Teachers score themselves poorly with technology...why and does it matter?
According to a recent study by the University of Phoenix, only 15% of K-12 educators gave themselves an "A" grade when it came to using technology in the classroom. 43% ranked themselves average or below average.
Perhaps just as interesting, 9 out of 10 teachers use technology weekly, whereas only half use technology daily.
These statistics surface time and time again. And even though the reasons for use (or lack of use) weren't published, we shouldn't be surprised to find common themes driving the lower grades: fear of use, fear of change and general unfamiliarity with the technology they look at every day.
We've discussed these topics before, and we continue to hold firm that the solution is simplification and automation. Automated processors remove the uncomfortable element (the control interface that requires manual interaction) with full turn-key automation that not only handles the multitude of devices within the classroom, but also delivers hands free confidence to the educator.