CDW-G’s 2010 21st- Century Classroom Report finds that 96 percent of high school students report using technology at home to study, but only 26 percent of students say they are encouraged to use technology throughout the school day, according to the report. The report also finds that despite having to “power down” at school, high school students continue to find ways to use new technology as educational tools—and they are leaving their teachers behind:
29% of students use MP3 players as an educational tool, compared with 13% of teachers.
18% of students use smartphones as an educational tool, compared with 6% of teachers.
76% of students use social media as an educational tool, despite the fact that half of all schools completely block socialmedia sites.
For the full report, visit www.cdwg.com/21stCenturyClassroomReport.