The Teacher’s Quick Guide To Education Technology

Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives: we use it to learn, to shop, to pay bills, and to entertain ourselves. Not surprisingly, younger generations are heavily influenced by computers in a way that changes the way they retain information and the ways they develop opinions about culture.

Today 70% of children between the ages of 2-5 can operate a computer mouse, but only 11% of them can tie their own shoes. At the start of the 21st century only half of all school classrooms had Internet access, compared to 98% today.

The proliferation and sheer breadth of accessibility that the Internet offers has in many ways redefined the process of “growing up” — this graphic explores this redefinition and provides insight into not just how we learn stuff, but also what we learn from a young age now that we have computers.

Check out this incredibly long but extremely useful infographic from Learn Stuff to ‘learn’ even more!

3 Comments

  1. Katie Jones

    September 4, 2012 at 10:17 am

    These statistics are interesting. I guess they shouldn’t be much of a surprise.

  2. Jim Greenberg

    September 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    My research into e-books vs. text book costs don’t jive with your poster. I haven’t found any evidence that e-books save students money. I took a random sample of students and priced out their books in traditional and e formats. I found no evidence of savings. None. Where do you get your data to make this claim?

  3. Viola Saja

    September 10, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Teachers too must embrace technology lest they be left behind by their pupils/students.For me as a teacher, i am more advantaged when I include technology in my work because I am still able to tie my shoe laces and i can use a mouse.