73% of AP and NWP teachers say that they and/or their students use their mobile phones in the classroom or to complete assignments
43% use tablet computers in the classroom or to complete assignments
ACCESS is still a concern
- 54% of the teachers say all or almost all of the their students have sufficient access to digital tools inside of school
- 18% of the teachers say all or almost all of the their students have sufficient access to digital tools outside of school
- 52% of teachers of upper and upper-middle income students say their students use cell phones to look up information in class, compared with 35% of teachers of the lowest income students
- 33% of teachers of lower income students say their school’s rules about classroom cell phone use by students have a major impact on their teaching, compared with 15% of those who teach students from the highest income households
One very interesting statistic is that despite their heavy tech use, 42% of the teachers say their students usually know more than they do when it comes to using new digital technologies. Just 18% feel they know more than their students.