Chapter 6: Technology Implementation in Schools
The Technology Factor: Nine Keys to Student Achievement and Cost-Effectiveness
is set of questions examines how schools are using classroom technologies; in which subject areas; and with what levels of curriculum integration, training, funding, eﬀectiveness, and sustainability. Chart 6.1. How do teachers and students in your school use technology in instruction? (Q16)
Learning Activities: Frequency of Use N: 988
Read As • 46% of respondents report that teachers spend more time at least daily on individualized and small-group instruction than on teacher-centered lecturing; 33% report weekly. • 63% of respondents say that students are using a wide range of digital resources for learning, courseware, and collaboration daily or weekly. • 57% of respondents report that students are engaged in problembased real-world learning activities daily or weekly. • 55% of respondents report that students are directing their own learning daily or weekly by identifying research topics, resources, and presentation of findings.
Demographic Highlights Time spent on small-group and individual instruction rather than lectures • Elementary schools are more likely than high schools to report this. Teachers spend more time on small-group instruction than on lectures
Students use a wide range of electronic materials
Students use problem-based learning
Students take control of their learning, including choosing research topics
• Schools with very high household incomes or high instructional materials expenditures are more likely than schools with lower household incomes or materials expenditures to report this.
Monthly/ semester use
Percentage of Respondents
Not at all
Range of electronic materials • Schools with high instructional materials expenditures are more likely than schools with low or medium instructional materials expenditures to report use at least daily. • Schools in the Southeast are more likely than schools in other regions to report use at least daily. Problem-based learning • Students in medium- and large-enrollment schools are more likely than schools with very large or small enrollments to report use at least daily.