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Data-Driven Instruction: Top Trend in K-12 ­se of Ed-Tech, Teachers Say

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Data is playing an increasing role in educators' decisions about instruction and intervention, according to the recent Kahoot! EdTrends Report for Educators, based on a survey of 1,516 teachers. Three out of four teachers this year say data-driven instruction is the top trend in how education technology is impacting their schools. By comparison, only 28% named data usage as a trend last year. Other trends include using education technology to promote creativity in learning and to enable personalized learning, according to the study.

The percentage of teachers saying gamification is used in the class or district jumped from 18% in 2017 to 25% in 2018. Asked about other significant education technology trends, 32% of respondents cited computational thinking, coding, and robotics, and 12% cited virtual and augmented reality.

In the future, more emphasis is expected on students' ability to share ideas with teachers using technology, an important aspect for developing 21st-century skills.

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