How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms
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Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers finds that digital technologies helped them in teaching their middle school and high school students in many ways-the internet, mobile phones, and social media have brought new challenges to teachers. Striking differences in the role of technology in wealthier school districts compared with poorer school districts.
Teachers’ internet access and use Given the online format of the survey, all of the participating teachers are internet users. The same is not true among U.S. adults, for whom overall internet use stands at 85%. Therefore, throughout this section, teachers’ figures are compared to all adults but also to just those adults who use the internet
Among this group of AP and NWP teachers, ownership of some gadgets varies considerably by age. Older AP and NWP teachers are more likely to own desktop computers and e-readers, while younger teachers are more likely to have an iPod or a game console. Laptop and tablet ownership are fairly consistent across age groups.