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!


  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.