on getting started with Drawp, see Google’s Drawp for School Kickstart Guide.
“As Chromebooks continue to gain popularity in the classroom, teachers who are using Drawp for School on other devices requested that we make Drawp for School available for their Chromebooks as well,” says Drawp CEO Ana Albir. “We’re pleased that it is now available so that teachers can use Drawp for School across all their devices.”
“We use Drawp in our classrooms every day,” notes Thelma Almuena, Principal of Columbia Elementary School in California. “It’s part of our commitment to 21st century learning. We can monitor the students’ progress in real-time, which helps us optimize our planning and keep our students on track to meet their learning goals.”
Eases teacher workload: Drawp automatically distributes, collects, organizes and stores assignments
Powerful design tools: drawing, painting, photos, text and voice stickers
SimpleShare™ technology: swipe to share and collaborate
Protects privacy: COPPA compliant and has the TRUSTe seal of approval
Unlimited storage in the Drawp cloud; compatible with Dropbox and Google Drive
Safe and secure: no email needed for students
Common Core aligned tips and collaboration tools
Available for iOS, Android, and now Chrome
Web portal for teachers to manage classes
ABOUT MOONDROP ENTERTAINMENT
Moondrop Entertainment was founded to provide outstanding educational tablet apps for children. The company’s first release, Drawp, connects children with loved ones through the simple acts of drawing and sharing. With Drawp for School, Moondrop continues its mission of combining technology and art to nurture creativity and build self-esteem while adding a platform for seamless classroom collaboration that promotes communication between teachers, students, and parents.
For more information about Drawp, visit www.drawpforschool.com; follow on Twitter @DrawpEDU; and watch the Drawp for School Case Study video on YouTube.
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