SodaHead, an online surveying website, conducted its Back to School Survey on how students felt about certain technology devices in classrooms and exactly when and where those devices fit in. As technology continues to further progress the education world, some students feel it may be moving a little too fast.
When it comes to devices used in classrooms, 50% of the 2,438 voters suggested tablet-usage should start in middle school (21%) or in high school (29%). Eighteen percent indicated usage should start in elementary.
The usage of laptops in middle school and high school carried a bit more weight at 57%, while the differentiation between elementary and college were again similar at 17% and 19%, respectively.
Several institutions have adopted the use of etextbooks rather than the traditional textbooks and of the 2,304 voters there was very little disparity with 30% indicating they should be used and 34% voting no to the crossover to etextbooks. Thirty-six percent of the participants indicated the technology should only be used sparingly for various classes.
Out of the eight questions polled, possibly the most topical question was if a college education was important to secure a good, well-paying job. Of the 2,132 voters, 67% said it was important, compared to 33% voting no.