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Category: Education

AWS Educate and Amazon Future Engineer Teamed with CodeCombat to Create a New Game for the Hour of Code

As part of Amazon’s recently announced $10M grant to support Code.org, AWS Educate and Amazon Future Engineers have teamed with CodeCombat to create a new game that embeds Amazon DynamoDB that will be offered for free this year on Code.org during the Hour of Code – Game Development with DynamoDB. In this game, Amazon DynamoDB allows students to build code that records and displays their game scores.

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AWS Educate Students Create App to Solve Healthcare Accessibility Issues Around the World

At the AWS Public Sector Summit in Singapore, we hosted an Education User Group where we had students from institutions across Southeast Asia present games and products built on AWS with the support of AWS Educate. The first place winner was Dr. Robo, developed by Chong Jin Wei, a first-year student from National University of […]

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New Pricing Makes Streaming Learning Resources with Amazon AppStream 2.0 More Affordable for Qualifying Education Users

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, secure application streaming service that allows you to stream desktop applications to any computer running a web browser. AppStream 2.0 offers no upfront investment and no infrastructure for you to maintain. For education, this means students from K-12, primary, and higher education have greater access to learning resources […]

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Join AWS at EDUCAUSE 2017: Everything You Need to Know Before Philly

Stop by booth 1509 to learn how to get started with compute and storage solutions, bring Alexa voice technology to your campus, and build a next-generation, cloud-ready workforce with AWS Educate. Also, participate in hands-on demos, talk with our solutions architects, and interact with a 13-foot Amazon Echo! Check out other AWS activities happening throughout […]

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The AWS EdStart Pitch Day Winners

AWS EdStart recently held two pitch days, one in San Francisco and one in New York City. These events showcased 22 EdTech startups from the accelerator to potential customers and investors. These events provided opportunities for companies to receive direct feedback on their products, identify areas for collaboration with other industry members, and network with […]

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Solving Educational Data Interoperability Challenges Using the Ed-Fi Data Standard

School districts and State Departments of Education are managing an increasing number of technology products and services that impact students and faculty. As state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) integrate more of these tools into their operations, the amount of student data being generated grows. Because these systems remain largely disconnected from […]

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