More than 3,000 children from six states are enrolled in Amazon Smile programs that have trained thousands of kids to use online tools to learn math and other skills.
The goal is to help children with disabilities and to give them access to resources that would otherwise be out of reach.
For example, students can learn about building blocks of materials by using an Amazon Mechanical Turk job to create a job listing and receive payments based on the time it takes to complete the job.
They can learn math with the help of an online tool.
The Amazon Smile program has helped thousands of students graduate from high school.
The program also provides free tutoring through Amazon Mechanical Tutor, an online resource that allows students to use technology to teach their children.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning and the National Council of State Boards of Education say that over 50,000 students enrolled in these Amazon Smile jobs have received training, and more than 1,000 have successfully completed them.
The online courses are designed to provide children with special needs access to free tutors, online materials and other resources.
Amazon Mechanical Tutors allows students and teachers to create jobs and earn money for them.
These online classes can help students who are struggling to make ends meet and get their children off of public school funding, said Adam S. Schwartz, the director of the Office of Education for the National Association of Head Start Directors.
Amazon Smile is a pilot program that has enrolled students in several states.
In addition to the U.K., Florida, California, Illinois, North Carolina, and Texas, states that have participated include California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois , New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.