Monday, April 6, 2009

Survey Says: Students See Schools Inhibiting Their Use of New Technologies

Students are using personal technology tools more readily to study subject matter, collaborate with classmates, and complete assigments than they were several years ago, but they are generally asked to “power down” at school and abandon the electronic resources they rely on for learning outside of class, according to findings from a national survey released in early April. Details in this Education Week story. In a related story from THE Journal, a new survey shows Web 2.0 tools are now in use at most schools, and teachers have been largely responsible for making this happen.

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