New Zealand’s first ever State of Technology in Education Report paints an accurate picture of how technology is really being used in schools across the country, focusing on key topics within the education agenda including budgets, staff training and the future of technology.

Use of edtech

97% of respondents agree that technology is a necessary part of everyday life, so it should be reflected in lessons.

Barriers to success

33% of those that have access to technology but choose not to use it in their lesson delivery, do so because they don’t have the time to learn how to get the most out of it.

Budgets

32% of respondents suggested that budgetary constraints will make it difficult for their school to realise its strategic objectives over the coming year.

What educators are saying

“I think we all need to remember that schools must provide professional support for teachers so that their management, pedagogy and content knowledge supports students’ learning and abilities.”

Principal, Public Primary School, North Island
“[Education technology] can’t replace teacher – pupil relationships but it can be a powerful collaborative teaching and learning tool.”
Assistant / Deputy Principal, Public Primary School, North Island
“Whatever the school buys, they must include professional development funding in the budget.”
Principal, Public Primary School, North Island

Download the State of Technology in Education report 2020