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April 29th, 2013
Teachers: Ed-tech boosts students’ abilities, self-sufficiency
Technology’s potential to aid teaching and learning when properly implemented and used is widely agreed upon, and teachers say that ed-tech has the potential to both positively and negatively impact students’ learning. A new infographic from Teacher Portal chronicles the emergence of ed-tech in today’s K-12 classrooms.
Teachers said that ed-tech tools offer numerous advantages and can help boost student learning and engagement. For instance, eReaders help students annotate text, reduce paper use, and a text-to-speech function helps students with vision problems or language barriers.
Seventy-three percent of teachers and students use cell phones in class and for assignments, followed by 66 percent using digital cameras, 55 percent using digital video recorders, 45 percent using eReaders, and 43 percent using tablets.
(Next page: What technologies are teachers using?)