Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Speak Up Survey Reveals 10 Major Ed Tech Trends

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Speak Up Survey Reveals 10 Major Ed Tech Trends

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"According to the latest data, video for homework is" on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey "from Project Tomorrow, which CEO Julie Evans revealed" at the FETC 2014 conference.

"The 2013 results represent more than 400,000" "surveys from 9,000 schools and 2,700 districts across" "the country. Respondents included 325,279 students," "32,151 teachers and librarians, 39,986 parents, 4,530" district administrators and--new to this year's survey--"1,346 community members."

1) Personal Access to Mobile Devices

"According to the 2013 results, students overwhelmingly" have access to personal mobile devices. "If there was any doubt in our mind that we were beyond the tipping point in terms of kids carrying a computer in their "pocket, backpack or purse,"" Evans said, "we're there. …

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