How Much Time Do Young Children Spend Using Technology in School?
Technology use in preschool classrooms is hotly debated. But, how much time are children really spending with different kinds of technology in early childhood classrooms?
We delved into this question in our recent *survey and discovered that close to 2/3 of teachers reported their children used desktops/laptops, tablets, and handheld devices for less than thirty minutes per day. In contrast, teachers were more likely to spend over 30 minutes per day using interactive white boards and smart tables. About half of respondents who use technology say their children use it every day in school. Most of the remaining respondents say they use technology with children a few days a week, with only 7% of teachers and 3% of administrators saying the children used technology less than once each week.
Do our results surprise you? Tell us what’s happening in your class. How often are children using interactive technologies in your program? Share your experiences with us! Complete the second questionnaire in our series, and sign up to receive more of these tantalizing Technology Tidbits by email! The survey is brief and signing up for Technology Tidbits from the Early Childhood Today Survey Series is optional!
* You can read more about the data collected in this survey here.
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