This is an interesting infographic shared by OnlineUniversities.com on the increasing use of technology in the classroom and how teachers are embracing the use of modern day smart gadgets to make learning more effective among students.
Every day, teachers find more ways to embrace technology and break from the traditional chalkboard-and-textbook methods of days passed. The result? Teachers are more efficient than ever, and students are benefitting from it. In 2010, 47% of students said that teachers use technology effectively. While in 2012, 68% of students were able to say this.
Of the teachers surveyed, 9 out of 10 teachers have a laptop or PC in the classroom, which is more than twice of the numbers a decade ago. 6 out of 10 teachers have access to an interactive whiteboard in hi-tech classrooms. And now, tablets are joining the classroom with increasing prevalence.
More than 70% teachers say that apps are beneficial for teaching, while nearly two-thirds use tablets in the classroom to visit educational websites and report using at least one social media site in their class. Technology helps them demonstrate things they could not show otherwise. It allows them to reinforce and expand on content, and helps motivate students.
But technology is not limited to use by students in the classroom. Students who access online lectures at home, average higher scores than those who use traditional teaching methods. It’s not surprising that nearly three quarters of students say technology helps them achieve their academic goals.
These are just a few of the reasons why teachers want more technology in the classroom.