Schools are making the transition from analogue to digital slowly but surely.
A recent survey found that half of all school districts believe they have completed their 1-to-1 initiatives and the infrastructure required; almost 4 in 10 are planning to, or definitely will, modernize in the next 12 to 24 months. The amount of schools that have gone digital—meaning their curriculum and other digital content—has risen from 49 percent to 62 percent in just one year! While another 33 percent of districts have a digital transition under development.
The same survey reported that personalized learning tops the priority list, digital content and curriculum took second place, and professional development and skills training for integrating technology into the classroom was third.
More than a quarter of all school boards reported they use social media to take feedback from the public on issues facing the board and school district. While 6 in 10 districts solicit public input about school board activities through either the board’s website or the district’s.
School districts, with the support of their school boards, are increasingly focused on learning through innovative technologies and are willing to have an open mind when it comes to change. The result? Students are using all kinds of cutting-edge tools that assist learning, inspire creativity, teach them about computer science, and help them prepare for the future. Students that have been exposed to technology early have, on average, a better grasp of it when they’re older and have an advantage over those who are not as used to it in this ever-changing world that’s headed towards digital.