A recent survey found that teachers say their biggest problem in using technology in the classroom is their lack of time during the educational day. Though most respondents said they’d like to use technology in all of their lessons, 60 percent said they use the internet for less than a half-hour per day, on average.
Respondents cited the following obstacles:
- Inconvenient location. Having to take students to a computer lab wastes time.
- Lack of equipment.
- Slow connections to the internet.
Teachers said they use the internet far more often for preparation of classroom lessons, topical research, and communication with their colleagues–each task received a positive response of more than 40 percent in the survey–than they do with teacher-to-student work. Approximately one-fifth said they are starting to use the internet for communicating with students and their parents.
The survey was commissioned by NetDay.