Google Expands K-12 Footprint, Acquires STEM-Focused Company Workbench

By Sean Cavanagh (Edweek)

 Google, already a dominant presence in the nation’s classrooms, is adding to its education portfolio through the acquisition of Workbench, an online platform that seeks to connect teachers and others with hands-on content.

Chris Sleat, the founder and CEO of Workbench, announced the deal in a blog post on the company’s website. Terms were not disclosed.

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Workbench is a learning platform that aims to give educators, students, and other users the ability to create and find lessons connected to a variety of “maker” activities focused on STEM and other topics. The company connects teachers, schools, and education companies with content, and it has content partnerships with maker-tech platforms including Sphero, Parrot, Dremel, Makey Makey and others, Google said in an e-mail to EdWeek Market Brief.  Read the original article