MediaSmarts on teacher digital experience

April 14, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

MediaSmarts has released a Canadian-based report titled Connected to Learn: Teacher’s digital experiences with networked technologies in the classroom.

From their news release:

“…in 2015 MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation surveyed more than 4,000 teachers to find out what forms of networked technologies their schools provide them with for classroom use; what devices (if any) their students are permitted to use in class; how students use those devices for their school work; what kind of support teachers receive from their schools and school boards in making meaningful use of these technologies; what digital literacy skills they feel students should be learning; and how confident they feel in teaching those skills.”

And … 

” we’re now able to show that Canadian teachers recognize this as well, but that they need sufficient training, autonomy and support to teach these essential skills and to be able to fully integrate digital technologies into their classroom practice.”

If  you like that, you may also be interested in a new report released by ASCD and Overdrive titled Digital Content Goes to Schools (American)

From their news release:

Top findings include the following:

  • Almost two-thirds (65 percent) of administrators currently using digital content in their classrooms report that their school or districts’ replacement of print with digital material will increase next year.
  • Three-quarters of administrators indicated their teachers are most interested in digital content for ELA (74 percent) – followed by science (62 percent), math (61 percent), and social studies (56 percent).
  • To effectively integrate digital content into their curriculum, administrators reported that their teachers would like hands-on, how-to, differentiated, and in-person professional development, preferably with facilitators who have already implemented the hardware or software into their own classrooms.

Check ’em out!


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