About the AT&T Classroom
Housed within Kent State University’s Research Center for Educational Technology, the AT&T Classroom provides a unique K-12 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 300 K-12 classes from across the Northeast Ohio region. As a K-12 classroom, the AT&T classroom is able to provide teachers and their students 1:1 access to a wide range of educational technologies including Chromebooks, iPads, 3D printers, 360 cameras, circuits, robotics, and tools for Augmented & Virtual Reality.
The AT&T Classroom Experience
The 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 invited to bring their classes daily to the AT&T Classroom for extended sessions of 1-4 weeks. During their AT&T Classroom experience, 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. Participating teachers can earn a graduate workshop credit hour for the experience.
Contact Annette Kratcoski for more information regarding participation in the AT&T Classroom.
AT&T Classroom On-the-Move! In-School STEAM Programming for Teachers & Students
Interested in receiving situated professional development in your own classroom? Looking for a way to offer a highly engaging, deep learning experience for your students? The AT&T Classroom can come to you! You and your students can engage in STEM lessons led by AT&T Classroom Technology Project Director, Thomas McNeal right in your own classroom. Options include LEGO® SPIKE™, Merge Cubes, Ozobots, 360 video, Book Creator, Scratch, Bitsbox, and more. Sessions can be scheduled for time blocks based on your classroom schedule.
Teacher Education and Research in the AT&T Classroom
The 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.