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5 reasons schools aren’t using more innovative classroom models

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
July 13th, 2015

Research reveals educators back digital tools, but aren’t always fully-equipped to implement innovative practices

innovative-classroomNine out of 10 administrators surveyed in a new report said using technology effectively as part of instructional practice is important to educate and prepare students, but a few key challenges are delaying plans for more innovative classroom models.

  1. Seventy-eight percent of surveyed parents said using technology as a regular part of daily classes is the best way for their child to develop the skills they’ll need to succeed in college and the workforce, according to Trends in Digital Learning: Empowering Innovative Classroom Models for Learning, released by Project Tomorrow and Blackboard.

The report, the latest in a series of annual collaborations between the two groups, comes from an analysis of Speak Up survey data collected in the fall of 2014.

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