Technology Integration

This week in my CEP 812 course, we were asked to conduct a survey to our colleagues about technological integration.  I administered a survey through SurveyMonkey to the 23 elementary certified teachers at the school where I currently teach.  The questions I created pertained to what technologies are currently used in the classroom, when they are being used the most, the comfort level of teachers use of technology, and what professional development teachers would like to gain a better understanding of technology.

An example of the survey that was conducted can be found here.

The subject areas in which teachers incorporated technology the most were Math, Science, and Literacy.  It should be noted that subscriptions to technologies for each of these subject areas have been purchased through the school.  The graph below shows the percentages of each subject area.

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In continuing with the research among my colleagues, I discovered that although teachers are using technologies in the classroom such as Reflex Math, Raz-Kids, Microsoft Office, iPads, computers, Elmo, and the SmartBoard they are still interested in learning about newer technologies.  The graph below represents the technologies that teachers are wanting to learn more about, with Google Drive/Google Classroom being the highest at 47.4%.image copy 3.png

Please check out the full analysis of the survey.  With the idea of technology integration, there comes a lot of wicked problems.  Money, compensation, way of teaching, professional development, and technology are only a few of the problems that comes with this movement.  It’s not a deciding factor of whether it needs to happen or not.  I think we can all agree that this shift in thinking and way of teaching is going to happen.  The question now is, when?

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