Today, MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, released the second in its State of the K-12 Market Report 2018 series, Teachers Talk Technology, creating a snapshot of how teachers across the country are using classroom technology. More than 4,400 teachers participated in this nationwide survey and online bulletin board sharing insights about what devices, applications, websites, and other technology tools are used in schools.
The report reveals that 77 percent of teachers state that they and their students have access to wireless internet in most places in their schools. This access allows them to leverage the devices available for learning in their classrooms, with Chromebooks having the most prevalent use at 26 percent, followed by PCs (14 percent), iPads (11 percent), and Macs (3 percent). While 1:1 computing and bring your own device (BYOD) programs may get news coverage, only 12 percent of teachers reported that their students are equipped with technology both at school and at home, and just 6 percent reported that their students are allowed to use their own devices in the classroom.
Teachers shared their views on both the benefits and challenges of using technology for learning.
The report also features:
• An account of internet access and speeds in schools nationwide
• Teacher’s access to devices in the classroom
• Top education applications and websites
• Learning Management and Student Information System usage
• Opinions on emerging technology trends
• Qualitative feedback and commentary directly from the educators
The complete Teachers Talk Technology report can be purchased for $1,499 at https://mdreducation.com/reports/teachers-talk-technology/.