Conducting surveys

Several of the groups of teachers decided to approach the research by surveying their students on digital technology at home. The following clip discusses some of the approaches to these surveys but also some of the results, including how many hours students use devices at home, what students are using technology for and the students’ perceptions of social media use. Some of the issues or complexities of conducting surveys are also discussed.

  • Did any of the results surprise you? Do you think if you were to survey your class you would end up with similar results?
  • How might you use some of these findings to inform school policies or curriculum practices?
  • In thinking about how students use digital technologies outside of the classroom, what are you curious about? What sort of questions might you ask your students?
  • How might the survey results influence your teaching?


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