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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Amazon Launching Education Resource Site

On June 27, Amazon announced the launching of its new educational resource website, Amazon Inspire. The site will provide educators with free and open educational resources including thousands of free lesson plans, worksheets and other instructional materials. The site is in currently in beta stage and Amazon is looking for teachers to test and provide feedback for improvement. Amazon Inspire is part of Amazon's commitment as a partner in the U.S. Department of Education's #GoOpen initiative. CCSSO is a supporter of #GoOpen and assists all states interested in OER.  A press release from Amazon can be found here.