Why Teachers Want Technology (And Why They Can’t Have It)

What do teachers want? A new study from PBS Learning Media details (in a highly visual manner) exactly what teachers want these days. From budgets to technology to web tools to increased engagement, it’s all here. The following infographic is definitely worth printing out and posting around your school. If you’re in the middle of determining what teachers, students, and parents want in your district, use this as a jumping off point to start the discussion.

Key Findings

  • Just 1 in 5 teachers say they have the right amount of technology in their classroom
  • The biggest hurdle to getting improved technology? Budget.
  • Teachers want new technology because it provides new learning experiences and a motivation to learn.
  • Web 2.0 tools are the most-used pieces of technology in the classroom.

1 Comment

  1. Mara Fuchs

    October 25, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Wow, this is a great infographic. But I wonder whether a lot more technology and flashier learning environment benefits children with learning disorders (ADHD, ADD)? Is there such a thing as too many visual aids and extra content to a class? I believe there should always be a balance between the technology used and traditional teaching methods. What are your thoughts on this?