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  1. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Students, Teachers, Parents and School Leaders “Speak Up” about Education & Technology Congressional Briefing Release of 2007 National Findings April 8, 2008
  2. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Speak Up is facilitated annually by Project Tomorrow (formerly known as NetDay) About Project Tomorrow: A national education nonprofit organization providing leadership, research and programming to support STEM education in America’s schools
  3. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings • Annual national research project – Online surveys – Open for all K-12 schools – Schools/districts get their own data for planning and budgeting • Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations – Students, Teachers, Parents and School Leaders • Inform policies & programs – Analysis and reporting – national reports – Services: custom reports, consulting with schools, Speak Up Your Way! • 5 years of empowering authentic voices – since 2003: – 1.1 million K-12 students – 74,000 teachers – 34,000 parents – 3,200 school leaders – 14,000 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia What is Speak Up? 1.2 million respondents
  4. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Thank you! Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard Our Speak Up 2007 National Release Congressional Sponsor
  5. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 We would like to recognize our Speak Up 2007 Sponsors:
  6. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 We would like to also acknowledge the support of our Speak Up 2007 National Champion Outreach Partners:
  7. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings a. Download music b. Play online games c. Go to TV show websites to “vote” d. Maintain a personal website (MySpace, Facebook, Xanga) e. Participate in Second Life Audience Response: How do you regularly use technology?
  8. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Welcomes Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow Al Berkeley, Pipeline Financial Group, Inc. Chris Rother, CDW-G Remarks Jessica Korf Office of Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard Release of National Julie Evans Findings Panel Discussion Students, teachers, administrators and parents Closing Mick Adkisson, SMART Technologies Q and A Julie Evans, Panelists and Audience Agenda
  9. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings How do we provide today’s students with 21st century learning opportunities? How do we create 21st century schools? How do we prepare students for jobs & careers of the future?
  10. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Alfred R. Berkeley III Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Pipeline Financial Group, Inc. and Pipeline Trading Systems LLC Board Member, Project Tomorrow Welcome from the Project Tomorrow Board
  11. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Christina V. Rother Group Vice President, Public Sector - CDW Government, Inc. Welcome from CDW-G
  12. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Jessica Korf Legislative Assistant, Office of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Remarks
  13. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Release of National Findings Speak Up 2007 for Students, Teachers, Parents & School Leaders “21st Century Students Deserve a 21st Century Education”
  14. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings  K-12 Students 319,223  Teachers 25,544  Parents (in English & Spanish) 19,726  School/District Administrators 3,263  Schools 3,729  Districts 867  States All 50 o Top 10: TX, CA, AZ, IL, AL, MD, NC, PA, FL, MI About Speak Up 2007 Schools: – 97% public, 3% private – 32% urban, 40% suburban, 29% rural – 43% Title 1 eligible – 29% majority-minority student population Speak Up 2007 Participation Overview
  15. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings a. 19,700 b. 22,500 c. 21,500 Audience Response: What is the total of Speak Up surveys submitted in Maryland? Speak Up Math Student Surveys = 19,500 Teacher, Parent & Administrator Surveys = 2,000
  16. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings  Learning & Teaching with Technology  Web 2.0 / Web 3.0 in Education  21st Century Skills  Science Instruction & Global Competitiveness  Emerging Technologies in the Classroom  Designing the 21st Century School This year’s survey question themes
  17. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Digital disconnect continues to exist  Between students and adults  Between advanced tech students and others  Between girls and boys Key finding:
  18. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Self Assessment of Tech Skills 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Parents Teachers Leaders Beginner Average Advanced Parents, Teachers, School Leaders: What kind of tech user are you?
  19. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings a. 6% b. 24% c. 70% Audience Response: What % of students grades 6-12 consider themselves “advanced tech users?”
  20. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Students' Self Assessment: Tech Skills Advanced Average Beginner What % of students grades 6-12 consider themselves “advanced tech users?” 70% 24% 6%
  21. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings The “Big 4” • Online and computer gaming • Download music • Communications – email, IM, Txt • Maintain a personal website Students: What do you do regularly with technology?
  22. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings a. Online and computer gaming b. Download music c. Communications – email, IM, Txt d. Maintain a personal website Audience Response: Which of the “Big 4” activities is #1 with students today?
  23. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings The “Big 4” • Online and computer gaming – Over 64% of students K-12 play • Download music – #1 with students in grades 6-12 • Communications – email, IM, Txt – Girls still lead in usage • Maintain a personal website – 40% of students grades 6-8 – 67% of students grades 9-12
  24. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Top 5 responses: 1. Writing assignments (74%) 2. Online research (72%) 3. Checking assignments/grades online (58%) 4. Creating slideshows, videos, webpages (57%) 5. Email or IM classmates about assignments (44%) Students: What do you do regularly with technology – for schoolwork?
  25. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings School leaders say: Enhances student achievement 84% Important to school mission 88% Value proposition of tech in today’s schools
  26. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings School leaders say: Enhances student achievement 84% Important to school mission 88% Parents say: Information about grades 62% Accelerates learning 54% More connected to school 52% Value proposition of tech in today’s schools
  27. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings So why? #1 use of technology by teachers: • Home work & practice Value proposition of tech in today’s schools
  28. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings So why? Student frustration with tech use at school is still so high – especially re: – Access – Rules – Usage Value proposition of tech in today’s schools
  29. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Top 4: • Filters block websites I need • Rules against using technology tools • Rules that prevent me from using my own tools • Teachers limit tech use Obstacles to student tech use at school
  30. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings • Use my own devices 63% • Increase my access 48% – Applications – Projects – Network • Provide tools 40% – Communications – Organization How could your school make it easier for you?
  31. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings • Mobile devices • Online learning • Gaming technologies Digital Disconnect: A new battleground Emerging technologies in education
  32. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Students' Access to Mobile Devices 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% CellPhone Laptop MP3 SP - PDA K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Using Mobile Devices for Learning
  33. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings • Communications • Collaborations • Creativity • Productivity How student want to use mobile devices to support learning
  34. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings • Communications – Email teachers, classmates – Access personal websites • Collaborations – Projects and calendars • Creativity – Create/share documents • Productivity – Research, downloads, ed games How student want to use mobile devices to support learning
  35. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Value proposition: – Engagement (52%) – Extends learning (43%) – Prepares for world of work (42%) Issues: – Digital equity – Lack of administrator support – Not convinced about benefits – Control issues Educator & parent views: Mobile devices in education
  36. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings High School Students’ Usage • 8% taken online class • 9% taken a class with an online component • 6% taken an online class outside of school Online learning and students
  37. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Online learning and students Is there interest in taking online classes? Yes! 33% of high school students 24% of middle school students 19% of students grades 3-5
  38. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings a. Take class not offered at my school b. Get extra help in a subject c. Earn college credit d. To work at my own pace e. To learn more about the subject Audience Response: What is the #1 reason middle school students want to take an online class?
  39. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Why Students Want to Take an Online Class 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Learn about a subject Class not offeredWork at own paceTo get extra help Scheduling College credit Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 What is the #1 reason middle school students want to take an online class?
  40. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Teachers: • 16% have taken an online class • 31% would like to for prof development • 33% explored for fit in classroom School Leaders • 1/3 have not incorporated any form • 45% say would do so “to engage students” • Why not? Funding Educators and online learning
  41. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings • Over 64% of students K-12 play • Average is 8 – 10 hours per week • Using a wide variety of devices – Cell phones – Computer games – Console video players – Handhelds – Web-based: single or multi user Gaming Technologies in Learning
  42. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings a. Cell phones b. Computer games c. Console video players d. Handhelds e. Web-based single user game f. Web-based multi-user game Audience Response: Girls are most likely to use which device for their gaming activities?
  43. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings a. Cell phones b. Computer games c. Console video players d. Handhelds e. Web-based single user game f. Web-based multi-user game Girls are most likely to use which device for their gaming activities?
  44. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings • Easier to understand difficult concepts 51% • More engaged in learning material 50% • Would learn more 46% • More interesting to practice problems 44% • Go beyond & try new things 37% • See results of my problem solving 35% • Direct my own learning 34% Student views – why include gaming in school?
  45. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings • 11% currently use some gaming tech in their classroom • 50% would be interested in learning more • Value proposition: – Increase student engagement (65%) – Address different learning styles (65%) – Student centered learning (47%) – Develop problem solving and critical thinking (40%) Teacher views – use of games in education
  46. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings What if you could design the ultimate school . . . . what technologies would have the greatest impact on your learning?
  47. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings a. Digital equipment for creating m/m projects b. Games and virtual simulations c. Personal laptops for each student d. Student access to email and IM at school e. Using devices like cellphones, MP3 players and PDAs f. Online classes Audience Response: What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
  48. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Students in Kindergarten thru 12th grade say the same thing every year: What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
  49. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Students in Kindergarten thru 12th grade say the same thing every year: “Give me a laptop for my personal use at school and at home” What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
  50. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Students create the ultimate school Other top vote getters: Access to online research tools 56% Using devices like cellphones, MP3 players and PDAs 53% Games and virtual simulations 53% Interactive white boards 52% Digital equipment for creating m/m projects 52% Student access to email and IM at school 46% Unlimited student access to Internet 46% Career technical education classes 46% Online classes 43% Handheld student response systems 40%
  51. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Yes: School Principals 66% District Administrators 48% Teachers 47% Parents 43% Is your school doing a good job preparing you/your students/your child for future jobs?
  52. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Yes: School Principals 66% District Administrators 48% Teachers 47% Parents 43% Advanced tech students 23% Is your school doing a good job preparing you/your students/your child for future jobs?
  53. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Ron Beazer Paul R. Caputo Yvette Goslee Jandelyn Plane Janet Purcell Introducing our Educator & Parent Panelists:
  54. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Kliffi Blackstone Jonathan Blake Paul M. Caputo Beth Chapolini Angel Plane Introducing our Student Panelists:
  55. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings • Visit www.tomorrow.org – Reports – Webinars – new series for 2008 – Podcasts – Speak Up Blog – Facebook More Speak Up?
  56. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings • Speak Up 100 Schools Announcement • New reports: – Science data findings – School leaders • Customized reports and consulting services • Conference presentations • Speak Up 2008 What’s Next?
  57. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Mick Adkisson Manager, Education Advocacy SMART Technologies Closing Remarks
  58. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Julie Evans Expert Panelists Today’s Briefing Participants Closing Remarks – Q&A
  59. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: Release of National Findings Thank you for your participation in today’s Briefing. If you have any questions, please contact us: Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2008. 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.

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