Amazon acquired a company called TenMarks several years ago, and today it has released a writing curriculum through it for teachers and students.
This online curriculum is designed to help teachers guide students through the maze that is learning to write; it involves online activities that can be completed using a smartphone or other connected device.
TenMarks, which features ‘an amazon company’ on its homepage, is billed as an Amazon K-12 Education effort.
In addition to math, the service now offers a writing curriculum for teachers who sign up for the service.
The curriculum says it offers ‘everything you need to teach writing,’ including short writing exercises and lessons that take place via ‘text messaging.’
The software is tailored toward a new generation of students who have largely grown up with modern computing devices and smartphone-based messaging.