Parents increasingly exercise digital choice in education
5/1/2011 1:00:00 AM
Most parents now support mobile
devices for learning, Project
Tomorrow’s fall Speak Up 2010
survey found. In the annual survey,
61 percent of parents said
they liked the idea of students
using mobile devices to access
online textbooks. Other key findings
¦ Nearly 75 percent of parents
said they would like home
access to curriculum materials
and online textbooks.
¦ In contrast, 65 percent of
administrators strongly disapproved
of allowing students to
use their own mobile devices.
¦ 35 percent of high school students
reported that they used
an online textbook or another
¦ 53 percent of middle and high
school students reported that
the inability to use cell phones,
smart phones, or MP3 players
was the largest obstacle to
using technology in school.
¦ 71 percent percent of high
schoolers and 62 percent of
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