DonorsChoose.org and AT&T Want Teachers to Submit Tech Ideas That Help Students Tell Stories

By Nicole Anderson, AVP of Social Innovation at AT&T and President of the AT&T Foundation,

A podcast that empowers students to deliver local news to their community. Technology to host a blog for elementary school English language learners and their families. A year-long mobile video documentary about the benefits of therapy dogs for students with special needs.

These are just a few of the digital storytelling-focused projects that teachers have submitted for funding on DonorsChoose.org. The platform makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need.

5 Tips for Building a Successful Startup

By Sandro Olivieri, AT&T Aspire Accelerator Entrepreneur-in-Residence

I come from a family of educators, but I am not one myself.

When I started as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the AT&T Aspire Accelerator focused on ed-tech, I had a small case of imposter syndrome. Sure, I’d worked in technology for my entire career, but what about the “ed” part of ed-tech? What did I know about education? How could I be taken seriously?

Introducing the 2017 AT&T Aspire Accelerator Class

By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T

“How can I help students in new and lasting ways?” That’s a question all innovators in education ask… daily.

“How can the program, platform or product I’m working on make a difference in learners’ lives? Does it connect teachers to new, untapped resources? Does it help engage caregivers in a child’s learning? Does it allow students to see things in a different light? Does it help?”

VIDEO: Being the Change – Women in Tech

By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
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At AT&T, more than 84,200 women work to transform the way we connect with our world. These women are executives, engineers, marketers, sales people, financial professionals, installation technician and attorneys. They are innovators. They are mentors. And they’re leaders.

AT&T Accepting Applications for Ed-Tech Accelerator

For- and Non-Profit Organizations Driving Social Impact Can Apply

SAN FRANCISCO, January 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ — AT&T is calling on innovative ed-tech ventures to apply for the 2017 AT&T Aspire Accelerator.  In its third year, the Aspire Accelerator’s mission is to support innovations that can help every student achieve a bright, successful future—exponentially and at scale.

Schools Learn How AT&T Solutions Support Technology-Rich Education

By John Irwin, Senior Vice President-Government, Education and Healthcare, AT&T

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.

Celebrating a Nation of Makers


Try to remember the most memorable moment from science class and you’ll probably think of the time your teacher had you build a rocket or make ice cream in a plastic bag. It’s these types of hands on “making” experiences that inspire creativity in students and spark interest in STEM careers.  

Bringing Careers into Classrooms Through Technology

By Sabari Raja, Nepris, and Jason Leiker, AT&T

A recent Gallup poll of 1 million students in the U.S. found that only half report feeling engaged in school and one-fifth are actively disengaged. The poll showed engagement levels decline significantly as students get older, bottoming out in 11th grade.

According to Gallup, several things might help explain this trend, including the “lack of experiential and project-based learning pathways for students.”

AT&T Kicks Off Aspire Accelerator With 6 Leading Ed-Tech Startups

2016 Class of For- and Non-Profit Organizations Gathers in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. May 9, 2016 — AT&T is working with 6 innovative ed-tech startups for the 2016 AT&T Aspire Accelerator class. The program is in its second year and is part of our $350 million commitment to help students succeed in school and beyond. The Accelerator supports for- and non-profit organizations driving student success and career readiness.

Aspire Accelerator: Applicants from Coast to Coast

By: Jacob Saperstein

Last month, we announced the launch of the AT&T Aspire Accelerator with an open call for applications from organizations that use technology to address real-world education challenges. The program will connect participating ed-tech ventures with the resources, services, expertise, and relationships they need to flourish and ultimately help drive students’ educational or career success.


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