Teachers Eyeing More Tech In Classrooms, Says Report

more tech in classroomsTeachers are eager for more tech in classrooms, but are often faced with the lack of resources, according to a report released by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

As featured in Education News, the SIIA’s 2014 Vision K-20 Survey Report puts an emphasis on the eagerness of teachers to incorporate more tech in their classrooms, particularly when it comes to online testing, but the lack of computers and insufficient bandwidth in their institutions makes achieving it a bit of a challenge. This lack of resources is to blame for shortcomings in online tutoring, technology training for educators, and assessments

Lack of resources notwithstanding, more tech is still somehow being integrated into classrooms, courtesy of schools encouraging “BYOD” or bring your own device. About half of all secondary schools support the idea in 2014. Better yet, in the next five years, more than 80% of districts will be able to allow mobile devices.

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