The iPad is the king of the mountain when it comes to school officials’ current use of mobile technology, according to a new survey of district officials, who also offered their preferences for the kinds of apps they want to see in classrooms.
More than 80 percent of district technology officials said districts use or plan to use iPads over the next year or two, according to the results released by Interactive Educational Systems Design, Inc.
Google Chromebooks came in a distant second, with 31 percent of district officials identifying that tool as the mobile technology they have in place or are planning to adopt. Twenty-seven percent said they are using or will use “mixed technology” supplied by students, as part of bring-your-own-device approaches. Android Tablets were next in line, the choice of 17 percent of respondents.
The results are included in the National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education, which is based on a sample of 558 district technology and media directors, 450 of whom answered most questions. The margin of error was 4 percent.