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Teachers Report 'Major Impact' of Internet on Learning

Publication: Digital Education, an Education Week blog
Date: February 28, 2013

Summary: According to a recent study, "How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms," by the Pew Internet Project, College Board, and the National Writing Project, classroom teachers say digital technologies have a significant impact on—their professional learning—their ability to access content, resources, and materials for teaching.

 

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The vast majority of middle and high school teachers who are involved in more high-level educational programs such as Advanced Placement and the National Writing Project say the Internet has a "major impact" on their ability to access content and resources for their teaching, according to the results of a survey released today.

Technology plays a central role in their teaching and the development of their professional skills, but it also presents challenges for teachers, concludes a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, which examined how teachers are using digital technologies in the classroom and at home. . . .

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