Drill Down

"Which Came First-- the Technology or the Pedagogy?" explores higher ed's efforts to prepare new teachers to teach with technology. Below, K-12 principals reveal the kinds of tech skills they would like preservice teachers to have upon receiving their credential.


  • Three out of four principals would like new teachers to be able to use technology to differentiate instruction.
  • Roughly a quarter of respondents want preservice teachers to know how to integrate students' mobile devices.
  • Knowing how to teach an online class received by a large margin the fewest number of responses.

Which of these technology skills do you want to see from preservice teachers?
(Multiple responses allowed.)

Drill Down

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 09/01/2009 issue of THE Journal.

comments powered by Disqus

White Papers:

  • Make a Difference. No Compromise. PDF screen shot

    Printing solutions have become complicated. With new options and technology, such as MFP or CLOUD services, it is making short and long term printing decisions much more complicated. Read this whitepaper to learn about available printing solutions that offer low acquisition costs, low energy consumption and speedy print production. Read more...