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  • If this article is to be believed, 92% of children under two already have a digital footprint. I think this shows how important education around digital footprints is.
  • Teaching Children About Digital Footprints | Primary Tech

  • nearly all college students (98%) who own a device have used it for school and a majority of these students (53%) read eTextbooks frequently. Further, 90% of college students say they save time studying with technology -- including mobile devices, digital textbooks, eReaders and tablets.
  • technology has become a significant part of students' everyday lives with the average using three devices daily. A majority (67%) can't go more than one hour without using some sort of digital technology, with 40% not lasting more than 10 minutes.
  • Only 5% of students say textbooks are the most important item in their bag and a majority of students say they are more likely to bring a laptop (51%) than a print textbook (39%) to class. Digital devices also allow for on-the-go reference to information with 79% of college students reporting they have done a quick search on a mobile device or tablet to verify something right before a test or a quiz.

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  • A recent nationwide survey by Reveals that 93% of teachers would assign online games in class if the subject matter matched their curriculum.  The caveat for a majority of these teachers, however, is that they feel their schools have too few computers or tablets for their students to use digital learning tools effectively.
  • The study also reveals that while teachers see see broad applicability for digital learning across all subjects, digital learning is still in its infancy. 35% of teachers do not use any digital learning tools.

  • According to Cathy N. Davidson, co-director of the annual MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competitions, fully 65 percent of today’s grade-school kids may end up doing work that hasn’t been invented yet.
  • Pundits may be asking if the Internet is bad for our children’s mental development, but the better question is whether the form of learning and knowledge-making we are instilling in our children is useful to their future.”
  • Online blogs directed at peers exhibit fewer typographical and factual errors, less plagiarism, and generally better, more elegant and persuasive prose than classroom assignments by the same writers.”

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