How Prolific is Technology in K-12 schools?
The average number of tech products accessed by school districts each month has significantly increased over the past few years. According to a recent report by LearnPlatform, during the 2017-18 school year, the average number was 548, while in the 2021-22 school year, it rose to 1,417. This almost threefold growth varies depending on the grade level and district.
However, simply adding more technology is not the ultimate solution. It is essential to design and furnish K-12 classrooms and learning spaces in a way that seamlessly incorporates educational technology into a productive, healthy, and inclusive physical environment. By doing so, we can cultivate well-rounded students who thrive in this tech-enhanced educational setting.