Grade 6-12 teachers' use of digital learning tools for teaching by subject U.S. 2019

In a 2019 survey, 23 percent of grade 6-12 students reported that their teacher spent all of the class using digital learning technologies to teach in science, math, and history/social studies. All of these were significantly below computer science/information technology though, with 60 percent of surveyed students stating that they were taught using digital learning tools for the entire class.

Note the time teachers spend teaching a subject with digital tools was differentiated in the survey from the time students spent learning with digital learning tools. For almost all subjects, the time spent learning with digital tools was lower than the time spent teaching.

Usage of digital learning tools by grade 6-12 teachers for teaching in the United States in 2019, by subject

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Release date

September 2019


United States

Survey time period

January 29 to March 25, 2019

Number of respondents

2,696 respondents

Special properties

teachers, principals, district administrators, and students at K-12 public schools

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Total survey respondents: 3,210 teachers, 1,163 principals, 1,219 district administrators and 2,696 students. Only students in grades 3-12 were surveyed.
The survey uses a broad definition of digital learning tools, including websites, apps, online tutorials, online games and videos or programs used to teach and support student learning and schoolwork.
Original question: "On a typical school day, how much class time does your teacher spend using digital learning tools to teach the following classes? (All of class, About half of class, Less than half of class, No class time at all.)"

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