We know there are a lot of teachers out there using technology in their classrooms.
We also know there are a lot of teachers who aren’t – whether they can’t due to financial constraints or just flat out don’t want to (or some combination thereof).
We interact with a ton of teachers on social media who are super stoked about technology, and that makes us happy. But we do know that the folks we get to interact with aren’t necessarily a great representative sample of the entire teacher population, so we know we’re not getting quite the whole story.
The Pew Internet and American Life survey addresses teacher’s attitudes on technology in the classroom.
Take a look and tell us what you think – do the findings match up with the teachers you know from your school or other professional connections?
- 45% of US adults have a smartphone
- 58% of teachers have a smartphone
- 68% of teachers under 35 have a smartphone
- 93% of teachers own a laptop, compared with 61% of US adults
- 39% of teachers own tablets, compared with 24% of US adults
- 47% of teachers own e-book readers, compared with 19% of US adults
- 78% of teachers use Facebook and LinkedIn, compared with 69% of US adults
- 26% of teachers use Twitter, compared with 16% of US adults
- 42% of teachers think their students still know more about technology than they do
- 18% of teachers say they know more about technology than their students do
Source : Edudemic