In 2010 Project RED conducted a survey of technology programs in 1,000 U.S. schools, which is the first and only national research focusing on academic results and the financial implication of education technology. For a detailed look at the project and their findings, click here .
Key Implementation Factors That Lead to Success
- Intervention classes: Technology is integrated into every intervention class period.
- Change management leadership by principal: Leaders provide time for teacher professional learning and collaboration at least monthly.
- Online collaboration: Students use technology daily for online collaboration (games/simulations and social media).
- Core subjects: Technology is integrated into core curriculum weekly or more frequently.
- Online formative assessments: Assessments are done at least weekly.
- Student-computer ratio: Lower ratios improve outcomes.
- Virtual field trips: With more frequent use, virtual trips are more powerful. The best schools do these at least monthly.
- Search engines: Students use daily.
- Principal training: Principals are trained in teacher buy-in, best practices, and technology-transformed learning.
Red = Best 1:1 Implementations, Blue = All 1:1 Implementations, Gray = Other models (2:1, 3:1, etc)
Chart displays percentage of participating schools reporting gains or reductions.
Key: Red = All 1:1 Implementations, Blue = Other models (2:1, 3:1, etc.)
Chart displays percentage of schools reporting reductions.