Learning Curve

1980: Personal Computers.

Marketplace Contributor May 14, 2014

Teaching pioneer life on the Oregon Trail would never be the same. The trials and tribulations of the settlers were explained in one of the first educational video games, and so began the digital land grab in the classroom. At the beginning it was one computer to nearly 100 students.  

As of 2008 that was down to 3 to 1.  How up to date are these computers?  A 2012 survey found 91 percent of teachers say they had access to computers in their classroom, but only 22 percent said they had the right level of technology.  Two-thirds said their school’s budget was the biggest stumbling block towards getting modern tech in the classroom.  

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