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Most teachers say tech tools improve teaching and learning


Tech tools can increase student engagement and intellectual stimulation, teachers say

Eighty-two percent of teachers in a recent survey say they believe tech tools have enhanced teaching and learning, and most say they have access to the tools they want.

The survey from MidAmerica Nazarene University queried 1,000 teachers with a minimum of 5 years in the classroom to gauge the impact tech tools have had on instructional methods and student learning.

On average, teachers say 56 percent of their tools have become tech based, and 80 percent of teachers say they have access to most of the tech tools they want in their classrooms. Those tech tools include interactive whiteboards, student portals, laptops, tablets, learning software, and learning apps.

Private school teachers are 13 percent more likely to have access to tech tools, and teachers in the southwest appear to have the most access to technology.

Laura Ascione

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