Over 500 teachers and administrators took part in the initial survey and were asked 5 questions (Who? What? When? Why? & How?) each regarding early childhood technology use.
For the question “What type of interactive tech do teachers use?”, the results are as follows.
93% use Laptops/Desktops, 55% use Interactive Whiteboards, 34% use Tablets/iPads, 34% use handheld devices and 5% use multi touch tables/surfaces.
How often children use technology in the classroom?
For this question, more than 50% teachers as well as administrators said children use technology 5 days a week in their classroom and less than 10% of them said children use technology less than once a week.
How child uses technology in the classroom?
35%- a balance of half teacher directed and half child initiated learning activities.
28%- mostly child initiated and partly teacher directed.
23%-mostly teacher directed and some child initiated.
Why should technology be used in the classroom?
80% of teachers and 69% of administrators said, “The children enjoy it”.
54% of teachers and 48% of administrators said, “Technology helps children meet the goals of the program”.
60% of teachers and 54% of administrators said,”To support dual language learners”.
65% of teachers and 69% of administrators said, “To support children who have special needs”
And less than 10% of them said that they used technology only for teacher-controlled activities.
When teachers and administrators were asked why they were not using the technology, the answers were as follows.
61% teachers and 56% administrators said they were having insufficient budget to purchase technologies.
More than 18% teachers as well as administrators answered, “Our program philosophy prohibits use of technology with children”
15% of them answered, “The parents don’t want us to use technology”
5% of them said, “I do not see any value added by technology”.
The edtech infographic below gives you the pictorial representation.
This infographic is originally appeared here .