The Achievery, created by AT&T* is launching today. – Digital Learning Platform
It’s a free digital learning platform designed to make distance learning more engaging, entertaining, and inspiring for K-12 students. Created in collaboration with WarnerMedia, The Achievery helps connect students to a new world of digital learning through stories that spark curiosity, and learning content that entertains as well as teaches.
The platform features clips from some of the most popular, well-loved films, TV shows and animated series from WarnerMedia, paired with lessons and learning activities that students can engage with wherever they learn – at home, in the community and in the classroom. Some examples include:
Wonder Woman film clips paired with lessons teaching reading and writing skills
Aquaman film clips paired with lessons teaching responsible decision-making
Craig of the Creek animated clips paired with lessons teaching social awareness and language skills
Through high-quality, exciting learning content, we’re aiming to make distance learning more engaging and effective for students and encourage more families to get connected as we work to bridge the digital divide. The digital divide is the gap between those who have the benefit of using online resources and those who don’t.
The platform is the latest development within the AT&T Connected Learning initiative, created in 2021 as part of our companywide, $2 billion, 3-year commitment to address the digital divide through investments in digital literacy tools, education resources, broadband technology, low-cost internet service, and computers, to help today’s learners succeed inside and outside of the classroom.
Why is this important?
To narrow the digital divide, families, students, and teachers first need access to affordable internet connections and computers. But they also need access to engaging, relevant educational content that demonstrates the value in those connections, encourages safe usage of the internet and supports better learning outcomes.
According to a survey in 20211, parents and teachers are aligned that one of their students’ biggest frustrations when it comes to online learning is that it is boring. Nearly 80% of both parents and teachers think that their kids or students would be more interested in learning tools that include popular entertainment.