To help understand how networked technologies are impacting teachers and their teaching practices, in 2015 MediaSmarts partnered with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation to survey 4,043 K-12 teachers and school administrators who were teaching in classroom settings across the country. The survey explored the extent to which networked technologies are available in the classroom, the ways teachers are using networked technologies to support learning, the knowledge and skills teachers have developed to make the most of networked technologies as learning tools and creative uses of networked technologies for learning activities.
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Connected to Learn: Teachers’ Experiences with Networked Technologies in the Classroom Infographic
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About Young Canadians in a Wired World
Initiated in 2000 by MediaSmarts, Young Canadians in a Wired World (YCWW) is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging study of children’s and teens’ Internet use in Canada. Phase I and Phase II of this ongoing research project – which tracks and investigates the behaviours, attitudes and opinions of Canadian children and youth with respect to their use of the Internet – were conducted in 2001 and 2005. In 2011, MediaSmarts launched Phase III of the YCWW study with qualitative research comprising interviews with teachers from across Canada and focus groups with children and youth and parents, followed by a national classroom survey in 2013.
Young Canadians in a Wired World - Phase III
- Trends and Recommendations - Infographic
- Encountering Racist and Sexist Content Online - Infographic
- Sexuality and Romantic Relationships in the Digital Age - Infographic
- Experts or Amateurs? Gauging Young Canadians’ Digital Literacy Skills - Infographic
- Cyberbullying: Dealing with Online Meanness, Cruelty and Threats - Infographic
- Online Privacy, Online Publicity - Infographic
- Life Online - Infographic