It’s been three years since our first report on mobile technology. And, wow, have we seen this market surge. In the 2012 National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education, 54% had adopted mobile technology in 25% or more schools. Today, the 2014 survey shows that the large majority of respondents (71%) have adopted.
Today, educators are more savvy about the teaching practices that improve student learning, and in the Business Edition: 2014 National Survey on Mobile Technology, over 120 respondents, with titles ranging from Technology Director to CIO, detail the teaching practices that have been most promising. These responses provide educational technology companies with insights into what’s working, and most importantly, what’s on the horizon for mobile tech. Here’s a sneak peek at two of the 129 verbatim responses from the business edition of the 2014 survey.
“For science, our students are creating and presenting projects using their iPads and Apple TVs. In math we have teachers who are “flipping the classroom” by videotaping and demonstrating material and lessons so students can work on homework remotely. In our elementary, we have carts of iPads that are utilized for instructional enhancement for Math and Reading. Students use the iPads as learning centers.”
“Looking at the three elements of great teaching and creating a transformed Teaching Pedagogy . . . Chromebooks have done this better than any other device or tool added to our classrooms . . . . You ask for examples: Social Studies for 7-8 grades have been transformed. Students actively participate in discussions about current events as well as historical events . . . . Students with the usage of Google Drive are working on their assignments on the buses to and from school using their mobile phones . . . There are no worries about an individual not having the proper tools to be fully engaged with the lesson. Again collaborations are keys to the whole lesson . . . . ”
The responses in this year’s survey provide companies with deep insight into how mobile technology is being used in the classroom. Purchase the full report here.