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  • Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO September 30, 2013 Speak Up 2012 Data Results Planning for Speak Up 2013 Alabama Speaks Up!
  •  What are some realities about ed tech in our schools today – from the perspective of Alabama students, parents, teachers & administrators?  Do we have a shared vision for digital learning?  What are the big trends to watch?  How can your district participate in Speak Up 2013? Today’s discussion – the big questions: © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  •  What are some realities about ed tech in our schools today – from the perspective of Alabama students, parents, teachers & administrators?  Do we have a shared vision for digital learning?  What are the big trends to watch?  How can your district participate in Speak Up 2013? Today’s discussion – the big questions: © 2013 Project Tomorrow Use the 2012 data to demonstrate value of participation
  • ProjectTomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization Programs: • Research & evaluation studies • School and community programs • Events for students Mission: To ensure that today’s students are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world. © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 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 of findings and trends  Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning Speak Up National Research Project + 3 million surveys since 2003 © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  •  Learning &Teaching withTechnology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development /Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  EmergingTechnologies both in & out of the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks  Educational Games, Social Media tools and applications  Flipped Classroom, Print to Digital, Online Assessments  Designing the 21st Century School Speak Up survey question themes © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  •  Learning &Teaching withTechnology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development /Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  EmergingTechnologies both in & out of the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks  Educational Games, Social Media tools and applications  Flipped Classroom, Print to Digital, Online Assessments  Designing the 21st Century School Speak Up survey question themes Activities Value Propositions Aspirations © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Why participate in Speak Up? .  Power of local data  Use data as input for planning  To justify budget and purchasing decisions  Inform new initiatives – as an evaluation tool  As a tool to engage parents  Demonstrate interest in students’ ideas  Use for grant writing and fund development  Content for professional development  As a competitive tool  And more . . . . . . . (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  •  K-12 Students 364,233  Teachers & Librarians 56,346  Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,713  School/District Administrators 6,011  About the participating schools & districts o 8,020 schools and 2,431 districts o 30% urban / 43% rural / 27% suburban o All 50 states + DC  Honor Roll of States with highest participation: TX, CA, OH, IN, AL, NC, WI, AZ, FL, PA National Speak Up 2012 Participation: 466,303 © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • K-12 Students 27,561 Teachers & Librarians 3,836 Parents 2,369 School/District Administrators 287 Alabama Speaks Up! 34,053 Online Surveys Submitted © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Bravo! © 2013 Project Tomorrow  Shelby County School District  Madison County School District  Lee County Schools  Coffee County School District  Gadsen City School District  Chilton County School District  Decatur City School District  Calhoun County School District  Satsuma City School District  Mountain Brook School District  Salem Community Schools  Piedmont City Schools
  • Bravo! © 2013 Project Tomorrow  Shelby County School District = #2  Madison County School District = #5  Lee County Schools  Coffee County School District  Gadsen City School District  Chilton County School District  Decatur City School District  Calhoun County School District  Satsuma City School District  Mountain Brook School District  Salem Community Schools  Piedmont City Schools
  • © 2013 Project Tomorrow Speak Up 2012 National Reports
  • Digital Conversion K-12 Digital Learner Personalized Learning
  • (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Digital Conversion A shift in what we do, but also our attitudes and values
  • (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Digital Conversion Why the new momentum in K-12 education?
  • (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Why the new momentum for digital conversions in K-12 education? 1. Common Core State Standards 2. Educators’ personal use of digital tools 3. Sustained budget stress 4. Emergence of the new digital parent 5. Employers’ demands for better skilled employees 6. New student expectations for learning processes
  • What can the Speak Up findings tell us about the future of learning? © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  •  Students function as a “Digital AdvanceTeam”  Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging technologies for learning  Students’ frustrations focus on the unsophisticated use of technologies within education  Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults  Exacerbation of lack of relevancy in current education  Students want a more personalized learning environment Speak Up National Findings: 2003 - 2012 © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • The New Student Vision for Learning Personalized Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Personalizing learning through digital tools 8 things you need to know about ed tech in Alabama (with some bonus data!) © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Your assignment:  Debunk myths  Uncover hidden digital divides  Evaluate your vision  Do you have a shared vision of the future?  How can the Speak Up data help you? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Be a Speak Up Analyst!
  • © 2013 Project Tomorrow 1. Alabama students are using social media tools to connect, collaborate and create Texting: 71% of Gr 9-12, 66% of Gr 6-8 (nat’l growth of 44% since 2008) Twitter: 4 out of 10 students in Gr 9 -12 (only 1/3 nationally) Videos: 32% of students in Gr 6-8 (nat’l - only 15% in 2007)
  • © 2013 Project Tomorrow Massively multi-player online games (MMOG) ¼ of students in Gr 6-8 Facebook 53% of students in Gr 9-12 (nat’l decrease of 21% since 2007) 1. Alabama students are using social media tools to connect, collaborate and create
  • © 2013 Project Tomorrow Bonus: Alabama parents, teachers and administrators are using social media, also! Social MediaTools Parents Teachers Principals Texting 88% 82% 91% Twitter 17% 17% 26% YouTube 17% 15% 16% Games 3% 3% 3% Facebook 59% 56% 48% Skype 37% 43% 52%
  • 21% 16% 25% 16% 47% 45% 48% 40% 59% 66% 52% 45% 58% 79% 44% 37% Cell Phone Smartphone Tablet Digital Reader K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 © 2013 Project Tomorrow 2. Alabama students are multi-mobilists
  • © 2013 Project Tomorrow “My home internet access is through a mobile, 3G/4G device” Grade 6-8 57% Grade 9-12 68%  Weekly Internet access for homework? 66% of Alabama high school students Perspectives on out of school Internet access is changing – even in Alabama 2. Alabama students are multi-mobilists
  • Growth in mobile device access by parents 5% 49% 32% 73% 90% 35% 2008 2012 Tablets Smartphones Cellphones © 2013 Project Tomorrow 3. Changing views on mobile learning
  • The mobilist parents – are you ready for them? Nat’l Alabama Smartphones 73% 78% Tablets 49% 48% Digital readers 37% 39% 44% of Alabama parents want their school or child’s teacher to communicate with them via text message (37% nationwide) 3. Changing views on mobile learning © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 48% 50% 50% 57% 60% 57% 55% 52% 77% 53% 63% 64% 48% 84% 59% Personalizes learning Increases student engagement Improves school to home communications Provides way for students to review materials anytime Extends learning beyond school day Principals Teachers Parents Bonus: Benefits of mobile devices for schoolwork
  • New Speak Up Question on the 2012 survey: Parents: What if there were two classes – one allowed use of student owned devices and one did not . . . . How likely is it that you would want your child in the class that allowed the devices? 4. The BYOD story © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • New Speak Up Question: How likely is it that you would want your child in the class that allowed the devices? Result: 75% of Alabama parents said it was likely – they want their child in that “mobile using class” (51% said very likely!) © 2013 Project Tomorrow 4. The BYOD story
  • Bonus: The BYOD/BYOT trend – what a difference a year makes! Policy/Position Admin 2011 Admin 2012 Do not allow 52% 37% Discretion of building principal 16% 21% Discretion of teacher 21% 32% We provide devices 13% 18% Evaluating BYOD/T 19% 28% BYOD/T in place 17% 30% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Students’ Philosophy: it just makes sense to use different devices for different tasks Create a presentation? Communicate w/peers & teacher? Read a book or article? Take notes in class? © 2013 Project Tomorrow 5. Alabama students are tech trendsetters
  • Students’ Philosophy: it just makes sense to use different devices for different tasks © 2013 Project Tomorrow 5. Alabama students are tech trendsetters Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Create a presentation Laptop Laptop Communicate with classmates & teachers Smartphone Smartphone Read a book or article Digital reader Tablet Take notes in class Tablet Laptop
  • © 2013 Project Tomorrow Obstacles, barriers, challenges How has this changed in the past ten years? From 2003 to 2012 ….. 6. Today’s students still face obstacles using technology at school for learning
  • Top obstacles in 2003 1. Internet too slow 2. Filters & firewalls 3. Not enough computers 4. Computers are old 5. Software is old © 2013 Project Tomorrow Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Obstacles to using tech @ school
  • Top obstacles in 2003 1. Internet too slow 2. Filters & firewalls 3. Not enough computers 4. Computers are old 5. Software is old Top obstacles in 2012 1. Filters & firewalls 2. Cannot access my social media 3. Cannot use my mobile 4. Too many rules! 5. Cannot use texting © 2013 Project Tomorrow Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Obstacles to using tech @ school
  • Top obstacles in 2003 1. Internet too slow 2. Filters & firewalls 3. Not enough computers 4. Computers are old 5. Software is old Top obstacles in 2012 1. Filters & firewalls 2. Cannot access my social media 3. Cannot use my mobile 4. Too many rules! 5. Cannot use texting © 2013 Project Tomorrow Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Obstacles to using tech @ school Access to school tools! Access to my tools!
  • Alabama parents say: Not enough computers for every child to use 46% Tech use is too teacher dependent 27% Class or school info on portal is not updated 27% © 2013 Project Tomorrow Bonus: Alabama parents have concerns about tech use at their child’s school also!
  • I have taken an online class: Nat’l AL For work or job training 43% 47% For an academic/college program 29% 32% To learn new skills 22% 20% To explore a hobby 13% 13% For traffic school 7% 2% 22% of parents who have not taken an online class would like to! Parents have first hand experiences with online learning 8. Online learning for all © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • A “must have” for the ultimate school: Nat’l Alabama Students Gr 9-12 46% 45% Students Gr 6-8 41% 43% Students Gr 3-5 38% 27% Parents 36% 39% Students and parents want more online learning! © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Why take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons are important such as scheduling and college credit. For middle school students, it’s about changing the learning paradigm. For all students, potential for personalization of learning is highly valued – more today than ever before. © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • © 2013 Project Tomorrow Personalization benefits Students Grades 9-12: 2009 Students Grades 9-12: 2012 I would be in control of my learning 40% 57% I could work at my own pace 51% 56% It would be easier for me to review course materials as often as I wish 29% 46% I would have a greater sense of independence 28% 42% It would be easier for me to be successful in class 28% 35% Bonus: Online learning – it is all about personalization!
  • Types used in the classroom: Nat’l Alabama  Videos found online 47% 47%  Games 30% 31%  Skill-based software 30% 34%  Online curriculum 21% 16%  Online textbooks 21% 17%  Animations 20% 17%  Real time data 20% 19% 8. Leveraging digital content to create new learning environments (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • New question area for Speak Up this year – who is flipping? Experience with flipped learning Alabama Teachers Alabama Principals (about their teachers) Did this – with my own videos 2% 18% Did this – with online videos 4% 22% I’m interested in this 15% 34% Concern: student home access 51% 45% Concern: need PD in creating videos 21% 29% Concern: need PD in finding videos 15% 27% Concern: need PD in what to do in class 14% 26% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Bonus: What Alabama teachers say they need: their wish list for PD Preparing for the Common Core Standards 41% Using tech to differentiate instruction 39% Use tech for formative assessments 20% Using a tablet within instruction 32% How to id mobile apps for classroom use 31% How to use games within instruction 24% How to id quality digital content 23% How to create videos of my lessons 18% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning? Do we have a shared vision for digital learning? © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • © 2013 Project Tomorrow Do we have a shared vision of the future of digital learning in Alabama? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Online classes Use own mobile device Games Digital textbooks Social media tools Tablets Schoolwide Internet Principals Teachers Parents Students
  • © 2013 Project Tomorrow What does your district chart look like? Do you have a shared vision of the future of digital learning within your district? 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Online classes Use own mobile device Games Digital textbooks Social media tools Tablets Schoolwide Internet Principals Teachers Parents Students
  •  Continuing “digital disconnects”  Spectrum of digital native-ness  24/7 access redefined  Inadequacy of the 1-to-1 paradigm  Everyone needs a personal learning network  Responsible use vs. acceptable use  Blurring of informal & formal learning lines Key trends that we are watching …. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  •  Collaborations driving 21st century skills  Game-ification momentum – learning as process  Students as content producers  Changing ideas for assessment  It’s really all about productivity!  Maximizing personalized learning  Emergence of Free Agent Learners! Key trends that we are watching …. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • National Speak Up Findings and reports Targeted and thematic reports Online learning trends Mobile learning & social media Print to digital migration Social learning Intelligent adaptive software New digital parent series Presentations, podcasts and webinars Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Quick Facts about Speak Up 2013 © 2013 Project Tomorrow Surveys open from Oct 2 thru Dec 20 Surveys: K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians, principals, district admin, tech leaders, community members PT support team: Jenny and Monique Data back to you in February Congressional briefings/national reports in April/May
  • What’s new for Speak Up 2013? © 2013 Project Tomorrow New question topics New survey: community members Password or secret word not required for survey taking All schools registered already! Learn more about www.tomorrow.org/speakup
  • Your thoughts, comments, questions (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT and SpeakUpEd Copyright Project Tomorrow 2013 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. © 2013 Project Tomorrow