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Survey: PD Key to Tech Success in Classroom
An informal survey conducted at
ISTE 2012 by Compass Learning
revealed the following findings:
Computers rule, iPads are on the
rise: 33 percent of those interviewed
mentioned the use of computers in
the classroom, but 21 percent are
using iPads as well.
Professional development is
crucial: 37 percent of respondents
identified professional development
as an essential component of the
successful integration of technology
into the classroom.
Money matters: 35 percent identified the shortage of funding as the biggest challenge for
Access to unlimited resources and information: 30 percent identified access to a vast world of
resources as a key benefit of technology, while 21 percent were excited about kids creating their
While not statistically valid, the direction of the answers is enlightening.