Study: Ed tech leads to significant gains


Source: eSchool News
Author: Laura Devaney

Integrating Promethean's ActivClassroom -- a suite of educational technologies that includes an interactive whiteboard, teaching software, and student response systems -- into instruction can raise student achievement by an average of 17 percentile points, according to new research that also confirms the experience, comfort, and skill level of teachers in using the technology has a huge impact on how effective they'll be. The study determined that student achievement can really soar if a teacher has 10 or more years of teaching experience, has been using the technology for two or more years, has high confidence in his or her ability to use the ActivClassroom suite, and uses it 75 to 80 percent of the time in the classroom.

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