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Experienced K12 Solution Provider Cites Studies Showing Increase in School Performance Directly Linked to Technology in the Classroom
NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Back to school used to bring images of blackboards, chalk, pencils and paper to mind. But now, with the influence of technology in the K12 classroom, a more up-to-date image would have to include sophisticated teaching tools like interactive white boards, tablet computers, e-readers, and PCs. Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com) experienced with K12/E-Rate, has created an informative infographic using statistics from two* recent surveys that show the importance of technology in today's K12 classroom.
The use of technology to enhance K12 learning environments is growing at a rapid pace. As a result, schools are focusing IT and financial resources on providing students with the bandwidth needed, the cabling, the cloud capabilities as well as the in-classroom technology tools that will enhance both the learning and testing environments students and educators have at their disposal. The time to apply for the E-Rate funds to offset the costs of technology improvements is now. To learn how important technology is to America's schoolchildren, just ask their teachers – most are already employing some form of technology-based teaching in the classroom and many would like to do more; those that aren't fear their students will soon fall behind.
What Do K12 Teachers Say?
74% - Teachers saying technology enables them to reinforce and expand on content.
74% - Teachers that say technology helps them motivate students to learn.
69% - Seven out of 10 teachers say educational technology allows them to "do much more than ever before" for their students.
68% - Number of teachers expressing a desire for more classroom technology.
48% - Nearly half of teachers surveyed reported using technology for online lesson plans.
65% - Teachers claiming technology allows them to demonstrate something they cannot show in any other way.
45% - Number of AP/NWP** teachers who say they or their students use e-readers to aid learning.
43% Teachers in AP/NWP classrooms reporting that their students use tablet computers to complete assignments.
**Advanced Placement/National Writing Project
Want to Learn More?
Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.
Logicalis employs nearly 3,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.4 billion from operations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion.
For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.
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