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API stands for Application Program Interface. It’s a tool which allows web applications (websites and apps to the layman) to communicate with each other and share information stored in each other’s databases. This information can then be incorporated into new and different projects.

API’s are incredibly valuable for education. Being able to share data about student progress levels, education resources, and classroom ideas means that everyone learns more. Whether it’s a teacher sharing instructional videos with her classroom or a branch of government trying to allocate funds for its education budget.

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