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Trends: PBS/Grunwald Digitally Inclined

In Trends on February 3, 2010 at 2:47 pm

FROM PBS AND GRUNWALD ASSOCIATES LLC comes the seventh Annual PBS Survey of Education Media & Technology, “Digitally Inclined”. Conducted by Grunwald Associates, the study examines K-12 educators’ use of and attitudes towards media and technology. This year’s survey includes Pre-K educators as well. More than three-quarters (76 percent) of K-12 educators say they use digital media, up significantly from 69 percent in 2008. Of K-12 teachers who use digital media in the classroom, 80 percent are frequent or regular users. Classroom use of digital media is less common among preK-educators, with only one-third (33 percent) reporting use. However, preK educators who use digital media use it as frequently as K–12 teachers do. Also of note: K-12 teachers increasingly access video online. While teachers narrowly prefer using purchased or recorded DVDs, 72 percent told us they stream or download content from the Internet, up from 65 percent in 2008. About one in three (29 percent) pre-K educators use this method. Read the whole report, if you’re so inclined.

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