An April 2000 report from the National Center for Education Statistics reveals that although 99 percent of U.S. teachers have access to school computers, the degree to which teachers use those computers varies widely. Learn about some of the factors that determine how -- and how much -- teachers and students in your school use computers!
Here are some more stats from Educationworld.com:
*20 percent of teachers with fewer than nine years' teaching experience but only 11 percent of teachers with more than 20 years experience frequently use computers to gather information for lesson planning.
*82 percent of teachers who had more than 32 hours of professional development but only 41 percent of teachers who did not have any professional development often use computers for classroom instruction.
*52 percent of teachers in low-poverty schools but only 32 percent of teachers in high-poverty schools use computers a lot to create instructional materials.
Pamela Preiato-Ciotoli's Blog
After looking up different quotes about teaching with technology I found this one that I thought was very meaningful to this class:
"Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time" -Chinese Proverb
Even though most of us didnt go through the school system that long ago, times have still changed drastically! Imagine what it will be like in another ten years!
Posted on July 7, 2010 at 8:03am