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The Mobile Device Divide

Despite mounting evidence thatmobile devices are linked toacademic success, many districtsstill struggle with the economy of1:1 and BYOD initiatives.
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Despite mounting evidence that mobile devices are linked to academic success, many districts still struggle with the economy of 1:1 and BYOD initiatives. Need to make the case at your next school board meeting? The latest “Speak Up Report” offers some compelling statistics you can share with your stakeholders:

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Principals are offering online learning for multiple reasons, including providing academic remediation (66 percent), keeping students engaged in staying in school (63 percent), and providing options for students who need credit recovery (61 percent).

Teachers who teach online classes, in particular, see a strong correlation between the use of technology and students’ college and career ready skill development. More than half of these teachers say technology use helps students understand how to apply academic concepts to real world problems (58 percent), take ownership of their learning (57 percent) and develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills (57 percent).

Parental support of mobile device as part of learning does not appear to have an economic, community type, or grade level bias. Around 60 percent of all parents said they would like their children to be in a class where using one’s own mobile device was allowed.

Two-thirds of community members and a similar number of parents of school-aged children expressed support for paying $.50 more per month on their phone bill if those funds were used to increase school access to the Internet for student learning.

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