IBL News | New York
Amazon launched this week a marketplace for K-12 teachers who usually teaches via lesson plans, printables, classroom games, and other classroom materials to colleagues and parents online.
This service, called Amazon Ignite, plans to connect educational content creators with Amazon customers.
The tech giant will take 30% of the sales, plus a transaction fee of 30 cents for products under $2.99.
To avoid the posting of copyrighted materials, Amazon has made the service accessible with Invitation Only by the instructor creators who own the resources.
All of the materials in the Ignite program will be in a new Amazon’s Digital Educational Resources store.
Ignite’s initiative follows similar existing ventures such as Teachers Pay Teachers, founded in 2006.