EduTech in K12 Classrooms: What is Working?
If you think technology in K12 classrooms is being adopted slowly, well, you might want to think again.
In fact, according to the Pew Research Center – who surveyed teachers across the US – technology use is ubiquitous in K-12 classrooms across the US. Many classrooms use cell phones, e-readers, tablets, and smartboards, which not only influence the way teachers teach, but also how students learn.
Yet, while edutech is becoming more popular, some teachers still have concerns with how it affects students. For example, 87 percent of teachers believe that edutech may contribute to shorter attention spans in students, and 58 percent think it may hinder students’ ability to write.
What do you think? What are the best technologies in your classroom? How have your teaching and learning practices changed due to technology? What are the best opportunities to showcase the power of technology to enhance your students’ achievements?
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