K-8 classroom technology use increasing

These two benefits support the third-most-cited impact that surveyed teachers are seeing: freeing up time to focus on giving students individual attention.

Additional findings include:

High Administrative Support: 75 percent of surveyed teachers noted an increase in administration support for classroom technology; fewer than 1.5 percent said that it has declined.
Daily Use: Four out of five teachers surveyed use technology in their classroom every day; nearly nine out of 10 use it 4 days a week or more.
Age is just a number: No difference was found in the use of classroom technology by the age of the teachers surveyed, or by number of years an individual has been teaching. Those in the classroom are embracing technology across all age ranges.

“The impact of any new tool in the classroom is directly correlated with the degree to which it is utilized,” said Lindsay Helman, a third grade teacher at Mary Frank Elementary. “Teachers are mission-driven and our goal is to bring out the best in our students, and so we use technology when we can see that it has impact. Technology is having a huge impact not only on the way we teach, but on the way students learn, resulting in incredibly positive advances in education.”

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Material from a press release was used in this report.

Laura Ascione

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