Kajeet Survey Reveals Chromebooks Are Beating Out iPad Again, And Technology Adoption Continues Rapid Increase
Kajeet, the education technology company that began the crusade against the “homework gap” has been working with schools across the country for years. Their technology is enabling students to access the internet at home or on the bus, when their parents don’t already have access. That’s why it’s important for them to stay on top of technology in today’s connected classroom.
During TCEA last week in Austin Kajeet released their results of their “Student Device Survey”.
The survey sample included 451 school administrators from across the country. The survey collected feedback discovering the latest about Internet and device use both inside and outside the classroom, mobile device and classroom management tools, and other technologies being used by schools around the country.
Kajeet discovered laptop and mobile device use is very high, with 98 percent of respondents indicating that students use devices at least once per week as part of the curricula and 79 percent reporting daily student use—of those devices Chromebooks (31 percent of respondents), iPads (26 percent of respondents), and Windows laptops (17 percent) are the most commonly-used devices.
“School districts have tremendous opportunities and challenges ahead as education technology continues to evolve. Educators are faced with adapting to new technology and pedagogy daily to keep up with the ever-evolving, 21st-century-education landscape,” said Kajeet CEO and Founder Daniel Neal. “As technology continues to proliferate into school curricula, it will be evermore critical to centrally manage this technology to keep students’ digital lives safe, track device use, and save administrators’ invaluable time.”
Other Student Device Survey highlights include:
· 72 percent of respondents said they have Internet filtering solutions to protect students from inappropriate content or disable extraneous content (e.g., social media).
· 40 percent of responding educators said they have a mobile device management solution in place to manage student devices and content.
· Beyond student laptops and mobile devices, additional classroom technologies in use today include interactive white boards (78 percent), 3D printers (36 percent), makerspaces (29 percent), VR Headsets (13 percent).
For more information and deeper insight into the survey, see the Student Tech Devices in the Classroom infographic. For additional content on education technology, and to learn more about how Kajeet is helping school districts around the country connect students with more than just Internet, visit www.kajeet.com.