Saturday, July 28, 2018

K12 technology use study

A study shows the majority of K-12 students are using technology to complete assignments, with only 42% primarily using pencil and paper. The data also show that 66% of teachers say technology increases student productivity while 60% say it's intellectually stimulating for students.
Other findings from the survey included:
  • 73 percent of teachers said their students use tablets or laptops daily.
  • 66 percent of of respondents said the school supplies the device, with 25 percent saying students bring the devices themselves. (The remainder said their schools don't permit laptops or tablets.)
  • 86 percent of teachers have WiFi in their classrooms.
  • 62 percent said students use their own technology in the classroom.
  • 70 percent said phones cause "tension and disruptions in the classroom."
  • Typical rules for phone use include silencing them and putting them away during exams.
  • 36 percent said they deal with phone disruptions on a daily basis.
  • 61 percent said tech makes students physically less active.
  • 38 percent said tech makes students more social, with 36 percent saying it makes them less social. The remainder said it has no effect.
Tech in the classroom. (2018). Olathe, KS:  MidAmerica Nazarene University.

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