The State of Education Technology

Did you know almost 60% of districts use education technology in their classrooms every day, not including laptops and desktops? Or that around 75% of districts list budget limits as a top constraint in implementing education technology? This past summer, Education Dive polled 173 district officials, principals, and teachers to investigate education technology in K-12 schools across the nation. They then compiled their findings into a report titled “The State of Education Technology.”  

Among finding the facts above, this report also investigated ed tech priorities for the following year and the most beneficial technologies in the classroom. Education Dive found that 75% of those surveyed claimed professional development as an education priority for the following year while around 43% answered that overcoming teacher resistance to education technology was also a priority.

To read the full report, click here. Let us know what you think -- what is the state of education technology in your classroom, school, district, or state? Do you identify with the findings of this report? Why or why not?