“The Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission, a non-governmental organization exploring the opportunity to use technology to improve education in the United States, released poll results today that found that the majority of parents and teachers of K-12 students support greater use of technology in education.”
“A few highlights:
- The majority of respondents support greater use of technology in education.
- The majority of respondents believe that integration of technology is important and will give students an advantage.
- The majority of respondents would choose to spend money on internet -connected devices rather than textbooks.
- The majority of teachers feel as though they need better training in integrating technology in their classrooms.”
- 96 percent of teachers and 92 percent of parents believe that schools’ integration of technology in teaching and learning is important to the education of American students today
- 54 percent of teachers and 64 percent of parents believe that the role of technology in educating students will become much more important during the next 10 years
- 61 percent of teachers and 63 percent of parents responded that the country is somewhat or far behind the curve when it comes to American public schools’ use of technology in education
- 82 percent of teachers and 71 percent of parents believe a greater use of technology would be helpful in connecting learning inside and outside of the classroom
- 89 percent of teachers and 76 percent of parents would choose to spend $200 per student for an Internet-connected device over $200 per student for new science textbooks
- 82 percent of teachers believe that they are not receiving the necessary training to use technology to its fullest potential in the classroom
- 95 percent of teachers and 90 percent of parents believe that home access to high-speed Internet gives students a big or moderate advantage when it comes to classroom performance”