About the AT&T Classroom

A child uses a computer to learnHoused within Kent State University’s Research Center for Educational Technology, the AT&T Classroom provides a unique Pre-K-16 research laboratory setting to study the potential of educational technologies and also serves as a K-12 outreach and professional development center for the region.

The classroom was founded in 1998 through the generous support of the AT&T Foundation, the Ohio Board of Regents and the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and has since hosted over 275 K-12 classes from across the Northeast Ohio region. As a PreK-16 classroom, the AT&T classroom is able to provide teachers and their students 1:1 access to a wide range of educational technologies including iPads/tablets, Chromebooks, laptops, 3D printers, augmented and virtual reality tools, robots and drones.


The AT&T Classroom Experience

A student shows off a gadget she madeThe AT&T Classroom has received national and international attention as an innovative site for K-12 teachers and students to teach and learn with and through technology.

During the academic year, local teachers are nominated by their administration to bring their classes daily to the AT&T Classroom for extended sessions of 2-5 weeks. During their AT&T Classroom experience, participating teachers receive just-in-time and contextualized professional development while at the same time, students are presented with engaging and cutting-edge tools as they progress through rigorous and interdisciplinary curricular content.

Contact Annette Kratcoski for more information regarding participation in the AT&T Classroom.


Teacher Education and Research in the AT&T Classroom

Monitoring a classroomThe AT&T Classroom is also a laboratory facility and offers exceptional capability for capturing digital video of K-12 technology integration.

The classroom has four ceiling mounted cameras and stationary microphones located at all desks and tables throughout the room, as well as wireless mobile microphones to capture teachers and students. From the adjacent observation room, the video cameras can be manipulated to record as many as four simultaneous digital videos at a time. Additionally, the observation room has one-way glass through which researchers and teacher education students can observe K-12 teachers and students during live lessons.

Contact Annette Kratcoski to arrange a visit or observation.