A new report put out by LearnPlatform shows that more modern educational technology tools have been accessed by students and teachers during the 2021-2022 school year, as well as showcases which are the most popular.
According to the report, entitled EdTech Top 40, over 143 different unique online tools were used by K-12 students, while 148 different tools were used by teachers during the school year.
“These numbers should prompt district leaders to ask not just what edtech is being used in their schools or how often it’s getting used, but also whether it is safe, equitable, and positively impacting learning,” said Karl Rectanus, CEO and founder of LearnPlatform.
“With tech-enabled learning here to stay, understanding which tools are both effective and safe will not only improve teaching and learning, but help budget decisions as districts face a fiscal cliff as stimulus dollars are spent, too,” said Rectanus.
The report also found that the most used tool by students and teachers was Google Suite, which includes apps such as Google Docs, Slides, and Drive. The most used non-Google app was found to be Kahoot.
Other tools that have gone up in usage by students and teachers have been the following school applications:
- PhET Interactive Math and Science Simulations; and
- Math Playground.
All of the data that was used to calculate these ranking was obtained by LearnPlatform with over “56 billion data points, including usage data from 3,267,499 individual students and educators combined,” according to the press release.