Classroom Technology Report Roundup

Digital Education

By Sean Cavanagh — May 12, 2015 1 min read

Many students, particularly older ones, are making extensive use of their own digital devices in schools, in some cases more so than learning technologies issued by their districts, a new nationwide survey suggests.

Fifty-eight percent of high school students, when asked what type of device they use at school, said they rely on their own technology, according to the Speak Up survey, released last month by the Irvine, Calif.-based nonprofit Project Tomorrow. A smaller proportion of students, 32 percent, said they use school laptops, while 16 percent said they used school-issued Chromebooks, and 14 percent said they use school tablets. Among students in grades 6-8, the proportion using their own devices is much smaller, 23 percent, while the largest share of students, 34 percent, said they used school laptops.

A version of this article appeared in the May 13, 2015 edition of Education Week as Digital Education

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