This post will look at the facts and figures from the 2011 Department of Education Report, “Digital Technology in Schools” in the form of an infographic and will examine the findings.
The first finding illustrates how credible teachers find the use of ICT in classrooms. It shows how the majority of teachers from across the EU feel that it is improving their students concentration and enthusiasm.
The second graph portrays the extent of how accessible a computer is in today’s society. Despite the fact that a majority of students have access to the internet, there are still 18% without it. This means that if educational content begins to move online, these leaners will suffer as they cannot access it outwith school hours and this can harm their opportunities to do extra work outside of the classroom.
The third graph demonstrates how young people are engaging with digital technology and how they are even becoming content creators. With the development of technology, this has meant that there is a growing number of creative jobs in many different areas such as media, marketing and advertisement. It creates an exciting prospect if the younger generation are already making videos, music and animations. Furthermore, the use of blogs also helps to develop their writing ability and allows for open discussion and debates. It is important that schools acknowledge this and teach pupils how they can use their creative talents online to help gain a future career.
The final graph highlights how teachers are using technology as a way to improve their teaching methods and organisational skills. The use of digital media has allowed teachers to make effect plans in an easy and structured way which will benefit the learning experience for students.
(Source for Report: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130802141748/https://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/a00201823/digital-technology-in-schools) on the “Evidence” section