OPEN MIC FOR TEACHERS: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has published the second edition of its “Teachers Know Best” report, a study that aims to bridge the gap between educators and developers. Researchers asked 3,100 teachers across the US to share their views about the use of digital tools on classroom. The response? Teachers are overall open and optimistic about digital technologies in classroom, but there's room to grow: 56% of the interviewees believe technology makes them better teachers.
When asked about the type of technology they wanted to use more, educators listed three types of technology. First, tools that give a clear view of what students have or have not mastered. Second, platforms that adapt instruction according to different needs. Third, solutions that simplify the integration among multiple tools they are already using.
Researchers summarized their findings in an infographic: