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K-12 Technology Tools & Trends 2012

March 2012 | 111 pages | ID: K50C5C8C558EN
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K-12 Technology Tools & Trends 2012 provides crucial business intelligence on the expanding use of technology tools in U.S. schools. The tools discussed in the report are interactive whiteboards, projectors, document cameras, desktop computers, laptop/netbook computers, tablet computers/iPads, ereaders, MP3 players/iPods, smartphones and student response systems/clickers.

For this report, Simba Information partnered with the education market research firm MCH Strategic Data on an Internet survey to gather information on how schools currently use technology tools and their future plans to implement them.

The results of the survey are bolstered by in-depth interviews, case studies and the insight of Simba Information analysts to examine the current impact technology on curriculum and instruction, as well as what educators envision for the future.

Topics include:
  • What technology tools are being deployed in the classroom;
  • How much time is spent using technology tools during the school day;
  • Where the digital curriculum being used with technology tools comes from;
  • What factors influence purchasing decisions of tools and curriculum;
  • Funding environment and primary sources for technology spending in schools;
  • Technology initiatives that offer students 24/7 access;
  • Technology initiatives that allow students to bring their own devices to school.
METHODOLOGY

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION AND DEFINITIONS

Introduction
Definitions
Interactive Whiteboards
Projectors
Document Cameras
Desktop Computers
Laptop, Notebook and Netbook Computers
Tablet Computers
Ereaders
MP3 Players
Smartphones
Student Response Systems

CHAPTER 2: USE OF TECHNOLOGY TOOLS

Introduction
Prevalence of Digital Devices in the Classroom
Impact of Technology on Student Achievement
Time Spent with Digital Devices During the School Day
Technology Device Usage by Subject Area
Providing 24/7 Access to School Technology Tools
Allowing Students to Bring Their Own Technology Tools
Digital Content for Use with Technology Tools
Functions and Capabilities of Technology Tools
Plans to Purchase Technology Tools
Funding Sources and Financial Considerations
Where Technology Tools Purchasing Decisions are Made
Table 2.1: Survey Respondents Job Titles
Table 2.2: Technologies Currently Being Used in Respondents School District
Table 2.3: Technologies Currently Being Used that are Having a Significant Impact on Student Achievement
Table 2.4: Number of Hours per School Day Technologies are Being Used for Classroom Instruction or Student Work
Table 2.5: Technologies Currently Being Used by Subject Area
Table 2.6: Technologies Supplied by School or District for 24/7 Access
Table 2.7: Technologies Students Are Permitted to Bring to School for Use in Learning
Table 2.8: Sources of Digital Curriculum Content
Table 2.9: Importance of Various Capabilities in the Selection of Technology Tools
Table 2.10: Technologies Expected to be Purchased Next 12 Months and Two to Five Years
Table 2.11: Primary Funding Source for Technology Tools
Table 2.12: Change in Budget for Technology Tool Purchases
Table 2.13: Where Purchasing Decisions for Technology Tools are Made
Table 2.14: Factors Influencing Technology-Tool Purchasing
Table 2.15: Factors Influencing Digital Curriculum Content Purchasing

CHAPTER 3: EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY TOOL USE

Introduction
Use of Technology, 2009 versus 2012
Impact on Student Achievement, 2009 versus 2012
Purchase Intent, 2009 versus 2012
Funding Concerns, 2009 versus 2012

CHAPTER 4: DRIVERS AND IMPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION

Introduction
Drivers of Technology Adoption
Non-Pedagogical Drivers
Hurdles to Adoption
Infrastructure and Implementation
Implementation Issues
Integration and Interoperability
Additional Concerns
Implications of Technology Adoption for Content Providers
Content Confusion
Free and Open Source
Toward 24/7 Access

CHAPTER 5: CASE STUDIES

Introduction
Case Study 1: Interactive Whiteboards as a Focal Point, Loudoun County, Va.
Case Study 2: A 1:1 Pioneer, Passack Valley, N.J.
Case Study 3: 1:1 For a Level Playing Field, Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Case Study 4: iPads for Every Freshman, Minnetonka, Minn.
Case Study 5: Smartphones for Some, BYOT for Others, Saint Marys, Ohio
Case Study 6: BYOT Throughout the District, Forsyth County, Ga.
Case Study 7: Teachers Ask for Ereaders, Pinellas County, Fla.
Case Study 8: The Paperless Classroom, Cleveland Middle School, Cleveland, Tenn.
Case Study 9: Using Free and Teacher-Created Resources, Byron High School, Byron, Minn.

CHAPTER 6: CONCLUSIONS AND OUTLOOK

APPENDIX I: SURVEY RESPONSE DETAIL

APPENDIX II: SELECTED COMPANIES SUPPLYING TECHNOLOGY

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