US study highlights significant increase in teachers take-up of technology
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Giles Pepler, Sero Consulting Ltd., UK
A recently published report in the US entitled “The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged and Empowered – How Today’s Educators are Advancing a New Vision for Teaching and Learning” presented findings from the large scale Speak Up 2010 Educators survey.
This survey reveals several significant changes in attitudes and practices amongst teachers and administrators in American schools. For example, twice as many educators now have a personal smart phone than did in 2008, more of them use Facebook and two-thirds of teachers use school portals and upload class information to keep students and parents informed about grades, homework and class activities. Find out more here.