Monday, February 28, 2011

Research: Schools and Technology

Question: How are schools using technology?

CDW-G. (2010). CDW-G 2010 21st-Century Classroom Report: Preparing students for the future
or the past? Vernon Hills, IL: CDW-G. Retrieved June 15, 2010 from http://www.cdwg.

Reports the results of an online survey of 1000 high school students, teachers, and district IT
professionals about how technology is used in their schools. Sample included people at urban,
rural, and suburban schools across the United States.

Answer: Students think technology is important to their future, but that schools are not preparing them to use technology. Students think teachers are using technology for teaching, but not for student learning. Everyone thinks districts should focus more on 21st century skills.

Comment: What, specifically, are 21st century skills? RayS.

“Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Richard Beach et al. Research in the Teaching of English (November 2010), Internet. Note: The editors of RTE said that so much research was available they did not want to burden the paper edition of the journal with it, so they relegated their annotated reports on research to the Internet.

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