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Carolyn Crist

Students from Putnam County Schools in in Tennessee display their makerspace creations.
tudents work with a range of materials each day as they develop STEM-oriented projects in the makerspace at Marin Country Day School in Northern California. The school initially created the space for an after-school club.
VOICE-ACTIVATED Q&A—Students in the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indiana ask Alexa questions about what they’re studying. For safety reasons, the IT team has connected the device to a specialized Wi-Fi network.
VOICE-ACTIVATED TECHNOLOGY—In this fifth-grade classroom in Mansfield, Massachusetts, the teacher appoints a “Googler of the Day” to plug in the Home device when someone has a question, to ask that question, and then to unplug the device so it does not continue to record classroom activities.