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Google acquires Baltimore-based educational technology firm Workbench

Google acquires Baltimore-based educational technology firm Workbench

Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google, the companies announced.

“Our core mission has always been to engage learners and educators through shared, meaningful lessons and tools that they can make their own,” Workbench founder and CEO Chris Sleat said in a company blog post. “As part of Google, we will be better positioned to achieve this mission.”

Google did not disclose acquisition price or other details, a Google spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Interactive learning technology from Workbench, founded in 2013 as cwist and later rebranded, was being used in 10,000 schools around the world as of October 2017, when the company raised...

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