Amateur Radio in the Classroom

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. With the help of the ARRL Education & Technology Program, you can build a foundation of wireless technology literacy for yourself and your students.

Amateur Radio is communication via a variety of methods across social, political, cultural, geographic and physical handicap boundaries.

Amateur Radio integrates math, science, geography, reading and writing.

Amateur Radio encourages hands-on investigation and experimentation as a basis for understanding technical subjects. 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 also enriches the lives of thousands of people as a way to meet and make friends, have fun and pursue a path of lifelong learning.


  • ETP Resources

    Curricula, kits and projects you can use in your classroom. Learn More

    ETP Resources

  • Professional Development

    ARRL's Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology offers hands-on learning for teachers . Learn More

    Professional Development

  • Grants

    Find out about grants for school radio stations and related software and equipment! Learn More


  • What are other schools doing?

    Find out how other teachers are using Amateur Radio to engage students in their classrooms. Learn More

    What are other schools doing?