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Mobile Digital Devices

By Andrew Trotter — April 15, 2008 1 min read

Nearly two-thirds of students say their school could make it easier for them to work electronically by letting them use their own laptop computers, cellphones, or other mobile devices at school, according to the Speak Up 2007 survey, released last week.

But among teachers, the largest share who responded, or 65 percent, say their top concern about the use of mobile devices for learning is “digital equity,” or ensuring that all students have access.

More than 300,000 students and 25,000 teachers across the country completed this year’s online Speak Up survey, which also had questions about 21st Century skills, future jobs, educational gaming, and online learning. Started in 2003, the annual survey is an initiative of Project Tomorrow, formerly known as NetDay, a nonprofit group based in Irvine, Calif.

A version of this article appeared in the April 16, 2008 edition of Education Week

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