Grade K-12 students' reasons for using digital learning tools by level U.S. 2019

According to a 2019 survey, the leading reason elementary school students in the United States use digital learning tools is that they are fun, with 96 percent of respondents selecting this response. This enthusiasm appears to drop with age though: only 65 percent of middle school students and 59 percent of high school students agreed they are fun.

Leading reasons that K-12 students in the United States use digital learning tools in 2019, by level

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Release date

September 2019

Region

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 questions:
Grades 3-5: "Please say “yes” or “no” to the next questions about digital learning tools."
Grades 6-12: "The following questions are about digital learning tools. The questions are on a five-point scale; 5 means strongly agree and 1 means strongly disagree.."
Elementary school values include respondents who answered "yes", other values include respondents who answered "Strongly Agree" or "Agree".

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