June 27, 2016

"Amazon is launching a new site where K-12 teachers and schools can upload and access unlimited educational and classroom resources — lesson plans, videos, tests, projects, games and other content — in collaboration with their peers across the country, free of charge."

geekwire: The company’s Amazon Education unit is launching the site, called Amazon Inspire, in conjunction with the ISTE 2016 education technology conference in Denver, opening up the Inspire beta to U.S. K-12 educators and schools starting today. by Todd Bishop

'“Our ultimate goal is for every teacher in every single subject to benefit from Amazon Inspire,” said Rohit Agarwal, general manager of Amazon K-12 Education, in an interview. “When they walk into a classroom, we want every teacher to benefit from the collective knowledge, the collective insights and the experience of every single one of their peers.”

'It’s the latest in a series of moves by Amazon in the education technology market. The company acquired the TenMarks online math startup in 2014, and separately markets e-books and tablets for teachers and school districts. The company describes the project as an outgrowth of its involvement in the U.S. Department of Education’s GoOpen initiative. Amazon also provides technical resources and support for the department’s Learning Registry open database.'

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