A while ago I posted a Google survey with some basic questions about technology in classrooms. While I am disappointed with the number of people who completed the survey. (I was hoping for 100+ and instead only 23 people filled out the survey.) Strange. I think there are still some interesting things to report from these numbers.
What kind of hardware do you have access to in your classroom?
We’ve heard a lot of hype over the past year about ipads and tablets in classrooms, yet the people who filled out the survey were still split; mostly between desktops and laptops.
And while a lot of people are gaining 1:1 access to either laptops or desktops, we still have relatively few tablets.
And apparently schools are still willing to spend large amounts of their own budgets on technology as 61% of people recorded that their buildings are not BYOD and will not allow their students to use their own phones either.
One result that surprised me was that word processors and Powerpoint still reign supreme….
74% of students are not using Google apps:
and 39% of classrooms have taught at lest some coding skills:
Most teachers who took the survey reported that they have an online space that they use to communicate with students and parents:
Collaboration remains on shaky ground:
and filters remain a significant issue to using technology
I think in many ways, these small results show us some interesting trends that haven’t moved in a few years:
1.) Traditional laptop and desktop computers that are provided by the schools themselves still dominate in classrooms.
2.) We are still using a lot of basic office software in classrooms. We haven’t made much of a leap to concentrate on film or audio making, design or collaboration.
3.) Surprisingly, Google apps still have a lot of inroads to make in schools and classrooms.
4.) Filtering is still a large issue. I was surprised to see this. I thought that in many ways this battle had been fought and at least partially won. Apparently we still have some distance to go with this.
5.) A lot of hype around coding entering classrooms, but it still remains largely on the outside.
I’d be interested in your thoughts about this.