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This deck was presented by Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow. It outlines key findings from the Speak Up 2009 trends report and from interviews with innovative educators who are leveraging......

This deck was presented by Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow. It outlines key findings from the Speak Up 2009 trends report and from interviews with innovative educators who are leveraging mobile devices for learning. Stories from these cutting-edge education leaders illustrate emerging trends, implementation considerations and strategies for launching mobile learning initiatives.

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  • 1. © Project Tomorrow 2010 K-12 Students, Parents & Educators Speak Up about Mobile Learning New research from Project Tomorrow Speak Up 2009 National Findings Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [email_address]
  • 2. New report released this fall: © Project Tomorrow 2010 Learning in the 21st Century: Taking it Mobile!
  • 3. © Project Tomorrow 2010 A big thank you to:
  • 4. Today ’ s Discussion: The Big Questions
    • What are the expectations of today’s students for the use of mobile devices within education?
    • How does this student vision compare with the educators’ vision ?
    • What challenges or obstacles do educators face in implementing these technologies? What are the benefits?
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 5. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Today’s Agenda:
    • What is Speak Up?
    • Selected Data Findings
    • Panel Discussion with our Experts
    • Conversation Time
    Speak Up Research Project: Views of Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators & Pre-Service Teachers
  • 6. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Introducing our Expert Panel Kyle Menchhofer Technology Coordinator St. Marys City Schools, St. Marys, OH  Tim Wilson Chief Technology Officer ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools, Twin Cities, MN Catherine Wyman Program Director of Technology Xavier College Preparatory School, Phoenix, AZ
  • 7.
    • Annual national research project
      • Online surveys + focus groups
      • Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education
      • Institutions receive free report with their own data
    • Collect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations
      • K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators
      • Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of Education
    • Inform policies & programs
      • Analysis and reporting
      • Services to help transform teaching and learning
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Speak Up National Research Project
  • 8.
    • Empowering authentic voices – since 2003:
      • 1.9 million K-12 students
      • 180,000 teachers and librarians
      • 124,000 parents
      • 15,500 school and district leaders
      • 30,000 K-12 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia, int ’ l schools . . .
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Speak Up National Research Project 2.2 million respondents
  • 9.
    • Speak Up is facilitated annually
    • by Project Tomorrow
    • (formerly known as NetDay)
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org) is the leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education.
  • 10.
      • Learning & Teaching with Technology
      • 21 st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship
      • Science and Math Instruction
      • Career Interests in STEM and Teaching
      • Professional Development / Teacher Preparation
      • Internet Safety
      • Administrators’ Challenges
      • Emerging Technologies in the Classroom
        • Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content
        • Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications
      • Designing the 21st Century School
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Speak Up survey question themes
  • 11.
    • K-12 Students 299,677
    • Teachers 38,642
    • Parents (in English & Spanish) 26,312
    • School/District Administrators 3,947
    • Schools / Districts 5,757 / 1,215
    • Pre-Service Teachers 1,987
    • Schools of Education 71
    • Participating States = all 50 states
      • Top 12 (# of participants):
      • TX, AZ, AL, CA, FL, MD, PA, NC, AR, MO, NY, IL
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 National Speak Up 2009 Participation: 370,565
  • 12.
      • About our K-12 Schools:
          • 97% public, 3% private
          • 38% urban, 31% suburban, 32% rural
          • 54% Title 1 eligible – indicating community poverty
          • 42% majority-minority student population
      • About our Schools of Education/Aspiring Teachers
          • 89% four year public institutions
          • 2/3 undergraduates; 1/3 graduate students
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 National Speak Up 2009 Participation: 370,565
  • 13.
    • Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
    • Speak Up 2009 National Findings: K-12 Students & Parents
    • Unleashing the Future:
    • Educators Speak Up about the Use of Emerging Technologies for Learning
    • Speak Up 2009 National Findings: Teachers, Aspiring Teachers & Administrators
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Release of two national reports March 16 and May 5, 2010 Both are available at www.tomorrow.org
  • 14. © Project Tomorrow 2010 National Speak Up 2010 Participation: 379,355 Release of national findings: Student & Parent Data: April 1 Educator Data: early May Stay tuned to all Speak Up announcements: www.tomorrow.org SpeakUpEd – Twitter and Facebook
  • 15. Key Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2010
    • Students function as a “ Digital Advance Team ”
    • Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging technologies for learning
    • Students’ frustrations with the unsophisticated use of technologies within education
    • Lack of relevancy in education exacerbated
    • Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 16. © Project Tomorrow 2010 What can the Speak Up findings tell us about the future of learning?
  • 17.
    • Increasingly, students’ aspirations around the use of emerging technologies within education is a reflection of their desired vision for learning in general.
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 What can the Speak Up data tell us about the future of learning?
  • 18. Result: A new uniquely “student vision” for leveraging emerging technologies to drive achievement and educational productivity © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 19. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
    • Three Essential Elements in the Student Vision
      • Social–based learning
      • Digitally–rich learning
      • Un–tethered learning
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 20. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
    • Three Essential Elements
      • Social–based
      • learning
      • Students want to leverage emerging communications and collaboration tools to create personal networks of experts
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 21. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
    • Three Essential Elements
      • Digitally–rich
      • learning
        • Students see the use of relevancy-based digital tools, content and resources as key to education productivity
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 22. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
    • Three Essential Elements
      • Un–tethered
      • learning
        • Students envision technology-enabled learning that transcends classroom walls
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 23.
    • Three Essential Elements of the Student Vision =
    • Mobile Learning
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 24. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Learning in the 21st Century: Taking it Mobile! A special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc. http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/MobileLearningReport_2010.html
  • 25. Taking It Mobile! Report Methodology © Project Tomorrow 2010
    • Analysis of Speak Up 2009 Data
      • 370,000 K-12 students, teachers, administrators and parents
    • Profiling of current mobile learning users
    • Interviews with educators and students
    • Focus on activities, attitudes and aspirations
  • 26. Taking It Mobile! Report Methodology © Project Tomorrow 2010 Interviews with educators and students Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix AZ Paradise Valley Unified School District, Phoenix AZ St Marys School District, St Marys OH Jamestown Elementary School, Arlington VA Osseo Area Schools, Maple Grove MN Onslow County School District, Jacksonville NC
  • 27. © Project Tomorrow 2010 K-12 students have a lot of personal devices that they would like to use for schoolwork
  • 28.
    • Students face obstacles using technology at school
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
    • Top responses from students:
    • I cannot use my mobile device (56%)
    • School filters and firewalls block websites I need (53%)
    • Teachers limit our technology use (37%)
    • Too many rules! (30%)
        • Cannot access my communications tools
        • Rules that limit use of my school’s technology
  • 29.
    • How schools could make it easier to use technology – the student point of view
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
    • Students say:
    • Let me use my own mobile device (60%)
    • Let me use my own laptop (47%)
    • Access my school projects from any computer – home or at school (47%)
    • Give me unlimited Internet access on campus (43%)
    • I want to access my social networking site and communications tools (36%)
    • Give us more electrical outlets (28%)
  • 30.
    • How schools could make it easier to use technology – the student point of view
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 31. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Audience response Students: How would using mobile devices at school help you with your schoolwork? Besides communications and research, what do students say?
  • 32. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Audience response Besides communications and research, how do students say that using “mobile devices” in school will help them with schoolwork?
    • Choose top response:
    • Access social networking site
    • Access online textbooks
    • Learn about school activities
    • Share documents, videos and podcasts
    • Receive reminders and alerts
    • Take videos of class presentations or labs to review later
  • 33. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Besides communications and research, how do students say that using “mobile devices” in school will help them with schoolwork? Access social networking site 35% Access online textbooks 44% Learn about school activities 41% Share documents, videos and podcasts 36% Receive reminders and alerts 55% Take videos of class presentations or labs 39%
  • 34. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Student Value Proposition for Mobile Learning?
  • 35. What is the value proposition for technology in education? The Educators’ Perspective © Project Tomorrow 2010 Unleashing the Future: Educators Speak Up about the Use of Emerging Technologies for Learning
  • 36. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Audience response Who do you think is most “bullish” on the importance of effective use of technology for student success? (Besides students!)
  • 37. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Audience response Who do you think is most “bullish” on the importance of effective use of technology for student success? (Besides students!) Parents District administrators School principals Teachers
  • 38. What is the value proposition for technology in education? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 39. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Introducing the “ Mobile Learning Explorer” A new cohort of educators are pushing the envelope for mobile learning. . . . The Educator Perspective
  • 40. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Introducing the “Mobile Learning Explorer”
    • 2X as likely as other educators to have a smart phone; 4X as likely to have a netbook
    • Technology is extremely important to student success: 100% agree!
    • Administrators see value of mobile devices as part of their ultimate school
    • Teachers currently using mobile devices within instruction
  • 41. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Introducing the “Mobile Learning Explorer”
  • 42. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Introducing the “Mobile Learning Explorer”
  • 43. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Introducing the “Mobile Learning Explorer”
  • 44. The parent perspective: value on mobile learning © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 45. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Imagine you are designing the ultimate school. Which technology tools and services would have the greatest positive impact on learning?
  • 46. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Imagine you are designing the ultimate school. Which technology tools and services would have the greatest positive impact on learning? Are we all on the same page?
  • 47. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
    • Three Essential Elements in the Student Vision
      • Social–based learning
      • Digitally–rich learning
      • Un–tethered learning
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 48. The Ultimate School: Are we on the same page? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 49. The Ultimate School: Are we on the same page? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 50. The Ultimate School: Are we on the same page? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 51. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Learning in the 21st Century: Taking it Mobile! A special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc. http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/MobileLearningReport_2010.html
  • 52. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Introducing our Expert Panel Kyle Menchhofer Technology Coordinator St. Marys City Schools, St. Marys, OH  Tim Wilson Chief Technology Officer ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools, Twin Cities, MN Catherine Wyman Program Director of Technology Xavier College Preparatory School, Phoenix, AZ
  • 53. Leveraging a unique asset – the ideas of your students! © Project Tomorrow 2010
    • 82% of students would like to be more
    • involved and share their ideas
    • Give input through Speak Up
    • Have class discussions
    • Share ideas online with other students
    • Be part of a club that researches problems & presents ideas
    • Be part of a student advisory group for the principal
    • Set up a blog and wiki to share ideas
    • Make presentations to the school board
  • 54.
    • National Speak Up Findings 2003 – 2009
    • Additional data analysis
    • Presentations, podcasts and webinars
    • Reports and white papers
    • Information about other services
    • Speak Up 2010 Findings: April 1
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  • 55. © Project Tomorrow 2010 A big thank you to:
  • 56. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [email_address] 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2010. This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.