Increasingly cloudy classrooms; also see Google is making its educational tools more powerful (The Verge) and ISTE and Microsoft collaborate to provide new school planning and professional learning resources (Microsoft in Education blog)
"Called Amazon Inspire, the education site has features that may seem familiar to frequent Amazon shoppers. Search bar at the top of the page? Check. User reviews? Check. Star ratings for each product? Check.Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers - The New York Times
By starting out with a free resources service for teachers, Amazon is establishing a foothold that could expand into a one-stop shopping marketplace — not just for paid learning materials, but for schools’ wider academic and institutional software needs, said Tory Patterson, co-founder of Owl Ventures, a venture capital fund that invests in ed tech start-ups."