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Amazon just announced Inspire, a free service for the search, discovery and distribution of digital educational resources. Teachers often rely on Pinterest, curriculum books, and colleagues for lessons and unit plan inspiration. Amazon Inspire will provide educators, regardless of funding or location, access to upload and share free digital teaching resources. Amazon first announced its commitment to the Open Educational Resources, or OER movement, in October 2015 when the U.S. Department of Education launched its #GoOpen campaign. Amazon Web Services or AWS is providing multi-year infrastructure and developer support for the Department of Education’s "Learning Registry". This is an open database... Read more...
American companies tend to reserve their best promotional offers for their U.S.-based customers, and if they’re lucky, to our northern neighbors in Canada. Microsoft has offered Office 365 free to students in the U.S. since September 2014. Microsoft announced this week that millions of students and teachers around the world will now be eligible to sign up to receive Office 365 for free — there’s a rather extensive list of supported countries and languages that you can view here. There’s just one catch, however, and it’s a pretty big one. Schools first need to buy Office 365 subscriptions for faculty and staff. Only then will teachers and students be granted access to their free subscription to... Read more...