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  • 1. Digital Content = Better Results Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow Ryan Lefton, Cengage Learning February 7, 2014
  • 2. Today’s Discussion Agenda  Context: New Speak Up national data highlights  Results: Key findings from research on digital content usage in the classroom  Your thoughts and questions (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 3. 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. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 4. Digital Content Discussion Research & evaluation studies • Speak Up National Research Project • Efficacy studies on digital content usage • Efficacy studies on mobile learning • Research on teacher readiness to use digital content in the classroom (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 5. Digital Content Discussion Research & evaluation studies • Speak Up National Research Project • Efficacy studies on digital content usage (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 6. Digital Content Discussion Research & evaluation studies • Speak Up National Research Project (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 7. Annual national research project  Using online surveys + focus groups  Surveys for: K-12 Students,Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Community Members  Special: Pre-ServiceTeachers in Schools of Education  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Schools, districts & colleges receive free report with their own data Inform policies, plans & programs  Local: your stakeholder data  State: state level data  Federal: national findings Speak Up National Research Project + 3.4 million surveys since 2003
  • 8. .  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  To counteract mythology . . . . . . . Why do school and districts participate in Speak Up every year?
  • 9. Commonly heard mythology “New teachers don’t need any training in how to use technology within teaching” “Parents won’t accept online textbooks” “Kids only want to use mobiles so that they can text & play games in class” “Online learning undercuts the role of the teacher in learning.” “There is so much great content online for teachers to use in the classroom – so, what is the problem?” “Put technology in the classroom and magically students will learn more!” Examples of ed tech mythology
  • 10. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Speak Up 2012 National Reports
  • 11. Speak Up Goes to Washington, DC National Release of Speak Up 2013 National Findings 2014 Congressional Briefing Tuesday, April 8, 2014 http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_congress.html
  • 12. A special pre-release of the Speak Up 2013 national data findings Just for you today: Special focus: Digital Content
  • 13. K-12 Students 325,279 Teachers & Librarians 32,151 Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,986 School/District Administrators 4,530 Community Members (new this year!) 1,346 About the participating schools & districts o 9,005 schools and 2,710 districts o 90% public schools – 10% private/parochial/charter/other o 32% urban / 31% rural / 37% suburban o 30% school wide Title 1; 43% majority minority school o All 50 states + DC + Guam + DODEA schools National Speak Up 2013 Participation: 403,292
  • 14. K-12 Students 325,279 Teachers & Librarians 32,151 Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,986 School/District Administrators 4,530 Community Members (new this year!) 1,346 About the participating schools & districts o 9,005 schools and 2,710 districts o 90% public schools – 10% private/parochial/charter/other o 32% urban / 31% rural / 37% suburban o 30% school wideTitle 1; 43% majority minority school o All 50 states + DC + Guam + DODEA schools o#1 participating state: TEXAS National Speak Up 2013 Participation: 403,292
  • 15. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets “Digital Conversion”
  • 16. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Digital Conversion A shift in what we do, but also in our attitudes and values
  • 17. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Focus on Digital Content Views of K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers & Administrators Speak Up 2013 National Findings
  • 18. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Students’ use of digital resources for schoolwork 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Watch teacher created videos Play educational games Watch online videos Use online textbook Use online databases Create multi-media presos Access class info Gr 9-12 Gr 6-8 Gr 3-5
  • 19. So, what are the benefits of using digital content within instruction? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 The Principals’ List: 1. Increases student engagement 74% 2. Extends learning beyond the school day 60% 3. Prepare students with work ready skills 54% 4. Improves quality of instructional materials 49% 5. Improves relevancy of instructional materials 49% 6. Differentiates school as innovative 46% 7. Provides a way to personalize learning 45% 8. Improves teachers’ skills with technology 44%
  • 20. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital content usage: What is holding our schools back? School principals say: Providing enough computers and Internet access 55% Balancing instructional time constraints 47% Evaluating the quality of digital content 42% Not enough bandwidth 38% Teachers are not trained to use digital content 32%
  • 21. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital content usage: What is holding our districts back? School principals say: Providing enough computers and Internet access 55% Balancing instructional time constraints 47% Evaluating the quality of digital content 42% Not enough bandwidth 38% Teachers are not trained to use digital content 32%
  • 22. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 How do you evaluate digital content quality? Quality Factors Teachers Say: Administrators say: Teachers can modify the content 68% Research based 45% Created by a teacher 43% Referred by a colleague 36% Certified by education association 32% Student achievement results 28% Source is content expert 24%
  • 23. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 How do you evaluate digital content quality? Quality Factors Teachers Say: Administrators say: Teachers can modify the content 68% 58% Research based 45% 70% Created by a teacher 43% 36% Referred by a colleague 36% 22% Certified by education association 32% 28% Student achievement results 28% 47% Source is content expert 24% 36%
  • 24. Teachers: what digital content are you using in your classroom? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Type of content Percentage of teachers Online videos 46% Google drive 29% Games 25% Online textbooks 23% Online curriculum 22% Animations 20% Online databases 11% Simulations 9% Virtual labs 6%
  • 25. What teachers say they need: their wish list for PD • Using tech to differentiate instruction 45% • Use tech for formative assessments 26% • How to id mobile apps for classroom use 36% • Using a tablet within instruction 31% • How to id quality digital content 34% • How to use games within instruction 26% • Implementing a blended classroom 23% • How to create videos of my lessons 19% • Implementing a flipped classroom 16% (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 26. Teachers: how does technology improve your effectiveness? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 I’m better organized I am able to create more interactive and relevant lessons I am creating more student centered learning environments I am more productive I am empowering my students to be more self-directed
  • 27. Digital Content Discussion Research & evaluation studies • McKinley Study “Bringing Digital Content into the K-12 Classroom” (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 28. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Study Questions  What is the impact of using digital content in the classroom?  Can digital content improve students’ 21st century skills including research skills?  What factors influence the adoption of digital content and resources in the classroom?  What are the lessons learned from this project that can impact other implementations?
  • 29. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Study Methodology  Mixed methods two year study (2010-11, 2011-12)  Select group of teachers at McKinleyTech HS  Data collection components included: o Pre and post surveys o Student focus groups o Teacher and administrator interviews o Classroom observations o Student achievement metrics  Speak Up data benchmarks  Use of Gale Resources - online databases
  • 30. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 McKinley Technology High School
  • 31. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 McKinley Technology High School  STEM magnet school inWashington DC  College – going environment  Six STEM academies  Enrollment of 689 students o 93% African-American o 54% qualify for federal lunch program  Mixed bag in terms of technology access and teacher usage of technology  Typical challenges of most urban high schools
  • 32. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 McKinley Technology High School  Study participants: o 283 high school students o 8 teachers  Teachers were provided with access to Gale, training and support  Instructions were to integrate Gale into daily instruction
  • 33. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Study Methodology  Gale Collections of Digital Content : o Biography in Context o Global Issues in Context o Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and National Resources o Literature Resource Center o OpposingViewpoints in Context o Student Resources in Context o US History in Context o World History in Context
  • 34. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 McKinley Technology High School • 8 Teachers in the Study Project in year 2 o 5 from year 1, + 3 new teachers in year 2 o Content disciplines: • Biology • English • Global Perspectives • Human Geography • Issues in BioTech • Physics • US Government • World History
  • 35. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Focus: Year 1 Classroom use of Gale resources:  Impact on student outcomes  Teachers’ value proposition on usage  Impact on teacher productivity  Development of workplace ready skills
  • 36. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Findings: Year 1 Ways to use Gale resources in the classroom:  Activate students’ prior knowledge  Assess student knowledge  Facilitate class discussion  Introduce a lesson  Illustrate a concept  Differentiate instruction  Homework assignment  Class project  Independent study  Student research  Background information Primary usage by the teachers
  • 37. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Focus: Year 2 Classroom use of Gale resources (formal and extra-curricular):  Integration of the resources into instruction  Resulting changes in teacher practice  Support of student self-directed learning  Development of college level research skills
  • 38. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Findings: Year 2 Ways to use Gale resources in the classroom:  Activate students’ prior knowledge  Assess student knowledge  Facilitate class discussion  Introduce a lesson  Illustrate a concept  Differentiate instruction  Homework assignment  Class project  Independent study  Student research  Background information Project Based Learning
  • 39. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Findings: Year 2 Gale resources support Project Based Learning Case Study: Science Fair in Biology Class  Teacher was new to Gale  Teacher goals: o Use outside resources to create relevancy and quality o Make it easy to use in class o Support development of research skills  Teacher and students used Global Issues in Context
  • 40. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Findings: Year 2 Gale resources support Project Based Learning Case Study: Science Fair in Biology Class 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 Searches Retrievals Sessions 2011/Global Issues 2010/Global Issues Global Issues in Context – increased usage 2011 200% 66% 39%
  • 41. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Findings: Year 2 Gale resources support Project Based Learning Case Study: Science Fair in Biology Class 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 Seaches Retrievals Sessions 2011/Global Issues 2010/Global Issues Purposeful Sporadic
  • 42. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Findings: Year 2 Gale resources support Project Based Learning Case Study: Science Fair in Biology Class  Results:  Met teacher’s goals  Increased student engagement  Higher quality projects  Richer class discussions  Easy to use  Proved case for teacher on value of Gale  Continued teacher usage with seamless integration
  • 43. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Findings: Year 2 Gale resources support Project Based Learning Case Study: National History Day Projects  Teachers had used Gale in year 1  Year 1 familiarity led to this idea for usage  Teachers’ goals: o Support development of research skills o Improve quality of submissions o Provide out of school access  Teacher and students used US and World History in Context
  • 44. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Findings: Year 2 Gale resources support Project Based Learning Case Study: National History Day Projects US &World History in Context – increased usage 2011 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 Searches Retrievals Sessions 2011 US + World History 2010 US + World History 4X 5X 3X
  • 45. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Findings: Year 2 Gale resources support Project Based Learning Case Study: National History Day Projects  Results:  Met teachers’ goals  Increased student engagement  Higher quality projects – more relevant  Extended learning opportunities  Opened teachers’ eyes to Gale use with projects  Changed teacher practice
  • 46. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Findings: Year 2 Gale resources expands learning opportunities Case Study: Use of podcast and video in World History class  2nd year project teacher  Teacher goals: o Bring real world into class o Facilitate class discussion o Support development of media literacy skills  Teacher and students used Global Issues in Context
  • 47. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Findings: Year 2 Case Study: Use of podcast and video in World History class  Results:  Met teacher’s goals  Increased student engagement  Richer class discussions with increased participation  Expanded learning opportunities  Created memorability  Sustained change in teacher practice
  • 48. Impact of Gale resources on learning 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% To do initial research To do indepth research To help with homework To learn more about a topic on my own To better understand a school topic All Girls Boys How students said they used Gale (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 49. Impact of Gale resources on learning 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Increase student engagement in learning Improve student research skills Enhance quality of student work Students are more self-directed learners Teachers Students (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 50. Impact of Gale resources on learning Changing the classroom experience 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Schoolwork is more engaging Group projects are more successful Class is more interesting New ideas/perspectives are introduced Better prepared for class discussions Boys Girls (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 51. Impact of Gale resources on learning Changing the learner 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Improved communications skills Improved critical thinking skills Greater confidence in sources Better learner/student More control of my learning Acquired new skills for college Boys Girls (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 52. So, did Gale make a difference in student achievement at McKinley Tech High School? Subject Area Average ECR Schoolwide World History Classes that used Gale Biology Class that used Gale Social Studies 2.2 2.7 NA Science 2.2 NA 2.6 All Subjects 2.2 2.7 2.6 Yes! (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 53. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Focus: Year 2 Key findings:  Digital content is most effective when supporting project based learning  Changes in teacher practice first require a personal value proposition with the tools  Teachers value digital content to enhance lessons or improve learning experiences  Students see digital content as way to develop workplace and college skills
  • 54. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Research Focus: Year 2 Lessons learned: o It takes time and context matters! o Don’t overlay – but integrate o Administrative support is critical to success o Top down + bottom up is better strategy than hero teacher model o Students have great ideas – use them! o “One size fits all” rarely does!
  • 55. © 2013 Project Tomorrow A big thank you to:
  • 56. Your thoughts, comments, questions
  • 57. National Release of Speak Up 2013 National Findings DC Congressional Briefing Tuesday, Apr 8 Data release to Speak Up participants Wednesday, Feb 5 Speak Up 2014 surveys open in October
  • 58. 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 Research reports: digital content, mobile learning, 21st century skill development, professional development Learn more at www.tomorrow.org (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 59. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014