How Do Today’s K-12 Students Want to Use Digital Tools for Learning?
A new report from Speak Up, The New Digital Learning Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students’ Activities and Aspirations, takes a look at the “different ways that students are currently personalizing learning using technology.”
The Speak Up report provides insight surrounding these three topics:
- The use of digital tools and resources to support K-12 schoolwork activities.
- The use of digital tools and resources to enable out-of-school-time learning activities for K-12.
- Aspirations of K-12 students wanting to use digital tools and resources within new innovative learning environments.
Significant findings illustrated within the research include:
- Girls are using digital tools more than boys. Social tools, such as texting and online collaboration, are the most common.
- Twenty-five percent of grades 3-5 and 33% of middle school students and high school students are using mobile devices their schools have provided to support personalized education.
- A 47% increase of middle school students taking tests online.
- The average time a high school student is using technology for writing purposes is 14 hours a week.
- 46% of district technology leaders say that digital equality is one of the most challenging issues they are facing.
Speak Up has also created an interesting infographic that depicts how today’s K-12 students are using mobile devices for learning.
Were there any statistics that surprised you?