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K-8 classroom technology use increasing

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
November 30th, 2015

A new survey finds teachers’ use of technology is driven by access to devices and positive learner outcomes

classroom-technologyTechnology use is increasing, with 4 out of 5 teachers saying they will use classroom technology more frequently during the 2015-2016 school year, according to a survey from Front Row Education, a company that provides adaptive, gamified and data driven education programs.

The largest driver of this increase appears to be access to devices, with more than three-fourths of 1,000 surveyed teachers noting that the availability of classroom technology resources at their school is either good (40 percent) or great (37 percent).

Second to access to devices, teachers are embracing classroom technology further as a result of the positive impact they have seen to-date.The survey results indicate that for teachers, a key driving force in this increased use is superior learner outcomes.

When choosing which software to use, the most important factor surveyed teachers cited was the advancement of student learning, followed by the availability of valuable information on a student’s progress. Aligning to the Common Core and ease of use came in third and fourth, respectively.

When surveyed teachers were asked how classroom technology has changed the way they teach, determining the skill level of their students more efficiently topped the list–followed by determining a student’s skill level more deeply.

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