Housed 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 Pre-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 220 classes from 45 schools across the Northeast Ohio region. As a PreK-16 classroom, the AT&T classroom is able to provide students 1:1 access to multiple devices and platforms including touchscreen convertible laptops, iPads, iPod touches, Android tablets, Google Cardboard VR viewers, and several Boogie Board e-writer devices including the Jot 8.5, the Jot 4.5 Clearview, the Play n’ Trace, the Scribble n’ Play and the Sync. Students are able to use these these devices to access web-based tools as well as iOS and Android apps. The classroom also has available the LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotics system, a 3D printer, a SMART Board 6065i interactive flat panel, a wall-mounted Boogie Board LCD eWriter, a digital presentation system, a document camera, a 50-inch flat panel plasma screen TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Squirrels Reflector 2, scanners, printers, digital still and video cameras, and high-definition video recording equipment.
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Each summer RCET offers a series of technology camps for area students that provide opportunities for children to explore a range of media and tools including 3D modeling, coding, programming, game design, animation, drones, programmable robots, and LEGO WeDo Robotics. All camps are hosted in the AT&T Classroom located in Moulton Hall on the Kent campus.
Summer 2020: With our continued response to COVID-19, we feel that it is in the best interest and safety of our campers and their families to cancel ALL Summer 2020 camps hosted onsite in the AT&T Classroom. Instead, join us virtually to explore tools for computing, robotics, & design.