Through the AT&T Learning Points Program, schools can obtain free hardware, software and classroom instruction materials when participants place AT&T phone calls from their home. The program is open to accredited public, private and parochial K-12 schools.
Anyone, anywhere in the U.S. can direct Learning Points to your school. For every dollar supporters spend on qualifying phone calls, AT&T will automatically award five Learning Points. AT&T keeps all of the records and handles all of the program administration.
The Learning Points Catalog, developed with Scholastic, Inc., lists all of the free technology products available through the program. Registered schools get posters, customized flyers and newsletters to help get the word out to AT&T customers in their community. To register, call (800) 807-2466.
The Productivity Works offers a free white paper that discusses how to share the wealth of information found on the Internet with those who cannot afford the equipment or services for full access. The firm's mission is to design and implement software solutions that incorporate universal Internet access for disabled people.
The Open World Model for Access and Interaction suggests new access methods to extend the Web to "unplugged" educators, students and other audiences around the globe. A Word 97 version of the document, complete with graphics, can be downloaded in a self-extracting ZIP file from www.prodworks.com/openw2.exe.
A free video program helps students understand where life, health and disability insurance fit into the financial planning process. "Next Generation
Insuring Your Future," produced by the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE), can be shown in high school courses dealing with life skills, business or economics.
Teachers can receive the video by visiting www.vpw.com or faxing a request on school letterhead to (800) 358-5218. Those who order online can register for Video Placement Worldwide's Classroom Information Network, and review a catalog of other free videos on a wide range of topics.
This article originally appeared in the 11/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.