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Speak Up survey provides interesting data for DI educators

Written by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
August 04, 2011

The new Speak Up 2010 survey has just been released with interesting results for educators curious about the adoption of digital technologies in schools. The project surveyed almost 300,000 students (as well as 43,000 parents, 35,000 teachers, 2000 librarians and 3500 administrators) from a sample of over 6500 private and public schools. the results show the continued adoption of digital tools and devices by youth at ever younger ages. They also show the challenges that students and teachers experience in school settings. In the survey youth identify two major barriers to tech use at school: 1) filters, and 2) bans on mobile devices.