Edtech is becoming more and more important in the classroom--here's what a survey says about students, laptops, and more.

Edtech is expanding access to learning–here’s how

A new survey shows most educators and parents believe edtech gives students more access to educational opportunities

A majority of educators (79 percent) and 86 percent of parents in a survey say edtech including laptops, video content, and STEM products, is becoming a crucial part of classroom education at every level.

The new Consumer Technology Association (CTA) survey includes responses from parents and educators of children in preschool through 12th grade, gauging their views on the use of edtech in classrooms.

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“A growing number of parents and teachers agree that tech is a powerful tool for education, over a wide range of subjects,” says Lesley Rohrbaugh, director of research, CTA. “Tech is helping children learn at every stage of education–from early language training all the way to mastering STEM concepts.”

Key study findings show nine in 10 parents (92 percent) and educators (88 percent) agree students enjoy interacting with technology. Given tech’s growing trend of anytime/anywhere access, 91 percent of parents and 87 percent of educators agree tech allows students increased access to education.

Laura Ascione

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