Classroom technology and fast Internet connection has been rapidly changing and advancing! Teachers and student claim that they have had access to digital tools now more than ever in the past!
In 2016, 88% of nations school districts have met the minimum internet-connectivity, 100 kbps per student, required by the FCC’s. In solely 3 years, from 2013, there has been a 30% increase in the school districts that meet this requirement. Unfortunately, there are still some geographic disparities. According to the data concluded from the chart, all districts meet federal connectivity requirements but in Florida and Maryland less 60% of the districts meet the FCC’s connectivity targets.
Quantity of Technology Shipment to School Districts Has Increased
Mobile PCs refers to notebooks, netbooks, Chromebooks, and tablets, not desktop computers. Data represent sales to K-12 institutions and do not reflect personal devices that students bring from home.
Futuresource Consulting, 2017: Based of this chart, we can conclude that in only the past 7 years, the quantity of laptops, tablets, netbooks and Chromebooks delivered annually to U.S K-12 schools has increased by 363%. The increased went from 3 million devices in 2010 to 14 million this year. We can only expect that percentage to grow and increase.
Using Classroom Computers for Math
From this chart, we can conclude that over the past decade, the percentage of 4th and 8th graders that use a computer in a math class, at least once every so often, has increased.