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Tech-Trends Update

June 15, 2011 1 min read
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Ed-tech leaders must make important policy decisions based on the best available data about technology use in schools. This special Digital Directions data section examines the growth of online coursetaking among middle and high school students, how often teachers use computers in their classrooms and in other locations in their schools, and the views of teachers and students about the importance of media-literacy skills.

Uploading E-Learning
Higher percentages of middle and high school students are taking online-only courses than ever before.

SOURCE: Speak Up 2010 National Findings, Project Tomorrow, 2011

Teacher Time on Tech
Percentage distribution of teachers reporting frequency of computer usage during instruction in the classroom and in other locations in the school.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education

Media-Literacy Skills
High school teachers and their students differ on the relative importance of developing information and media-literacy skills.

SOURCE: Speak Up 2010 National Findings, Project Tomorrow, 2011

A version of this article appeared in the June 15, 2011 edition of Digital Directions as Tech-Trend Update


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