Drill Down

As smart phone usage rises, applying the devices in education grows imperative. Speak Up 2006 showed smart phone ownership at 9 percent among both middle and high school students. The 2008 data: 24 percent for middle schoolers, 28 percent for high schoolers.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Teachers report less ownership of smart phones than both high school and middle school students.
  • Smart phone ownership among students in kindergarten through second grade is nearly equal to that of teachers.
  • Middle schoolers are more interested than high schoolers in using handheld devices to play educational games.

Do you own a smart phone, such as a BlackBerry or an iPhone?
(Percentages indicate number of respondents who answered yes.)

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How would you prefer to use your mobile device for schoolwork?

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Drill Down--Data courtesy of Speak Up 2008, an annual national research project that surveys K-12 students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Speak Up is produced by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization providing leadership, research, and programming to support science, math, and technology education in America’s schools.

This article originally appeared in the 8/1/2009 issue of THE Journal.

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