An alarmingly large majority of U.S. teachers–78 percent–say they feel they haven’t received the training they need to teach with technology in the classroom, according to new research.
The study from edtech and coding company SAM Labs, conducted online with independent research firm 72 Point, outlines the opportunities teachers see when it comes to technology in the classroom, as well as some of the biggest challenges the U.S. education system faces related to computer science and coding.
Following the White House’s recent $200M commitment to support coding and computer science in U.S. schools, and with more than 500,000 computing jobs available but only 50,000 computer science graduates each year, the study asserts that it is essential to take a hard look at how technology is implemented in public schools.
Surveyed educators said technology is critical for students’ development–82 percent of U.S. teachers believe that students who use technology in the classroom are more prepared for their future careers.
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