This year’s Speak Up report focused on how K-12 students use technology both in and out of the classroom, as well as their future career/academic choices regarding STEM and technology. The report was featured on eSchool News – check out some select findings below:
- Students increasingly use social media apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, and Vine (44 percent of students in grades 6-12) while use of Facebook has declined.
- Digital reader access is highest in grades 6-8, with 48 percent of students reporting they had access to such devices.
- Online assessments have grown with 47 percent of middle school students taking online tests, compared with 32 percent four years ago.
eSchool News covers education technology in all its aspects–from legislation and litigation, to case studies, to purchasing practices and new products. First published in March of 1998, eSchool News is a monthly print and digital newspaper providing the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and the internet to transform North America’s schools and colleges and achieve their educational goals. The newspaper is read by more than 300,000 school leaders, and a companion web site—eSchool News Online (http://www.eschoolnews.com ) is visited by more than 500,000 unique visitors each month, including over 280,000 registered members.