Survey: Teachers remain lukewarm on ed tech’s impact on classrooms

. Dive Brief: Educators remain cautious of the hype around ed tech, with less than a third reporting that they’ve changed their teaching styles or philosophies based on ed tech innovations, Education Week reports. Other findings from a new survey conducted by the Education Week Research Center include that while another 29% do feel ed tech is transformational, the statistics indicate technology has yet to make huge differences in the typical classroom, with many tech solutions and implementations running counter to narratives portrayed around the multi-billion dollar ed tech industry. Key factors…

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Connected classrooms

Sporting the theme ‘Collaborate, Educate, Celebrate’, Capita’s SIMS Independent and International Schools conference 2016 saw over 300 delegates gather at the Beaumont Estate, Windsor to explore both the SIMS product and wider issues in edtech. Julie Booth, Head of Independent Schools, opened the conference as the crowded room of teachers tapped on the conference’s very own app – the event has been paperless for several years. Julie highlighted schools’ involvement in developing SIMS products through their focus groups, the largest of which are in the South East UK and in…

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