Deployment of Tablets/Mobile Devices in K-12 Schools 2017 provides information on the penetration in U.S. K-12 schools of educational tablets, e-readers and smartphones and the extent of the use of mobile devices in education. Additionally, data is provided on what tablet brands are most popular.
Deployment of Tablets/Mobile Devices in K-12 Schools 2017 is the second in a series of reports providing information on the K-12 education market, specifically how K-12 schools are supplementing traditional instructional materials in classrooms with growing implementations of technology.
The report also looks at what sources schools tap for technology purchases, with district/local funds being the most frequently cited source. Additionally, the report provides information on whether schools expect to increase technology spending and how that increase impacts funding available for instructional materials spending.
This report, and the other three in the 2017 publication series on technology in K-12 education (Deployment of Display Devices in K-12 Schools 2017, Deployment of Laptop/Desktop Computing Devices in K-12 Schools 2017, and the summative report K-12 Deployment Patterns and Purchasing Plans for Computing/Display Devices 2017), are based on a survey of educators during the 2016-2017 school year. Those educators included superintendents, district technology coordinators, district curriculum directors, principals and school technology coordinators. All survey responses were cross-tabulated by job title, grade level, school type, region, and other variables in order to present a comprehensive portrait of the various pockets within the overall technology market in K-12 schools in the 2016-17 school year.
Table 1: National Survey of K-12 Technology Usage Survey Sample Matrix by Job Title
Table 2: National Survey of K-12 Technology Usage Survey Sample Matrix by Grade Level
Table 3: Profile of Computing Devices in K-12, 2013-2014, 2014-2015
Results: Ratio Of Students To Computing Devices
Table 4: 2016-2017 Overall Ratio of Students to Computing Devices
Table 5: 2016-2017 Ratio of Students to Computing Devices, as reported by Survey Subgroup
Table 6: Time Frame for Reaching the 1:1 Computing Goal
Results: Inventory Of Tablets & Other Mobile Devices
Table 7: Average Numberof Tablets/Mobile Devices by Category, District Responses
Table 8: Estimated Installed Base of Mobile Devices by Type
Results: Tablet Brands In K-12
Table 9: Most Popular Tablet Brands in K-12
Table 10: Tablet Brands Educators Plan to Buy
Results: Pros & Cons Of Mobile Devices
Table 11: Obstacles Associated with Use of Mobile Devices
Results: Time Students Spend Using Devices
Table 12: Time Students Spend Using Computing Devices
Results: Schedule For Acquiring New Devices
Table 13: Schedule for Replacing/Acquiring Devices
Results: Sources Of Technology Funding
Table 14: Funding Used to Purchase Classroom Technology
Results: Technology Spending Trend
Table 15: Technology Spending Changes, 2016-2017 School Year
Results: Effect Of Technology Spending On Instructional Materials
Table 16: Subgroups Most and Least Likely to Divert Funds for Technology