Teaching Tech to Teachers Infographic
While classroom technology continues to grow in popularity, according to a survey conducted by GfK on behalf of Samsung Business, K-12 teachers are having trouble keeping up. By redefining professional development for the curriculum of the future, teachers will have the skills and resources necessary to help students thrive. The Teaching Tech to Teachers Infographic illustrates the survey findings and provides Samsung’s recommendations for improved professional development programs.
With Chromebooks, tablets, interactive whiteboards apps and more, technology is becoming an increasingly important part of today's K-12 classrooms. School districts are rapidly adopting these new digital tools and teachers agree that making this transition is critical to improving learning outcomes:
- 81% of teachers agree that tech in the classroom enables students to get more hands-on experience during lessons.
- 90% of teachers believe that modern technology in the classroom is important to achieve success.
However even with so much technology at their fingertips, K-12 teachers need help to effectively use these devices to motivate their students and enhance their lessons:
- 37% would “love” to use technology in the classroom but say they support they simply do not know how.
- Nearly one-third are not satisfied with the receive from their schools in integrating technology into the classroom (32“).
- 60% agree they would like to better integrate technology but need more training.
Empowering Teachers Is The Key
- 91% of teachers feel access to up-to-date training on how to use technology in the classroom is important to achieving success in the classroom.
5 Steps to Teacher Tech Training
- Start with the basics: 38% of teachers feel that training on tech fundamentals would be most helpful - a feeling more pronounced among older teachers, ages 43+.
- Host PD days: 76% say they would value a dedicated professional development day, and 57% prefer for this to be in-person.
- Offer self-paced online training: Help teachers become more tech-savvy with insights that track their progress throughout the year.
- Build a community to share successes: 80% say it would be helpful to download pre-existing lesson plans that enhance STEM skills in a way that easily integrates tech.
- Create a tech support center: 70% of teachers surveyed claim they do not have a tech center that allows teachers to access resources they cannot access from their classrooms.
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