AWS Convergence Technologies has unveiled a suite of web-based teaching tools that uses live weather data to build students’ math, science, technology, and geography skills. WeatherBug Achieve is a completely new product that builds on the company’s WeatherNet Classroom program already used by thousands of schools. AWS owns the world’s largest weather network, which has 7,000 live sensors located in schools and other facilities that generate data every second to supply the most precise weather conditions nationwide. WeatherBug Achieve incorporates these live data into its interactive, web-based science, math, and geography lesson plans, which are tied to state standards. The program also features online training for educators; an age-appropriate interface based on students’ grade level (K-12); a weather photo gallery; a flash-based map gallery; and lessons designed for English as Second Language students. Pricing begins at $1,500.
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