The use of technology in K-8 classrooms is increasing, according to a survey released today by Front Row Education, Inc., a company that provides adaptive, gamified and data driven education programs. Of nearly 1,000 teachers surveyed, four out of five say they will increase their use of technology during the 2015-2016 school year. The largest driver of this increase is access to devices, with more than three-fourths of teachers surveyed noting that the availability of technology resources at their school is either good (40%) or great (37%).
When choosing which software to use, the most important factor teachers cited was the advancement of student learning, followed by the availability of valuable information on a student's progress. Aligning to the Common Core and ease of use came in third and fourth, respectively.
When teachers were asked how technology has changed the way they teach, determining the skill level of their students more efficiently topped the list -- followed by determining a student’s skill level more deeply.
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