COVID-19 continues to impact students of all ages across the country. The pandemic has altered the way students are taught, communicate with teachers and classmates, and access resources. Technology plays an essential role in helping students learn safely while creating new educational opportunities to help them get a head start in their future careers. Learn more in this week’s Tech At Work.

Schools Using Zoom to Enable Remote and Hybrid Learning

Zoom is helping schools and universities create an intuitive hybrid classroom experience.  Through integrated audio, video, and wireless screen sharing, Zoom Rooms are helping connect students with learning in new ways.

CDW Helping Schools with Remote Learning, Creating Equity of Access for Students

While remote or distance learning can create challenges for schools, CDW is helping teachers and students connect through new platforms and tools to minimize e-learning disruptions.  CDW is ensuring schools have the right tools in place, like portable hotspots, to ensure all students have access to learning opportunities.

Cisco Program Providing Unique Learning Opportunities with Emphasis on STEM-Focused Careers

Cisco’s STEM Shadow Program helps high school students get a head start in their careers.  The long summer program is focused on opportunities in the STEM fields and provides students the opportunity to learn from a subject matter expert in one of Cisco’s business units.

Girl Scouts and Amazon Partnering to Engage Girls in STEM

Amazon and the Girl Scouts of the USA are partnering to address the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields.  Amazon is hosting Girl Scout tours of facilities in more than 20 cities as well as virtually to show the STEM experience in action and inspire girls to explore the computer science, robotics, and engineering fields.  Amazon also announced plans to fully fund college tuition for its more than 750,000 front-line employees.

AT&T Helping Bridge the Homework Gap

Comcast Providing Free WiFi for After-School Programs

MIND Research Institute CEO Shares Thoughts on Edtech Trends in 2022

Google Engineer Motivated to Inspire Young Girls to Enter STEM Careers

What’s New in Tech

Wejo Announces Wejo Neural Edge™ Processing Platform Streamlining Connected Vehicle Data and Driving Autonomous Vehicle Reality Forward

Wejo announced it is developing a Wejo Neural Edge™ platform that will enable intelligent handling of data from vehicles at scale, while providing incredible insights that protect privacy and empower automotive innovation. This process will not only reduce data overload and maximize data insights, but will lower costs for automotive manufacturers and improve manufacturing of the vehicle to provide a better driving experience — supporting safer vehicles, enabling further advancements in EV and AV mobility, and reducing congestion and emissions.

What We’re Saying

TechNet-led #UnitedForPrivacy Campaign Launches With Call From Small Businesses to Pass Federal Data Privacy Protection Law

TechNet Statement on Congressional Hearing Examining Electric Vehicles’ Impact on Rural America

TechNet Joins CalChamber in Applauding Governor Newsom’s Budget Proposal in California

Before You Start Your Weekend

The time to pass a federal privacy law has never been greater. TechNet and voices from across industries are #UnitedForPrivacy and call on Congress to pass a national privacy law that protects consumers and gives businesses certainty about their responsibilities. The current state-by-state patchwork creates confusion for consumers and has a chilling effect on every sector of the U.S. economy, especially for small businesses. Congress should act now and pass a federal privacy law.