Schools learn how AT&T solutions support technology-rich education

It’s that time of year again. Students look forward to recharging over summer break.

It’s also the time when school administrators look forward to retooling in preparation for the next school year.

At the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2016 Conference, educators can learn about the latest trends in educational technology. At the AT&T booth, they’ll see how our technology can keep their students and staff connected. They can also hear about our new solution to help families bridge the homework gap.

With the increase of technology-rich learning, districts need ways to increase bandwidth – without significantly increasing costs. 

AT&T Switched Ethernet on Demand lets schools adjust bandwidth as needed. At peak usage times – like during state testing – schools can turn up their bandwidth with a click of a button. When they close for seasonal breaks, they can turn bandwidth down – saving the district money.

Why pay for bandwidth you don’t use or need?

We’re also expanding high-speed Internet access to more schools. This will further help to offer high performance for their networks.

Digital equity, more specifically the “homework gap,” will be top of mind for district leaders at ISTE. 

At AT&T, we share the belief that access to the digital world from home is vital to student academic success.

Access from AT&T is a new program designed to help bridge the digital divide in our 21-state wireline footprint, by making wireline home Internet service more affordable for qualifying low-income households participating in the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). At the conference, we’ll provide information to educate school districts about the program, so they are able to help us spread the word among eligible students & families.

In addition to wireline programs like Access from AT&T, we offer valuable wireless solutions as well.

Schools like Canyon School District in Sandy, Utah, use AT&T Mobility Solutions to keep administrators and staff connected. Schools must meet the growing demand to provide teachers access to digital curriculum and applications. They need options that allow greater access to portable and mobile technology both during and after the school day.

AT&T has a long-standing reputation for supporting technology-rich education. In addition to serving K-12 customers, AT&T has committed to a $350 million investment in education. We support programs that help students succeed in school and beyond.

As part of that commitment, six new organizations that are a part of AT&T Aspire Accelerator will have a presence at this year’s conference. Look for Bitsbox, Cogent Education, CommonLit, TalkingPoints, The Graide Network, and Couragion. They have unique stories and diverse leadership – yet all work to help ensure that every student has a bright, successful future.

As you can see we have a lot to offer educators.

We’ll be at ISTE, June 27 – 29th. Come visit us in booth #2147. We’ll be demonstrating our continued support of innovation in education.

John Irwin Senior Vice President AT&T About John