There are those who talk and those who do. Amplify is doing something awesome. They are bringing classroom instruction to the tablet. Sure there’s been talk of other companies aligning their digital content with the Common Core, but Amplify is taking it one step further.
I’ve been following Amplify since first seeing Joel Klein, CEO on a late night special with Charlie Rose. Said to change the way teachers teach and the way students learn, Amplify’s products help to envision change in the most conducive ways.
The Amplify tablet, designed for K12 curriculums comes equipped with Google Play for Education, the Merriam Webster dictionary, Encyclopedia Britannica and a sleuth of ebooks and other apps. Guilford County Schools in North Carolina is the first district to offer tablets to its students, meeting Obama’s Race to the Top federal funding program. For the 2013-2014 school year, 20,000+ students and teachers will receive tablets thanks to Amplify.