The survey results are in. I gave each student receiving my math instruction a survey as to what technology they had at home to make flipping my classroom reasonable.
They were asked three questions:
- Do you have access to a computer at home to do school-related work?
- Do you have access to the internet through a computer, a smartphone, iPod Touch, KindleFire, or iPad, etc. to work on school-related assignments?
- (If you answered "yes" to one or both #1 and #2) Are you able to access a computer--whether with or without internet-- from home for up to 20-minutes on any given night?
The results showed the following:
- 94% of the students surveyed have access to enough technology at home to make flipping a classroom and viewing videos at home a very reasonable reality.
- 90% of the students have ALL access -- meaning they not only have a computer, but also internet accessability.
- 2% of students (1 student) have stand-alone computer capability without access to the internet.
- 2% of students (1 student) have a computer but do not have access to it for up to 20 minutes a night.
- 3% of students (2 students) have NO access to any digital device at home.
- 3% of students (2 students) living in divorced situations have access in one home, but not in the other.
Certainly the results indicate that I need to plan for the 2 to 4 kids (6%) that have no ability or limited ability to view the videos. But the results also indicate that flipping my classroom is a "Go!"