Amazon Launches New Platform for Teachers

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Amazon has debuted a new resource for teachers that aims to help bring digital learning materials to the classroom.

Amazon Inspire is a free search, discovery and distribution tool that brings digital learning materials into all classrooms despite budget concerns, supporting the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen initiative. The platform is designed to cut down on the time that teachers spend searching for digital course materials to bring into the classroom.

New York’s Mineola Public Schools is one of the first school districts to use the service. “Mineola is proud to contribute content to the Amazon Inspire service. We believe the future of public education in a digital world is the ability to easily find engaging content for students,” stated Michael Nagler Superintendent. “As more teachers share content on Amazon Inspire, other teachers will find high quality, highly successful classroom materials. That is a victory for every child.”

Publishers and other content developers can share materials through the service. Newseum, Folger Shakespeare Library and The U.S. Department of Education are among those making teaching materials available through Amazon Inspire.