A few months ago PBS Learning released the findings of a national survey polling pre-K-12 US teachers on their technology practices in classrooms. The survey focused particularly on the following areas : How teachers are utilizing technology in America’s classrooms, and the types of technology teachers have access to and their attitudes toward technology. Here is a snapshot of these findings :
Three-quarters of teachers surveyed link educational technology to a growing list of benefits saying that:
- Technology enables them to reinforce and expand on content (74%),
- to motivate students to learn (74%),
- and to respond to a variety of learning styles (73%).
- Seven in 10 teachers (69%) surveyed said educational technology allows them to “do much more than ever before” for their students.
“Technology is a critical part of learning and teaching in today’s classrooms,” commented Alicia Levi, PBS Education. “Teachers today need access to high-quality digital content to keep pace with schools’ investment in interactive whiteboards, tablets and other devices to maximize the educational benefits of technology in classrooms.”Check out this page to learn more about this study.