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, NetDayone of the earliest proponents of wiring classroomshas 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.