K-12 Student access to mobile devices – personal access
K-12 Student access to mobile devices in the classroom
|BYOD||School Laptop||School Tablet||Use the library||School Chromebook|
19% of Gr 6-12 use a school provided device to access the internet outside of school
Teacher sponsored activities
|Grades 6-8||Grades 9-12|
|Take tests online||50%||49%|
|Use an online textbook||32%||36%|
|Watch video made by my teacher||29%||28%|
|Create documents to share||49%||59%|
|Collaborate with other students||40%||43%|
|Play game/take quiz||63%||64%|
Student self-initiated activities
|Grades 6-8||Grades 9-12|
|Look up school or class info||54%||63%|
|Receive reminders about due dates & upcoming tests||39%||47%|
|Text classmates for help||27%||39%|
|Email teacher with questions||41%||53%|
Parents are mobile users too!
95% own smartphones
12% own smartwatches
70% own tablets
35% of parents prefer their child(ren) to have a school assigned device for home and school use
71% of parents say it is important for every student to use mobile devices in school
Meanwhile, 92% of students in grades 6-12 say it is important for students to use mobile devices in class for learning
Are you teaching in a class where your students can use mobile devices?
Yes, most students are using their own devices or we have devices for students who don’t have them (20%).
Yes, our school assigns devices to students for their use at school (26%).
Yes, our school assigns devices to students to use at school and at home (14%).
Yes, I can check out devices to use in my class as needed (31%).
No, my students do not have regular access to devices (22%).
Benefits of mobile device usage in the classroom
Increases student engagement (75%)
Prepares students for college/work (65%)
Increase access to online content (51% )
Personalizes learning (49%)
Facilitates student collaborations (48%)
1/3 of teachers want more professional development about how to use mobile devices within instruction and identify mobile apps for classroom use
34% say they are already using mobile apps for professional tasks. 52% say they read online articles or books on a mobile device
52% report 1:1 device programs for in school use
41% say they are seeing positive academic results from this program
Only 29% have implemented 1:1 take home programs
Implementing competency or mastery based learning assessments
|Already doing this||Likely to adopt this policy||Unlikely to allow this|
School principals’ wish list for new teachers’ skills
Knowing how to use student owned devices within instruction – 31%
Managing a class with 1:1 mobile devices – 45%
Using technology to differentiate instruction – 76%
Using technology for school to home communications – 73%
Source: Speak Up Research Initiative, 2016 Findings - the results of the authentic, unfiltered views of 514,351 students, parents, and educators from around the world. Speak Up is an annual research initiative of Project Tomorrow, a global nonprofit organization. Learn more about Speak Up and other research findings from Project Tomorrow at tomorrow.org. Project Tomorrow thanks Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ for their support of Speak Up 2016 and this mobile learning infographic.