The eighth annual PBS teacher survey on media and technology use reflects a deepening commitment to media and digital technology that connect teachers and their students to educational resources.
The 2010 survey, conducted by Grunwald Associates LLC, revealed these key insights:
- The Internet is quickly becoming the source for media-based instruction, with streaming and downloading of content surging.
- Teachers believe that a variety of technology devices and Web-based systems help them do their jobs better and help them to engage students in learning.
- Teachers see great educational potential in smart, portable devices, including laptops, tablets, e-readers and handhelds.
- Teachers are joining online professional communities to connect, collaborate and share resources with other teachers.