Survey on integration of digital toolsin classrooms1. Survey databaseOverall 382 teachers from ﬁve european countries have taken part at the survey (Germanyn = 145, Spain n= 122, Scotland n=31, Sweden n=38 and Turkey n= 46).In the survey we asked teachers about their....... teaching background and teaching style... perception of own ability level regarding the use of digital tools... professional views on digital tools... perception of school support... current and future integration of digital tools2. Survey summaryThe integration of digital tools in classrooms depends on both the teachers’ proﬁciencyand attitude, and the overall support from educational institutions.Important factors on the teachers side to integrate digital tools are age, their readinessand their beliefs.The survey showed that teachers’ beliefs (attitude on digital tools) ismore important than teachers’ readiness to integrate digital tools in classrooms. Olderteachers integrate digital tools less than younger teachers but most teachers whointegrate digital tools have already some years of teaching experience. The surveyshowed that the overall support (technological, administrative and cultural) of educationalinstitutions strongly effects teachers intentions to integrate digital tools in their teaching.
2.1 Background and teaching style• Gender: 42 % female and 58 % male• Age: Most of the teachers were between 40 to 59 years old (70 %)• Years of Teaching: 50 % have more than 16 years of teaching experience• Prefered teaching methodology: Most teachers balance between teacher-directed andstudent-centered activities2.2 Perception of own ability level regarding the use of digital tools• Most teachers quote that they have general skills for using digital tools and know howto integrate them in their classrooms (only 2 % have no experience with digital tools)• 30 % haven’t received adequate training to incorporate digital tools2.3 Professional views on digital tools94 % of all teachers see the integration of digital tools in classrooms as veryuseful.Most teachers see a positive impact on students by the integration of digital tools inclassrooms:• 65 % ﬁnd that digital tools has increased the level of student interaction andcollaboration• 63 % ﬁnd that digital tools has positively impacted student learning and achievement• 53% ﬁnd that digital tools has improved the quality of student work• 50 % ﬁnd that digital tools motivates students to get more involved in learning activities• 65 % ﬁnd that digital tools promotes the development of students’ interpersonal skills(e.g., ability to relate or work with others)• 40 % ﬁnd that digital tools promotes the development of communication skills (e.g.,writing and presentation skills)• 54 % ﬁnd that digital tools helps accommodate students’ personal learning styles• 55 % ﬁnd that digital tools improves student learning of critical concepts and ideas
Most teachers see a positive impact on classroom instructions:• 58 % ﬁnd that teaching is more student-centered when digital tools are integrated intolessons• 57 % ﬁnd that digital tools integration efforts have changed classrooms learningactivities in a very positive way• 66% ﬁnd that teaching is more interactive when digital tools are integrated into thelessons• 72 % ﬁnd that the use of digital tools gives teachers the opportunity to be learningfaciliators instead of information providers2.4 Perception of school (overall) support• 36 % didn’t receive adequate administrative support to integrate digital tools intoclassroom practices• 38 % ﬁnd that their institution has a well-developed technology plan that guides alltechnology integration efforts• 16 % haven’t received any training, 18 % just a one-day training or less• 71% don’t have a person who is responsible for technology support and training in theirschool2.5 Perception of the current and future integration of digital tools• 65 % use digital tools in instructional settings• 61 % use digital tools in communicative settings• 73 % use digital tools for organizational matters (e.g., data base, spreadsheets, recordkeeping, lesson plans)• 10 % use digital tools for recreational matters (e.g., games)• 41 % use digital tools in creative settings (e.g., digital video and graphics)• 47 % use digital tools for evaluation, portfolio and assignments• 72 % use digital tools for research• 70 % think they will integrate digital tools in future much more than they are doing rightnow• 68 % imagine that their teaching will be much more technology based in future