More and more educators, parents, and education technology advocates see the need for classroom technology and digital learning, but say that stagnant or shrinking budgets continue to impede progress in many cases.
The 2012 Speak Up report, From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Digital Conversion of the K-12 Classroom, completed by 466,000 K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians, and administrators, gathered input on education technology use, digital learning, policies, and trends from stakeholders.
In the report, 6,011 school and district administrators share 10 ideas about digital learning:
1. What’s waking you up at night?
Fifty-five percent of school principals and district administrators say they worry that they do not have adequate technology for students to use at school, and nearly 50 percent said they believe that leveraging digital textbooks, online classes, and mobile devices could improve student outcomes.
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