Drill Down

In "A Matter of Principals", we report on professional development programs that train school principals in the use of technologies. Here we reveal how principals say they use those technologies in performing their jobs.


  • Roughly nine out of 10 surveyed principals e-mail, IM, or text message for work purposes.
  • Two-thirds of respondents use technology to create multimedia presentations.
  • Only 2 percent of respondents use Twitter or microblogging to collaborate with peers.

How do you use technology to assist with the following professional tasks? (Multiple answers allowed in each category.)

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Drill Down

Drill Down--Data courtesy of Speak Up, 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 05/01/2009 issue of THE Journal.

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