In this post, we continue digesting the input from the 85 Anabaptist educators who filled out our survey. For Part 1 of the results, which includes demographic profiles of respondents and the types of curricula and resources their schools make available, go here.
We asked respondents to rate the value of a number of digital tools in their educational work. They could choose from “Don’t use,” “Helps a little,” “Very useful,” and “Indispensable.” In the chart below, we have converted these responses to numbers 0-3 and taken the average ranking for each tool. The chart represents the overall likelihood that a respondent finds a tool valuable.
The pie charts (inset) show a slightly different metric: which respondents felt that a technology was crucial. Here, Office is even stronger. Google's free suite of apps has not convinced schools to move away from Microsoft's desktop programs. Microsoft's generous offers for schools no doubt helps.
Perhaps surprisingly, these educators valued blogs more than Pinterest. Perhaps this reflects the fact that the survey was conducted on The Dock, not Pinterest, so our audience was skewed.
This question was wide open, and the responses were fascinating. Educators named or described 87 different resources. Many items were nominated by more than one respondent. These are indicated with a number in parentheses.
The results below are not sorted by school subject, but they are categorized by the type of resource. Educators recommended an inspiring number of books and a surprising number of websites and apps. Several respondents noted the value of interacting with other educators, both formally and informally.
Click on a category to view its resources.
Which resources would you add?
CONTRIBUTOR: Lucas HiltySERIES: 2018 Survey Results All items in the series: