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Tag: K12

Giving Schools Network Connectivity into AWS Direct Connect

NJEdge has built a state-wide fiber optic research and education network that is available to all NJEdge member schools. In collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), member institutions can now leverage existing NJEdge connections, or create new ones, and use AWS Direct Connect at a significantly reduced expense to connect to private AWS resources. NJEdge, a Research and Education Network (REN), is dedicated to creating a better world by providing statewide advanced networking, access to optimal technology solutions and services, and insight and expertise in information technologies.

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AppStream 2.0 and Chromebooks Bring Digital Equity to K12 Classrooms

With the availability of Wi-Fi and Chromebooks in the classroom, students are better positioned than ever before to take advantage of digital learning tools. However, Chromebooks don’t easily support demanding software, such as CAD/CAM and other tools needed for Science Technology Education and Math (STEM) classes. So while a classroom may have ubiquitous access to the internet, teachers who require more robust desktop applications and software still find themselves reserving time in school computer labs.

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Five Lessons Learned by an Education Service Agency Migrating School Districts to AWS

Southwest MiTech is an IT support consortium in Michigan under the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency (KRESA) that provides top-to-bottom technology services for KRESA and the districts they serve. Early last year, KRESA was facing tight budgets and increasingly rigorous security and compliance requirements, yet they still were under pressure to scale their infrastructure and provide a disaster recovery (DR) environment.

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Kicking off Code.org’s Hour of Code: Q&A with Student Niamani Knight

Hour of Code is now underway. This global movement exposes students to the power of computer science and is held during Computer Science Education Week, which runs this year from December 4-10. We caught up earlier with participating student, Niamani Knight, to discuss her Hour of Code experience. She also shared how she’s building opportunities for other students to learn coding.

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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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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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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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