Technology Use in Schools Increasing

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technology use for studentsOver the last couple of years, many schools have embraced the use of tablets in their classrooms. Teachers are finding they are a valuable teaching tool because of all the ways they can teach children about the concepts they are learning. Teachers aren’t the only ones who are excited about this new tool, children are too. This probably doesn’t surprise you much, but it is interesting to see that children really do want to use their tablets for more than just playing around.

Technology Use in Schools

Harris Interactive is an educational publisher for Pearson. They often survey students around the nation on different topics pertaining to teaching and learning. In one study, they polled 2,300 American students up to grade 12 about digital technology in school.

The study revealed only one percent of the participants did not use mobile devices in the classroom. Seventy one percent reported they used laptops, while 66 percent identified desktops as their classroom technology.

Mobile devices such as smartphone and tablets are behind the computers, but they are still used regularly. About half of those surveyed say they use their smart phones either in school or at home to learn. Twenty one percent reported using tablets (iPad or Google Nexus 10), 23 percent used small tablets, 16 percent used e-readers, and 10 percent used netbooks.

As you probably can guess, use depends on grade level.

  • Elementary students use desktops more than laptops.
  • Thirty two percent of elementary students reported using tablets, and 21 percent use larger tablets.
  • Thirty-five percent use smart phones.
  • Sixteen percent use e-book readers.
  • Five percent use netbooks.

Technology use in schools for middle school students:

  • Seventy percent use laptops.
  • Sixty-six percent use desktops.
  • Forty-seven percent use smart phones.
  • Twenty-five percent use small tablets.
  • Twenty-three percent use larger tablets.
  • Seventeen percent use e-book readers.
  • Twelve percent use netbooks.

For high school students:

  • Seventy-five percent use laptops.
  • Sixty-five percent use desktops.
  • Sixty percent use smartphones.
  • Nineteen percent use tablets.
  • Seventeen percent use small tablets.
  • Sixteen percent use e-book readers.
  • Ten percent use netbooks.

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