The use of digital resources and tools in classrooms is at an all-time high, but educators still say they need more time and training if they are to effectively integrate technology resources into their curriculum.

Ninety-six percent of the more than 1,200 teachers surveyed in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s fourth annual Educator Confidence Report say they see the many benefits of using ed-tech tools in the classroom, with 63 percent citing improved student engagement as the top benefit. But despite that enthusiasm, 52 percent say time to integrate the tools into their curriculum remains the biggest barrier to more effective technology use.

Technology has helped educators:

Do your teachers have enough time to use tech effectively? Many don't, according to a survey.
  • Improve student engagement with learning (63 percent)
  • Improve ability to deliver differentiated, individualized instruction (52 percent)
  • Improve ability for students to access instructional content anytime/anywhere (50 percent)

Nearly all surveyed educators (94 percent) say establishing a meaningful connection with students is the most important part of learning, but 53 percent say they worry that today’s growing emphasis on technology use might impair the growth of important personal relationships.

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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura


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