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Press Release: School leaders see digital classrooms as key component of student learning
School leaders see digital classrooms as key component of student learning
According to survey, 63 percent of administrators believe 1:1 computing classrooms are the future of education
New York (November 10, 2011) – Two-thirds of school leaders say 1:1 computing classrooms are the future of education—despite recent public scrutiny about the value of technology in education.
More than 300 district superintendents, assistant superintendents and school principals from districts with 2,500 students or more participated in a market research survey fielded by Interactive Educational Systems Design, Inc. (IESD). Curriculum provider Time To Know funded the survey, which had a margin of error of +/- 5.5 percent.
The majority of respondents (63 percent) said that a teacher-led classroom with computers for each student, where the teacher acts as a coach, is what education should look like in the future. In addition, 80 percent of respondents said they would prefer a comprehensive curriculum program with 1:1 computer access, an interactive whiteboard, and some student materials available in print form. In contrast, less than 5 percent preferred most materials in a print format with some practice and homework to be completed on the computer.
In addition, 84 percent of leaders said 21st century skills, including critical thinking, problem solving and the ability to think creatively, are a high priority.
“It’s clear that educators believe that effectively integrating technology in the classroom will play a key role in preparing students for success in our global economy,” said Ellen Bialo, president of IESD.
Also in the survey, 69 percent of leaders cited budget constraints as a top concern and 58 percent cited academic achievement challenges related to student performance and learning as a top concern.
Time To Know is a complete teacher-led curriculum system that features a Digital Teaching Platform designed for one-to-one computing classrooms. With the teacher at the center, Time To Know engages students with interactive multimedia lessons, individualizes instruction, and promotes the development of critical thinking skills.
Research from schools in New York and Texas already using Time To Know has shown a dramatic increase in students’ math reasoning and critical thinking skills.
About Time To Know
Introduced in Israel in 2007 and launched in the United States in 2009, Time To Know is a complete online teaching and learning solution for one-to-one computing classrooms. Its curriculum is aligned to the Common Core Standards for math and English language arts. In addition to the Digital Teaching Platform, Time To Know includes comprehensive professional learning to maximize teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Time To Know is implemented in 150 classrooms in Texas and New York and is a part of the New York City’s Innovation Zone (iZone) program. In addition, Time To Know pilots are underway in Singapore, with 400 third grade students using its math program. For more information, please visit http://www.timetoknow.com or call 888.559.6560. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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