A study revealed that teachers are spending up to seven hours each week beyond their regular school day searching online for ways to keep their lessons fresh, and for differentiated content to support different types of learners in their classroom.
Amazon is launching its publishing portal Amazon Ignite, so that teachers may find the best teaching material online. Here teachers can create and sell the study materials. Ignite will offer materials by grade level, topic, resource type or theme, spanning Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology, Science and more, all created by K-12 educators. Ignite will have familiar Amazon features like verified customer reviews, tailored recommendations and the ability to preview materials with “Look Inside.”
For now, Amazon ignite is available only in the USA and it is an invite-only platform. Joining Ignite is free, teachers will have to register to start selling. Amazon is offering 70% royalty on every product and for products under $2.99, the company will deduct a $0.30 transaction fee per resource sold. According to Ignite’s website, uploaded content will appear on Ignite within 2 days. Each resource will be reviewed by Amazon to check plagiarism as well. Resources that Ignite will support can be in these .doc, .docx, .pdf, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, and .zip.