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TES Global announced that it has acquired San Francisco-based edtech startup Blendspace, a platform that makes it easy for teachers to create digital lessons tailored to students’ needs. The amount for which the startup got acquired remains undisclosed.
Blendspace was founded in 2012 and had investment from imagine K-12, NewSchools Venture Fund and Silicon Valley angel investors. It will join San Francisco-based Wikispaces, a company acquired by TES Global in February 2014. In fact, the acquisition took place to strengthen and enhance the Wikispaces brand and content library.
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Louise Rogers, CEO of TES Global, shared that the next version of TES Resources will enable teachers to charge for their uploaded content. According to the letter posted on the company’s website, the TES Resources community has grown to over 5.9 million members from across the globe and some of its contributors asked for an option to be rewarded for their content.
With a catalog of over one million classroom resources and downloads of more than 4.5 million every week, TES Resources is one of the largest resource sites for teachers on the internet. The main problem of resource sites is that only a tiny fraction actually creates content, the vast majority just consumes. In her letter Rogers thanks “the thousands” who have shared their classroom material for free on TES Resources. Hence even if we talked about tens of thousands we were in the 1% range or below.
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