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Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
Congressional Briefing (Students & Parents)
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  • 1. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Welcome to the BriefingWelcome to the BriefingWelcome to the BriefingWelcome to the Briefing Speak Up 2010 National Findings: K-12 Students & Parents Speak Up 2010 Congressional Briefing Washington DC April 1, 2011
  • 2. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Welcome Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow
  • 3. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions • What are the expectations of K-12 students for 21st century learning? • How does that student vision compare with the educators’ reality? What is the parent perspective on emerging technologies? • How well are today’s K-12 schools meeting the expectations of students? • What technologies are key in the “ultimate school” for today’s learners?
  • 4. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Today’s Agenda: Welcomes Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow Remarks Dale Orth, Senator Rockefeller’s office Release of National Julie Evans and students Findings Panel Discussion Elementary, middle and high school students and parents from Maryland and Virginia Q & A All
  • 5. © Project Tomorrow 2011 • 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, Librarians, Parents, Administrators • Inform policies & programs Analysis and reporting Services to help transform teaching and learning Speak Up National Research Project
  • 6. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Learning & Teaching with Technology 21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship Science and Math Instruction / STEM Career Interests Professional Development / Teacher Preparation Internet Safety Administrators’ Challenges Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Online Learning, Mobile Devices, Digital Content Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications Designing the 21st Century School Speak Up survey question themes
  • 7. © Project Tomorrow 2011 • 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 . . . Speak Up National Research Project 2.2 million respondents
  • 8. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Speak Up is facilitated annually by Project Tomorrow (formerly known as NetDay) Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org) is the leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education.
  • 9. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Saluting our Speak Up 2010 Sponsors:
  • 10. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Thank you for the use of the 21st century learning tools
  • 11. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Many thanks to our K-12 National Champion Outreach Partners:
  • 12. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Remarks Dale Orth ACS/AAAS Fellow Office of Senator John D. Rockefeller IV
  • 13. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Speak Up 2010 National Findings: K-12 Students & Parents Speak Up 2010 Congressional Briefing Washington DC April 1, 2011
  • 14. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Meet our panel of experts Students: Jake Smith Anna Guttman 4th Grade Student 5th Grade Student Bled Aliu Lyric Hatcher 8th Grade Student 8th Grade Student Mark Miller Disrael Sylvester 10th Grade Student 12th Grade Student Parents: Chris Guttman Dana Shell Smith Lydia Hatcher Bix Aliu
  • 15. © Project Tomorrow 2011 K-12 Students 294,399 Teachers 35,525 Librarians 2,135 Parents (in English & Spanish) 42,267 School/District Administrators 3,578 Technology Leaders 1,391 Schools / Districts 6,541 / 1,340 Participating States for Student Surveys: 48 states Top 12 (# of participants): TX, CA, AL, AZ, FL, NC, IL, MD, IN, NV, PA, WI National Speak Up 2010 Participation: 379,355
  • 16. © Project Tomorrow 2011 About our K-12 Schools: – 34% urban, 29% suburban, 37% rural – 51% Title 1 eligible – indicating community poverty – 34% majority-minority student population National Speak Up 2010 Participation: 379,355
  • 17. © Project Tomorrow 2011 What can the Speak Up findings tell us about the future of learning?
  • 18. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Increasingly, students’ aspirations around the use of emerging technologies within education is a reflection of their desired vision for learning in general. What can the Speak Up data tell us about the future of learning?
  • 19. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The Student Vision for 21st Century Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning
  • 20. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered How today’s students are leveraging emerging technologies for learning Speak Up 2010 National Findings 1st of two reports
  • 21. © Project Tomorrow 2011 You are invited:You are invited:You are invited:You are invited: National Release of the 2010 Speak Up Data Findings from K-12 Teachers, Librarians and Administrators Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12 noon – 1:30 pm Rayburn House Office Building - Room B339 Presentation of Findings and 2nd Report Panel of Educators Interactive Discussion Bring your smart phone!
  • 22. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends to Watch: Mobile Learning Online and Blended Learning E-Textbooks and Digital Content
  • 23. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: Mobile Learning
  • 24. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Trends: Mobile Learning 10%13%8%10%Tablet device (iPad) 85%79%55%37%MP3 67%60%42%37%Laptop 44%34%19%16%Smart phone 56%51%29%21% Cell phone (without internet access) Gr 9-12Gr 6-8Gr 3-5K-2Device Table 1: Personal Access to Mobile Devices
  • 25. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Students: How would you use your mobile device to help you with schoolwork? 1. Increase effectiveness of school: Check grades 74% Take notes for class 59% Use the calendar 50% Access online textbooks 44%
  • 26. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Students: How would you use your mobile device to help you with schoolwork? 2. Leverage capabilities for greater impact: Internet research – anytime, anywhere 68% Collaborate with peers & teachers 53% Create and share documents 37% Record lectures/labs to review again later 35%
  • 27. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Administrators: So, what prevents you from allowing students to use their own devices at school? Administrators say: 1. Teachers are not trained 2. Concerns about network security 3. Concerns about theft 4. Devices could be distraction 5. Digital equity issues
  • 28. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Administrators: How likely are you this year to allow students to use their own mobile devices for instructional purposes at school? Administrators say: Likely 22% Unlikely 63%
  • 29. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Would parents purchase a mobile device for their child to use at school? Parents say: Likely 67% Unlikely 11%
  • 30. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Parents’ willingness to support mobile learning Parents: Would you buy a mobile device for your child to use at school? (by grade of child in school) 10% 11% 14% 63% 8% 10% 13% 69% 7% 8% 12% 70% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Unsure Unlikely School responsibility Likely K - Gr 5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12
  • 31. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Would parents purchase a data plan to support their child’s use of the mobile device at school? Parents say: Likely 54% Unlikely 16%
  • 32. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: Mobile Learning Data from specific states and districts Views of our student and parent panelists
  • 33. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: Online and Blended Learning
  • 34. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Who is learning online? Growth in student experiences with academic online learning 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 2008 2009 2010 Students Gr 9-12 Students Gr 6-8 Includes: • Online class taught by a teacher • Self-study online class • Blended class environment
  • 35. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Why take an online class? Benefits of Online Learning (views of students who have taken an online class) 33% 42% 43% 47% 41% 39% 44% 43% 45% 44% 25% 31% 35% 36% 36% 45% 50% 57% 60% 61% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Share ideas More motivated Ask more questions Get extra help Easier to succeed Review class materials College credit Work at own pace Control of learning Scheduling Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12
  • 36. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Info and media literacy skills: what’s important? 47%69% Understand how to evaluate the authenticity of resources 46%54%Know how to detect bias in resources 51%48%Know how to analyze and interpret media stories 40%29% Ability to produce digital media reports 55%64%Ability to prepare written/verbal research reports 55%74%Ability to identify information sources for research High School Students TeachersInformation and Media Literacy Skill Table 2: Teachers and Students differ on the relative importance of developing information and media literacy skills
  • 37. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: Online and Blended Learning Data from specific states and districts Views of our student and parent panelists
  • 38. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: E-Textbooks & Digital Content
  • 39. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Designing the Ultimate E-Textbook Un-tethered Learning Enabled bythe E-Textbook 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Chat rooms with video Online tutors Collaboration tools Communications tools Gr 6-8 Girl Gr 6-8 Boy Middle School Parents
  • 40. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Designing the Ultimate E-Textbook Engaging Social-based Learning with the E-Textbook 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Download to phone Mobile apps Self assessments Online classes Middle School Parents Gr 6-8 Boy Gr 6-8 Girl
  • 41. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Designing the Ultimate E-Textbook Empowering Digitally-rich Content through the E-Textbook 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Access to 3D content Animations and simulations Games Links to real time data Video clips Virtual labs Gr 6-8 Girl Gr 6-8 Boy Middle School Parents
  • 42. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: E-Textbooks & Digital Content Data from specific states and districts Views of our student and parent panelists
  • 43. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The use of technology in schools today Important questions we ask students: What obstacles do you face using technology at your school? How would you improve technology access and use at school? Is the use of technology better utilized within some subject areas? Which ones?
  • 44. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The use of technology in schools today Do you agree with this statement? “My school is doing a good job of using technology to enhance learning and student achievement.”
  • 45. © Project Tomorrow 2011 “My school is doing a good job of using technology to enhance learning and student achievement.” Yes! • 74% of high school teachers • 72% of high school principals • 62% of parents of high school aged children
  • 46. © Project Tomorrow 2011 “My school is doing a good job of using technology to enhance learning and student achievement.” Yes! • 74% of high school teachers • 72% of high school principals • 62% of parents of high school aged children But only 47% of high school students agree!
  • 47. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: Parental Digital Choice
  • 48. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Parental Digital Choice 22%Videos and podcasts of lectures from my child’s teacher 32% Tools to facilitate collaboration and communications between my child, their teacher and me 42%Updates from the teacher about current class activities and topics studied 51% Special alerts when my child is missing assignments, has low grades or is failing a class 53%Information updated daily about my child’s grades and progress in school 62% Information updated daily on my child’s homework assignments, projects and upcoming tests 74% Access to curriculum materials and online textbooks that we can use at home ParentsDesired features for the ultimate online school portal Table 3: Parents value a interactive, collaborative relationships with their child’s teacher(s)
  • 49. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The Student Vision for 21st Century Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning
  • 50. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Imagine you are designing the ultimate school. Which technology tools and services would have the greatest positive impact on learning?
  • 51. © Project Tomorrow 2011 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?
  • 52. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Ultimate School: Are we on the same page? Ultimate School: Enabling Mobile Learning 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Bring own device to school Laptops Smart phone iPad Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Students Parents Administrators
  • 53. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Ultimate School: Are we on the same page? Ultimate School: Engaging Online Learning 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Chat rooms for students Colloboration tools Online classes Online tutors Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Students Parents Administrators
  • 54. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Ultimate School: Are we on the same page? Ultimate School:Empowering Digital Content 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Adaptive software Games and virtual simulations Online or e-textbooks Campus wide internet access Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Students Parents Administrators
  • 55. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Let’s get you involved in this discussion! Audience Q & A
  • 56. © Project Tomorrow 2011 So, what do students say “going to school” will be like in 2015? “In 2015, school will be on the phone. Teachers will text message students their lessons and send videos of lectures. School will be ‘to go.’” 10th grade girl, Vallejo High School (Vallejo, CA) Teachers would be greatly affected as well, having less to do with reciting boring lectures and giving assignments and more to do with looking at effective, safe sites for students to use and creating digital simulations for certain subject matter.” 8th grade girl, Liberty Middle School, (Madison, AL) “Students in the future will take all classes online from home at their own pace.” 12th grade boy, Weslaco High School (Weslaco, TX) “I would like to have the internet free to explore at school so we could interact with other students via Skype, iChat, Facebook, Twitter, etc. It would be great to have that to work with.” 8th grade girl, Skowhegan Area Middle School (Skowhegan, ME)
  • 57. © Project Tomorrow 2011 What is the bottom line? Today’s students want learning that is: Enabled Engaging Empowered
  • 58. © Project Tomorrow 2011 National Speak Up Findings Presentations, podcasts and webinars Evaluation services Reports and white papers Want more Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  • 59. © Project Tomorrow 2011 You are invited:You are invited:You are invited:You are invited: National Release of the 2010 Speak Up Data Findings from K-12 Teachers, Librarians and Administrators Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12 noon – 1:30 pm Rayburn House Office Building - Room B339 Presentation of Findings and 2nd Report Panel of Educators Interactive Discussion Bring your smart phone!
  • 60. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Saluting our Speak Up 2010 Sponsors:
  • 61. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Thank you for the use of the 21st century learning tools
  • 62. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Many thanks to our K-12 National Champion Outreach Partners:
  • 63. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Thank you for your participation in today’s Congressional Briefing. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2011. 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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