AIL Teacher Survey Results

Activating Innovative Learning - Teacher Survey - Google Forms

Teacher analysis of the survey.

English | Español | Français | Deutsch | Norsk

At the transnational meeting in Belgium teachers shared the data collected and provided a commentary on the results. Particular focus was made on unexpected or undesirable results.

Wales

  • 57% of teachers feel comfortable guiding pupils in using the internet.
  • Teachers do not always integrate technology into daily lessons.
  • All teachers use the internet to help plan and develop lessons.
  • At the time the survey was completed the results showed that only 1 member of staff used Management programmes for student data daily, however, due to the implementation of a new curriculum based assessment and tracking system we know that all teachers now have to use this programme daily.
  • All teachers use interactive whiteboards daily.
  • All teachers use tablets weekly.
  • 57.1% of teachers agree that students create products that show higher levels of learning using technology.
  • 42.9% of teachers disagree that students create products that show higher levels of learning using technology.
  • All teachers agree that pupils are more motivated when using the internet.
  • One teacher feels that students go to inappropriate sites when using the internet.
  • 71.4% of teachers agree that using the internet allows for more student collaboration.
  • 71.4% agree that plagiarism becomes a bigger problem when using the internet.
  • 71.4% of teachers feel that most technology would improve their ability to teach.
  • Only 1 of the teachers feel that technology has not changed the way they teach.
  • 71.4% of the teachers feel that they are expected to learn new technologies without any formal training and 57.1% feel that that there is too much technological change coming too fast without any support for them.
  • 85.7% of teachers feel that it is urgent that they receive more options for professional development in the areas of technology.
  • 100% of the teachers feel that technology is a good tool for collaboration with other teachers when building unit plans, however, they all feel that technology is unreliable. and that they need more time to integrate technology into the curriculum.

Germany

29 teacher took part in the survey. Most of them appriciate the Internet and the beamer in the classroom.

Many of them rarely use new media or the Internet in their lessons. Only a few of them feel competent to teach this subject. One third thinks that the students are more competent than them.

Only a few collegues use the tablets regularly in class. The smartboard is hardly used.

Most of the teachers spot an increase in motivation using new mediasand think that they can improve their lessons.

They think that the rules for using the Internet are well known in school.

Two- thirds of the colleagues want more support as well as further education on and more exploration of new useful apps. They also think the Ipads have to little storage.

These problems were discussed in a meeting on February 17th, 2017. On March 3rd, 2017, there will be a meeting specifically concerning “New Media” and in May there will be a training day for all colleagues.

Norway

100% are telling that technology has changed their way of education. 80% need more education in computer skills, but they feel comfortable and competent in using new technology (60%) Teachers need training with apps. Teachers tells that internet at school are increasing motivation and collaboration. Teacher don`t use tablets very often. Nearly 90% say`s that they need more time to collaborate in use of technology.

Belgium

Note: To begin, we find it difficult to analyze the results of the survey given the small number of participants and the different interpretation of each question by the different respondents.

Few teachers integrate new technologies into learning or differentiation.

On the other hand many use the Internet to prepare their lessons or tests but not derivatives such as tablet applications, blog or site creation…

We use common technological tools within the classes but not all their functionality.

This tries people, but in general they do not feel sufficiently equipped for that or lack training and / or resource person.

Spain

The majority of teachers are considered competent to use new technologies and to guide their students with assurance.

Although the majority of teachers claim to use new technologies for diversity outreach, it is a field in which we must improve.

Most teachers use the internet to prepare classes (93%) and they use apps on most occasions daily.

Diversity outreach must play a more relevant role in the use of technological tools.

The use of applications and the internet for preparing exams is the appropriate.

Most teachers do not design websites. Student management programs or apps are used on a daily basis. In terms of hardware, classroom computers, interactive whiteboards and tablets are used daily by teachers.

Mobile devices are not used by 70% of the teachers.

Digital cameras are practically unused, perhaps it is because the iPad integrates a camera and it is not necessary to use a digital camera.

Regarding the integration of technology in the classroom, the majority of teachers think that students are more motivated and show higher levels of learning. However a significant number of teachers agree that the use of the internet at school is directly related to an increase in discipline problems (38%). Likewise, 50% of teachers believe that students go to inappropriate sites when they use the internet.

Plagiarism is a big problem for 53.9% of teachers, while it is not so much for 46.2%. Also, a high number of teachers sees a problem in the amount of unreliable sources that there are on the internet.

More than 78% of teachers believe that electronic media will replace textbooks within 5 years.

Technology is perceived as something positive for most teachers. On the one hand, in the improvement that it supposes at teaching capacity and on the other hand, in the change in the way of teaching that it contributes.

A high percentage of teachers, around 80%, complain about the lack of training in the use of new technologies by educational institutions.

As for the most urgent needs, most of the teachers ask for: time to learn how to apply new technologies, more training for using it in the classroom, more support from the administration, more technical support and more options for professional development in ​​new technologies area.