Teachers and Technology Use In The Classroom

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Educational Games / Gamification K-12 Usage: Current and Past

The numbers in the graph are percentages.

Sample Size:
n=700
Sample Description:

Since 1997, Education Week’s annual Technology Counts has tracked the evolution of digital technology and learning in the nation’s schools.  For the 2016 edition of the report, the Education Week Research Center created a brand new way of examining teachers’ views on educational technology. Based on exclusive results from an original national survey of about 700 teachers, the Education Week Tech Confidence Index takes the pulse of America’s educators and gauges their level of confidence in educational technology in K-12 schools, both now and in the future.

Digital Learning Technologies K-12 Attitudes/Benefits/Challenges
Sample Size:
n=700
Sample Description:

Since 1997, Education Week’s annual Technology Counts has tracked the evolution of digital technology and learning in the nation’s schools.  For the 2016 edition of the report, the Education Week Research Center created a brand new way of examining teachers’ views on educational technology. Based on exclusive results from an original national survey of about 700 teachers, the Education Week Tech Confidence Index takes the pulse of America’s educators and gauges their level of confidence in educational technology in K-12 schools, both now and in the future.

Digital Learning Technologies Higher education Attitudes/Benefits/Challenges

The Education Week Tech Confidence Index

The Education Week Tech Confidence Index takes the pulse of perspectives on educational technology in K-12 schools. Introduced in the 2016 edition of Education Week’s annual Technology Counts report, the Index uses eight different questions to assess views of the present conditions and future promise in four key areas shaping educational technology: performance, funding, the policymaking environment, and public support.

             The results are based on the views of about 700 classroom teachers who shared their perspectives in an online survey that the Education Week Research Center conducted in April 2016. While the sample is not statistically representative of the nation’s teachers, the results capture the perceptions of a diverse group of educators whose schools vary in grade range, poverty level, and location.

             Responses for each of the eight Index items were scored on a 0-100 scale, with 0 representing the most negative response category and 100 the most positive. The overall score for the Index is calculated by averaging results for all eight questions.

             For 2016, the overall score —a comprehensive indicator of teachers’ confidence in educational technology—is 49 out of 100.

[...] Highly confident “Bulls” are teachers whose Index scores place them in the top 20 percent of those taking the survey. At the other end of the spectrum, the less-confident “Bears” have Index scores in the lowest 20 percent.

Sample Size:
About 700 teachers
Sample Description:

Since 1997, Education Week’s annual Technology Counts has tracked the evolution of digital technology and learning in the nation’s schools.  For the 2016 edition of the report, the Education Week Research Center created a brand new way of examining teachers’ views on educational technology. Based on exclusive results from an original national survey of about 700 teachers, the Education Week Tech Confidence Index takes the pulse of America’s educators and gauges their level of confidence in educational technology in K-12 schools, both now and in the future.

Educational Games / Gamification Higher education Usage: Current and Past

Using Technology: Teachers

[…] the ways in which teachers actually make use of technology in the classroom vary by confidence level. In fact, Bulls are more likely than Bears to make daily use of nearly every tool we asked about on the survey. For instance, 47 percent of Bulls say they use digital curricula on a daily basis compared with only 17 percent of Bears. Similarly, Bulls are nearly three times more likely to report daily use of learning management systems (LMS) than their Bear counterparts.

Bulls and Bears diverge when it comes to devices (rather than tools). Of the six devices we asked about, Bulls are most likely to use laptops on a daily basis (64 percent). By contrast, Bears are most likely to use desktops daily (49 percent). With the exception of e-readers (which neither group uses much), Bulls are more likely than Bears to use every type of device.

This suggests that, for the teachers who took the survey, greater levels of confidence in educational technology are associated with more frequent use of devices and tools.

One exception to this general pattern is wireless access, the tool that Bulls and Bears are most likely to use daily. Here the two groups report using wireless on a daily basis in equal numbers.

 

Sample Size:
About 700 teachers
Sample Description:

Since 1997, Education Week’s annual Technology Counts has tracked the evolution of digital technology and learning in the nation’s schools.  For the 2016 edition of the report, the Education Week Research Center created a brand new way of examining teachers’ views on educational technology. Based on exclusive results from an original national survey of about 700 teachers, the Education Week Tech Confidence Index takes the pulse of America’s educators and gauges their level of confidence in educational technology in K-12 schools, both now and in the future.

Educational video, Educational Games / Gamification Higher education Usage: Current and Past

Using Technology: Teachers

[…] the ways in which teachers actually make use of technology in the classroom vary by confidence level. In fact, Bulls are more likely than Bears to make daily use of nearly every tool we asked about on the survey. For instance, 47 percent of Bulls say they use digital curricula on a daily basis compared with only 17 percent of Bears. Similarly, Bulls are nearly three times more likely to report daily use of learning management systems (LMS) than their Bear counterparts.

Bulls and Bears diverge when it comes to devices (rather than tools). Of the six devices we asked about, Bulls are most likely to use laptops on a daily basis (64 percent). By contrast, Bears are most likely to use desktops daily (49 percent). With the exception of e-readers (which neither group uses much), Bulls are more likely than Bears to use every type of device.

This suggests that, for the teachers who took the survey, greater levels of confidence in educational technology are associated with more frequent use of devices and tools.

One exception to this general pattern is wireless access, the tool that Bulls and Bears are most likely to use daily. Here the two groups report using wireless on a daily basis in equal numbers.

Sample Size:
About 700 teachers
Sample Description:

Since 1997, Education Week’s annual Technology Counts has tracked the evolution of digital technology and learning in the nation’s schools.  For the 2016 edition of the report, the Education Week Research Center created a brand new way of examining teachers’ views on educational technology. Based on exclusive results from an original national survey of about 700 teachers, the Education Week Tech Confidence Index takes the pulse of America’s educators and gauges their level of confidence in educational technology in K-12 schools, both now and in the future.

Mobile learning Higher education Usage: Current and Past

Using Technology: Teachers

[…] the ways in which teachers actually make use of technology in the classroom vary by confidence level. In fact, Bulls are more likely than Bears to make daily use of nearly every tool we asked about on the survey. For instance, 47 percent of Bulls say they use digital curricula on a daily basis compared with only 17 percent of Bears. Similarly, Bulls are nearly three times more likely to report daily use of learning management systems (LMS) than their Bear counterparts.

Bulls and Bears diverge when it comes to devices (rather than tools). Of the six devices we asked about, Bulls are most likely to use laptops on a daily basis (64 percent). By contrast, Bears are most likely to use desktops daily (49 percent). With the exception of e-readers (which neither group uses much), Bulls are more likely than Bears to use every type of device.

This suggests that, for the teachers who took the survey, greater levels of confidence in educational technology are associated with more frequent use of devices and tools.

One exception to this general pattern is wireless access, the tool that Bulls and Bears are most likely to use daily. Here the two groups report using wireless on a daily basis in equal numbers.

Using Technology: Students

We also find evidence that a teacher’s level of confidence in educational technology can spill over onto her students. In fact, the students of the typical Bull spend nearly twice as much class time using digital learning tools.  Half of class time is spent digitally engaged in Bull classrooms, compared with about 25 percent among the students of Bears.

We asked teachers how frequently their students use six different devices: desktops, laptops, whiteboards, tablets, cell phones, and e-readers. Across the board, Bulls’ students use every kind of device more frequently than do the students of Bears.

Sample Size:
About 700 teachers
Sample Description:

Since 1997, Education Week’s annual Technology Counts has tracked the evolution of digital technology and learning in the nation’s schools.  For the 2016 edition of the report, the Education Week Research Center created a brand new way of examining teachers’ views on educational technology. Based on exclusive results from an original national survey of about 700 teachers, the Education Week Tech Confidence Index takes the pulse of America’s educators and gauges their level of confidence in educational technology in K-12 schools, both now and in the future.

Sample: 

Since 1997, Education Week’s annual Technology Counts has tracked the evolution of digital technology and learning in the nation’s schools.  For the 2016 edition of the report, the Education Week Research Center created a brand new way of examining teachers’ views on educational technology. Based on exclusive results from an original national survey of about 700 teachers, the Education Week Tech Confidence Index takes the pulse of America’s educators and gauges their level of confidence in educational technology in K-12 schools, both now and in the future.

Citation: 

Education Week (2016) Teachers and technology use in the classroom. Retrieved from https://www.edweek.org/media/teachers-and-technology-use-in-the-classroo...

Publish Year: 
2016