Recent survey cites 91 percent of teachers believe training on technology in the classroom is important to achieving success

classroom-digitalSamsung Electronics America at ISTE 2015 announced its Classroom in a Box suite of services to K-12 schools.

According to a recent survey of K-12 teachers conducted by Samsung and GfK, 91 percent of teachers surveyed feel that access to up-to-date training on how to use technology in the classroom is important to achieving success. Based on the survey findings, 81 percent of surveyed teachers agree that technology in the classroom enables students to get more hands-on experience during lessons. However, 60 percent of teachers surveyed feel they are inadequately prepared to use it.

“Technology can have a dramatically positive impact on student success, but it’s important to ensure that educators are equipped with the resources and skills needed to leverage its power,” said Ted Brodheim, vice president of Vertical Business at Samsung Electronics America. “Samsung is committed to developing the best in classroom technology, and supporting teachers and schools with professional development that offers a deeper exploration of 21st century learning to improve student outcomes.”

In partnership with McGraw-Hill Education, Samsung’s Classroom in a Box is a fully-integrated pilot program that includes components needed to transform classrooms into technology enabled learning environments.

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