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Deployment of Tablets/Mobile Devices in K-12 Schools 2017

Deployment of Tablets/Mobile Devices in K-12 Schools 2017 provides data on mobile devices in education, with a particular focus on what educational tablets are most popular, and information on what funding sources are tapped to make technology purchases. The data comes from a large-scale survey of K-12 educators that is part of Simba Information’s ongoing research on the K-12 education market.


  • Methodology
    • Table National Survey of K-12 Technology Usage Survey Sample Matrix by Job Title
    • Table National Survey of K-12 Technology Usage Survey Sample Matrix by Grade Level
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
    • Table Profile of Computing Devices in K-12, 2013-2014, 2014-2015
  • Results: Ratio of Students to Computing Devices
    • Table 2016-2017 Overall Ratio of Students to Computing Devices
    • Table 2016-2017 Ratio of Students to Computing Devices, as reported by Survey Subgroup
    • Table Time Frame for Reaching the 1:1 Computing Goal
  • Results: Inventory of Tablets & Other Mobile Devices
    • Table Average Number of Tablets/Mobile Devices by Category, District Responses
    • Table Estimated Installed Base of Mobile Devices by Type
  • Results: Tablet Brands in K-12
    • Table Most Popular Tablet Brands in K-12
    • Table Tablet Brands Educators Plan to Buy
  • Results: Pros & Cons of Mobile Devices
    • Table Obstacles Associated with Use of Mobile Devices
  • Results: Time Students Spend Using Devices
    • Table Time Students Spend Using Computing Devices
  • Results: Schedule for Acquiring New Devices
    • Table Schedule for Replacing/Acquiring Devices
  • Results: Sources of Technology Funding
    • Table Funding Used to Purchase Classroom Technology
  • Results: Technology Spending Trend
    • Table Technology Spending Changes, 2016-2017 School Year
  • Results: Effect of Technology Spending on Instructional Materials
    • Table Subgroups Most and Least Likely to Divert Funds for Technology
  • Summary
  • Appendix

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