Flipping classrooms, 1:1, and project-based learning are some of the biggest trends we’re seeing in education these days. That’s according to my Twitter stream, people I chat with, and just about everywhere I look. But what do teachers really think about the biggest edtech trends? Which ones are making waves and which ones aren’t?
According to a recent study by the folks at WeAreTeachers, the top classroom technology may not be exactly what you think. Hint: it’s not an iPad. The most-used / most popular tech tools are digital/LCD projectors, desktop computers, laptops, interactive whiteboards, and tablet computers.
Did you know? Just 59% of the teachers surveyed use mobile devices in their lessons. That includes MP3s, smartphones, tablets, and e-readers. That’s not a very large number!
When it comes to gaming, a little more than half of the teachers surveyed use digital or online games as part of the instruction. 57% say that students enjoy digital games and are more engaged with the lesson.
What surprises you about this study illustrated below?