Teachers LOVE Technology!

Here’s a really cool infographic to kick off your week, from the folks at OnlineUniversities.com!

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About karen mahon

i am a behavior and learning scientist. i hold an ed.d. in educational psychology and am trained as an instructional designer. i have spent more than 15 years working in education and instructional software design.
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2 Responses to Teachers LOVE Technology!

  1. Jarrett says:

    Infographics (and underlying stats), can be misleading. Just because teachers have a lot of technology and report that they like it, doesn’t mean it’s being used to benefit student instruction. Sure, 9 out of 10, might have a computer in the room, but how often is it just a tool for the teacher’s own use (e-mail, typing a test, etc.) than a teaching tool? Of the 6 in 10 with an interactive white board I’d be willing to guess that well over half of them have not used ANY of the interactive capabilities and have used it exclusively as a very expensive projector and screen. I’ve asked my own kids about IWB use in their school from time to time and they can name the few teachers who have ever used as more than a projector.

    • karen mahon says:

      Hi Jarrett- I agree that infographics can be misleading. I don’t find this one to be especially misleading. I agree with you that the issue of effectiveness of use and impact on student learning outcomes are completely separate issues from “liking” technology. But I do think that teachers have to want the technology to be in the classroom before we can look at those questions. If teachers don’t want the technology, there’s almost no chance of it being used optimally.

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