U.S. teachers use digital content for just a small share of classroom time, according to a survey by Quality Education Data Inc., a market-research company based in Denver.
Just 9 percent of teachers report spending more than half their instructional time using digital technology, including computers, LCD projectors, and interactive whiteboards, while 16 percent do not use such technology in class, the May 27 report says.
Elementary school teachers most often said they used educational games, word processing, and drill exercises on computers. Middle and high school teachers most often reported using computers for Internet-based research, word-processing software, and multimedia presentations. Eighty-five percent of teachers said a barrier to their use of digital content was having insufficient computers in the classroom.
A version of this article appeared in the June 04, 2008 edition of Education Week