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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? The State of America's Visual IQ

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Did you know that I am a history/poli-sci geek? Yep. I even won my middle school social studies bowl and minored in history in college. I DVR the American Experience shows on PBS and watch anything showing on The History Channel. I thank some very cool teachers for encouraging my love of a good civics lesson.

Once upon a time, the role of the teacher in the classroom conjured up images and ideas of blackboards, rulers, chalk, and pencils. But now, technology is becoming more and more integrated into modern school systems—not just as an added bonus, but as a necessity to how students learn and how teachers teach. 

While at one point in time, adopting technology into the classroom may have been perceived as stressful and forced for teachers and students alike, as it stands now, students aren’t just excited about using technology, teachers are excited and highly capable of utilizing its presence in the classroom. From smartboards to class computers to e-readers and e-textbooks, each new technology presents new modes of both teaching and learning opportunities. 

Now, every day teachers with tech access are finding new ways to embrace technology and incorporate it into the classroom. As a result, teachers are more efficient than ever, and students are capable of learning faster and more efficiently. In fact, a majority of students say that technology has helped them to achieve their academic goals, while a majority of teachers say they would like to use even more technology in the classroom. 

The following infographic looks into the tech-teaching phenomenon, and why teachers love it so much. I'll share my score with you if you share yours!
What do we Know Infographic
Image Credit: OnlineClasses.org


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