A recent survey by nonprofit education group NetDay confirms what has been suggested by other research about computers in the classroom: Schools are now wired, but many teachers still are not comfortable using computers as integral parts of their lesson.

As a result, NetDay—one of the earliest proponents of wiring classrooms—has announced that it is shifting its mission from wiring schools to helping to solve the “integration” issue.

NetDay’s new priorities are:

  • Instilling a sense of leadership from administrators;
  • Providing good advice about integrating technology into education;
  • Training teachers to use popular software packages;
  • Forming partnerships with businesses and other local groups; and
  • Finding and publicizing programs that are successfully integrating technology.