Survey Shows Parents and Teachers Agree: More Technology, Please

According to a recent survey by the Learning Education by Advancing Digital Commission, both teachers and parents want a greater emphasis on technology in the classroom. Additionally, both groups see technology will grow to be more important in the next ten years. What does more technology in the classroom look like? How should technology be implemented to make it enhance education rather than distract students from learning? Is there a systemic change happening to make sure that the changes are deeper than using a white board to show a power point rather than using a projector? Technology enables educators to push educational limits, but figuring out how to make that happen can be very challenging. Atomic Learning provides an extensive variety of professional development to meet your technology and curriculum initiatives. Atomic Learning solutions can help districts with the tricky aspects of embedding technology in the classroom. Learn more.
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According to a recent survey by the Learning Education by Advancing Digital Commission, both teachers and parents want a greater emphasis on technology in the classroom. Additionally, both groups see technology will grow to be more important in the next ten years.

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What does more technology in the classroom look like? How should technology be implemented to make it enhance education rather than distract students from learning? Is there a systemic change happening to make sure that the changes are deeper than using a white board to show a power point rather than using a projector?

Technology enables educators to push educational limits, but figuring out how to make that happen can be very challenging. Atomic Learning provides an extensive variety of professional development to meet your technology and curriculum initiatives. Atomic Learning solutions can help districts with the tricky aspects of embedding technology in the classroom. Learn more.

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