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Survey: Technology use in schools, favorite subjects

SodaHead.com, the opinion-based web community, asked its users about their thoughts on technology being used in schools, including when tablets and laptops should be allowed
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SodaHead.com, the opinion-based web community, asked its users about their thoughts on technology being used in schools, including when tablets and laptops should be allowed, thoughts on cell phones/texting in class and the potential change over to e-Books. In addition, the poll asked respondents about their favorite and least favorite subjects in school and their opinions on the importance of a college education for getting a job.

The poll results indicate:

  • The majority of respondents feel that laptops should not be allowed in school until high school. Only 7 percent feel that laptops should not be used at all in an educational setting.
  • Regarding tablet use in school, the results were very similar: 31 percent feel that high school is the right setting to introduce tablets in the classroom, while 13 percent don’t think it is ever appropriate for tablets to be used in class.
  • In terms of texting in class, only 18 percent think this is OK, while 53 percent feel it is not OK and 29 percent feel that texting should only be allowed in case of emergency.
  • The poll also asked about respondents favorite and least favorite high school classes. English took the title of favorite class with 22 percent of the vote.The least favorite class was overwhelmingly math with 40 percent of the vote.
  • 70 percent of high school students and 74 percent of college students do feel college is important to get a good job, but only 50 percent of full time workers and 48 percent of those that were unemployed felt that college was important for getting a job.

Full details of the poll are available at: http://www.sodahead.com/survey/featured/school-survey/?results=1

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