Are Students Schooling Teachers in Computer Usage?

CDW•G Ed Tech studies teacher Internet usage, student computer usage, teachers’ comfort levels when using technology in the classroom, wireless-equipped classroom computers and more.

1 Teacher Internet Usage

Time spent using the Internet as a teaching aid or resource in 2002

HOURS PER WEEK

Elementary School: 5.4

Middle School: 5.2

High School: 3.8

Total: 5.1

Teachers’ use of the Internet as a teaching aid or resource in 2002

TEACHER INTERNET USAGES

Research: 94.8%

E-mail/communicate with colleagues: 84.8%

Lesson planning: 83.3%

Professional development: 79.6%

Presentation tool for class instruction: 76.4%

Find/evaluate new curriculum materials: 69.7%

E-mail/communicate with parents: 51.2%

Online purchases related to teaching: 51.0%

Test preparation/online practice tests: 48.8%

Source: Quality Education Data, Inc.

2 Student Computer Usage

Elementary and secondary students’ use of computers in 1993, 1997 and 2001 at school, home and at home for schoolwork

PERCENT OF STUDENTS USING COMPUTERS

1993

at school: 60.1

at home: 24.5

at home for schoolwork: 12.0

1997

at school: 70.4

at home: 42.8

at home for schoolwork: 24.8

2001

at school: 84.2

at home: 65.8

at home for schoolwork: 45.0

Source: U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census

3 Teacher Comfort

Novice teachers who felt well or very well prepared to use computers for instruction in their first year: 42%

Teachers who participated in professional development on the use of computers for instruction in the past 12 months: 70%

Teachers whose students use computers during class time: 69%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics’ Schools and Staffing Survey (survey released by Education Week in January 2003)

4 Wireless

Percentage of classroom computers equipped with wireless capabilities in 2002

NONE: 61.8

1% to 25%: 33.1

26% to 50%: 3.1

51% to 75%: 0.2

76% to 99%: 0.2

ALL: 0.4

DON’T KNOW: 1.1

Source: Quality Education Data, Inc.

5 Tech Savvy Educators

Percent of computer science teachers with at least a minor in computer science

Computer programming: 19%

Computer awareness/applications: 7%

Other computer science: 6%

Source: National Center for Education Statistics’ Schools and Staffing Survey (survey released by Education Week in January 2003)

6 Future Technologies

811 IT decision-makers were surveyed to determine what educational technology innovations they would like to see in their public school districts.

TECHNOLOGIES

Standards-based resources: 59%

Online assessment/test preparation: 55%

Standards-based report cards: 46%

Web-based student media portfolios: 45%

Online tutoring services: 28%

Application service providers: 27%

Parent/teacher Web conferencing: 15%

Technology interests may vary by school district size

Large Districts

Online assessment/test preparation: 72%

Online standards-based resources: 69%

Standards-based report cards: 57%

Medium Districts

Online assessment/test preparation: 56%

Online standards-based resources: 63%

Standards-based report cards: 50%

Small Districts

Online assessment/test preparation: 50%

Online standards-based resources: 52%

Standards-based report cards: 39%

Source: Grunwald Associates

Oct 12 2006

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