Blended learning classrooms, where students can fluidly use technology as learning tools, may encourage more interest in science and math subjects, too. In the survey, 20 percent of students in classrooms without much technology expressed a strong interest in STEM careers, whereas 27 percent of their counterparts in more student-directed and technology focused classrooms reported interest in the subjects. This indicates that the way kids learn seems to influence what they’re interested in pursuing. This recent survey clearly points to a disconnect between students’ interest in how they want to learn, and their lack of access to these tools in schools.
Teachers don’t use technology themselves and that is part of the problem. Censoring internet in schools is another problem. There is a fundamental distrust of students and the natural human desire to learn, and schools assume students will be bored and disinterested.