Dec 01 2017

More Teachers than Ever Think Tech Makes Students Future-Ready

While a large percentage of teachers are finding value in tech use, they could still use more training, survey says.

A whopping 82 percent of teachers surveyed by SAM Labs say that students who use technology in the classroom are better prepared for their careers, eSchool News reports.

The educators surveyed indicate that technology can help students retain more information across all subjects and learn faster. About 31 percent of teachers also say they believe that students who use technology to learn have higher test scores.

Broken down by subject, educators indicate that students have shown an improvement from technology in math (65 percent), reading and writing (56 percent), English (39 percent), and history (21 percent).

eSchool News reports that while teachers are largely feeling good about tech — 58 percent say they are confident and 44 percent want even more tech — educators are still not receiving enough training to feel fully comfortable.

The survey found that 78 percent of teachers still say that they haven't received enough training on teaching with technology.


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