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New Study Finds Students More Connected Than Teachers
CDW-G’s 2010 21st-
Report finds that 96
percent of high
report using technology
at home to
study, but only 26 percent of students
say they are encouraged to
use technology throughout the
school day, according to the report.
The report also finds that despite
having to “power down” at school,
high school students continue to
find ways to use new technology as
educational tools—and they are
leaving their teachers behind:
29% of students use MP3 players
as an educational tool, compared
with 13% of teachers.
18% of students use smartphones
as an educational tool,
compared with 6% of teachers.
76% of students use social
media as an educational tool,
despite the fact that half of all
schools completely block socialmedia
For the full report, visit www.cdwg.com/21stCenturyClassroomReport.