94.2% of Canadian Teachers Prefer Google - Poll

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In a survey of Canadian School teachers conducted June 11-26, 2009, 94.2% reported Google as their primary search engine according to education publisher Classroom Ready Inc.

Bing is the latest and one day may be the greatest search engine, but 94.2% of Canadian school teachers prefer Google over all other search engines, according to a recent survey commissioned by education publisher Classroom Ready Inc. Canadian teachers were asked which search engine they use when looking for education or teaching materials. Over 94% of the teachers in the survey chose Google as their favourite search engine while 4.1% picked Yahoo.

The survey of 1006 Canadian kindergarten to grade 12 teachers was conducted online from June 11 - 26, 2009. Some other observations:

  •     41.2% of Canadian Teachers use social networking sites like Facebook, Linkedin, or Myspace.
  •     42.1% are registered on specialty education websites, and 8.3% participate in blogs or forums on these sites.
  •     46% of Canadian Teachers read education periodicals or magazines and almost 88% of these read them in the traditional magazine format, not online.

Recent advances in search engine technology have Canadian teachers looking more frequently online for resources. When asked to list their "primary" sources for teaching/education materials, 79.7% of the teachers surveyed chose Online/Internet. Although Google has almost 78.5% of the global market share, teachers in Canada are almost unanimous with their choice.

The survey is accurate +/- 3.4%, 19 times out of 20.

For more information on the news that is the subject of this release (or for a sample copy or demo) contact John Doble at 450-661-6711. Details of this survey are available on Classroom Ready's website at http://www.classroomready.com

About Classroom Ready Inc.
Classroom Ready Inc is an education publishing company specializing in current events lesson plans for Elementary and High Schools. Dave Doble, one of the founders of Classroom Ready Inc, is a professional teacher residing in Surrey, B.C. Mr. Doble graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Victoria.


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