LEGO and Amazon have announced a joint voice challenge. The two companies are hoping teachers will pick up on the contest as an in-class or after-school activity.
Riot Games has introduced a free game design curriculum for educators that meshes with well known learning standards. The course can be taught, according to the maker of esports favorite League of Legends, by "any teacher with access to the internet and a printer."
Instructors can now freely access "App Development with Swift" through the Canvas Commons. The course includes lessons, teacher guides and developer tools for use in the classroom.
Consumer robot company iRobot Corp. recently acquired Root Robotics, which caters primarily to K-12. The latter's educational "Root" coding robot grew out of a summer research project in 2011 at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.