By the Blouin News Technology staff

Tech giants look ahead to coming school year

by in Personal Tech.

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Amazon launched an online portal for teachers on Monday dubbed Amazon Inspire, which looks to entrench the company alongside Google, Apple, and Microsoft in the U.S. edtech scene.

Amazon Inspire includes thousands of free resources such as worksheets and lesson plans for teachers. The materials provide teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade with free instructional materials, and enables users to review products and share resources. Inspire significantly ups the ante for Amazon’s role in the U.S. edtech market, which its competitors have been building out for years with both hardware and software.

All three of the companies cited above have made huge efforts to entrench themselves in classrooms, much to the chagrin of privacy advocates who claim that the Obama administration has let Silicon Valley have its way with American school systems to the detriment of individual privacy…

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