Earlier this year, a study was completed that aimed to understand how teachers use technology in their classrooms, and to identify some best practices for all to benefit from. As most of you well know, many teachers have to approach classroom technology from different angles. Some have to follow a specific set of rules from their school or district, including what devices and software to use. Some have great support from their school. Others have none at all, and if they want to integrate classroom technology, it is 100% up to them. But where ever you’re coming at it from, a few best practices can help a lot.
The handy infographic below takes a look at some of the more important data points from that study. Do you agree or disagree with the main points of the graphic? How is your experience the same or different?Weigh in by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.
How Teachers Are Actually Using Technology In Their Classrooms
In this study, over 600 K-12 teachers were polled and asked 16 different questions about classroom technology.
- 93% report that technology has had a positive effect on student engagement
- 50% report not being adequately supported in using technology
- 46% feel they lack the training needed to use technology with students effectively
- 33% report a lack of visibility into whether or not their students are on task when using technology
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