Technology Tools to Support  CCSS

 

•   78% of teens now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of them own smartphones. That translates into    37% of all teens who have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011.

•   23% of teens have a tablet computer, a level comparable to the general adult population.

•   95% of teens use the internet.

•   93% of teens have a computer or have access to one at home. Seven in ten (71%) teens with home computer access say the laptop or desktop they use most often is one they share with other family members.

 

     Pew Internet and American Life Project

 

•   “In many ways, teens represent the leading edge of mobile connectivity, and the patterns of their technology use often signal future changes in the adult population.”

 

Mary Madden, Senior Research Pew Internet and American Life Project.

 

All schools need to scale up technology instruction for both teachers and students. Many schools are reluctant to change, with some teachers using “laminated lesson plans”, continuing to use 1950 methodologies such as memorization of dates, places and facts, all, unless reviewed and mentally “rehearsed” are forgotten within 72 hours after the “test”. Knowledge and technology will be the great equalizers of this millennium. 

 

Research indicates 75% of the top 100 high schools have trained their students on collaborative and critical thinking offered through Googledocs.  The graphic below shows some of the tools available to support levels of student learning.

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