Amazon to Offer Educational Services to Teachers

By Andrew Pillow

Google, Microsoft, and Apple are going to be getting a little competition in the new market of educational services from Amazon’s new foray, Amazon Inspire.

Amazon plans to offer lesson plans, worksheets and other instructional materials for teachers by this upcoming school year. The interface will reportedly look very similar to Amazon’s existing platform that consumers are already accustomed to. Given Amazon's existing market share on digital media, particularly books, the transition is a natural one.  

The classroom is the newest frontier for tech companies, and a potentially very lucrative one. The educational tech arms race is likely just heating up.

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.