Why Amateur Radio in the classroom?Using Amateur Radio in the classroom is a proven and effective way to teach both fact and theory … and align with state and national learning objectives.
Why Amateur Radio in the classroom?Amateur Radio is communication via a variety of methods across social, political, cultural, geographic and physical handicap boundaries.
Why Amateur Radio in the classroom?Amateur Radio integrates multiple technologies, math, science geography, reading and writing.
Why Amateur Radio in the classroom?Amateur Radio encourages hands-on investigation and experimentation as a basis for understanding technical subjects.
And, Amateur Radio opens many doors
- Amateur Radio experiences are a motivating influence for many careers in computer sciences, consumer electronics, broadcast engineering, research sciences, medicine, telecommunications and more!
- Amateur Radio enriches the lives of thousands of people as a way to meet and make friends, have fun and pursue a path of lifelong learning.
- Amateur Radio provides a foundation in Wireless Technology Literacy so important to today’s citizens.
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What are other schools doing?
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NSTA Reports on the Benefits of Amateur Radio for Teaching Wireless Technology
The National Science Teachers Association journal investigated how teachers are using Amateur Radio as a springboard for teaching electronics and wireless technology. To read the article, click here (scroll down to the second half of the story).