Q&A: Speed and Storage Support Mobile Technology in K–12 Classrooms

Micron Technologies’ product experts share why memory and storage upgrades are crucial now and for the future of school devices.

The pandemic, which accelerated tech use in K–12 schools, also changed how that technology is consumed. Today’s educators are using more applications to facilitate student learning in remote environments. Students are accessing more rich imagery and large video files as part of instruction.

This method of instruction takes up space and bandwidth on a device. Slow speeds and a lack of storage can hinder learning and frustrate students and educators.

Memory and storage are essential investments that K–12 schools should make to support learning, according to Rahul Sandil, global head of marketing for the commercial products group at Micron Technology, and Jonathan Weech, director of product line management for the commercial products group at Micron.

“There is a good chance there is Micron technology is something you touch and use every day that helps you store your stuff,” Weech says.

Weech and Sandil share with EdTech how memory — mainly dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) — and storage products, including portable solid-state drives, support a more powerful and mobile approach to learning in a modern education landscape.