By guest bloggers Victoria O'Dea and Mike Bock
The vast majority of middle and high school teachers who are involved in more high-level educational programs such as Advanced Placement and the National Writing Project say the Internet has a "major impact" on their ability to access content and resources for their teaching, according to the results of a survey released today.
Technology plays a central role in their teaching and the development of their professional skills, but it also presents challenges for teachers, concludes a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, which examined how teachers are using digital technologies in the classroom and at home.
The survey—taken by 2,462 Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers who instruct middle and high school students across the country, primarily in public schools—found that 92 percent of those surveyed said the Web has a major impact on their ability to teach.
"On the whole, we really came away feeling that teachers are pretty
advanced in terms of tech use," Kristen Purcell, director of research
for the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, told
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