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  • 1. Enabled, Engaged, Empowered: The Student Vision for Digital LearningFETC 2012: Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 2. Big Questions for Discussion: What is the student vision for digital learning? How is that vision being supported by educators and parents? What is their unique value proposition around digital learning? Are our schools meeting the expectations of today’s students? How can you use stakeholder views and ideas as a catalyst for change within your school or district? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 3. Discussion Agenda: About the Speak Up Project Introduction to the Student Vision The Data-Information-Knowledge Continuum Be a Speak Up Analyst! Trends to Watch Discussion Speak Up 2010 & 2011 National Findings Views of K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 4. Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project Online surveys + focus groups Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education Institutions receive free report with their own dataCollect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of EducationInform policies & programs Analysis and reporting of findings and trends Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 2.6 million surveys since 2003 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 5. Speak Up survey question themes Learning & Teaching with Technology 21st 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, E-textbooks Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications Designing the 21st Century School © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 6. What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 7. Speak Up National Research ProjectKey Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2011 Students function as a “Digital Advance Team” 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 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 8. Emerging from the Speak Up research: A new uniquely “student vision” for leveraging emerging technologies to drive achievement and educational productivity © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 9. Emerging from the Speak Up research: A new uniquely “student vision” for leveraging emerging technologies to drive achievement and educational productivity This student vision for “technology enabled learning” mirrors how students want to learn in general © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 10. The Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 11. Speak Up 2010 National Findings Two national releases in Washington DC April 1 and May 11, 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Report #1: How today’s students are leveraging emerging technologies for learningReport #2: How today’s educators are advancing a new vision for teaching and learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 12. The Data-Information-Knowledge Continuum What actionable knowledge can be interpreted from Speak Up school, district, state and/or national data? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 13. Be a Speak Up Analyst Data Information Knowledge Knowledge is: Acquired Actionable Participatory Organized Creative © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 14. Be a Speak Up Analyst Data Information Knowledge Data + Meaning Information + Processing © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 15. Be a Speak Up Analyst Data Information Knowledge Information + Processing 1. Cross Tab Analysis 2. Comparative Analysis 3. Profile Development 4. Focus Groups & Interviews 5. Comparative Research 6. Intuition © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 16. Data Information KnowledgeBe a Speak Up Analyst Knowledge is:1. Think about the questions2. React to the data Acquired Actionable3. Test it Participatory4. What does it mean? Organized Creative5. How can you use it?6. What knowledge can you acquire and act upon? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 17. D-I-K Exercise © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 18. Imagine you are going to spend a month on a deserted island. What is the one “mobile technology” you would want to have with you?Yes, solar power re-charging stations will be available on your island. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 19. Choose one A. Smart phone B. Tablet C. Laptop D. Digital reader E. MP3 player F. Personal Margarita Blender © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 20. Data___________% of people in this workshop chose_______________.___________% of people in this workshop chose_______________. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 21. InformationMore people in this workshop would bring a ______to a deserted island for a month than a ________. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 22. KnowledgeWe need to ___________________ and______________ in order to ____________________. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 23. Be a Speak Up Analyst Data Information Knowledge Data + Meaning Information + Processing © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 24. Data Information KnowledgeHow schools and district use the Speak Up data?• Inform technology plans and purchases• Inform strategic plans for instruction• Support professional development• Engage community support• Identify new initiatives• In grant writing and funding requests• Many others ….. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 25. The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredBe a Speak Up Analyst forNewport-Mesa Unified School District © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 26. Be a Speak Up Analyst forNewport-Mesa Unified School District Speak Up 2010 Newport-Mesa Unified School District Students 5,590 Parents 195 Teachers 308 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 27. Voices of K-12 Students, Parents & EducatorsSpeak Up 2010 & 2011 Findings Activities, Attitudes & Aspirations Disconnects & Differences Trends & Leverage Points © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 28. The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: Mobile Learning Online Learning E-Textbooks and Digital Content © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 29. The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredKey Trends: Mobile Learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 30. Students and mobile learningBesides Internet research, how are students using technology for schoolwork? Using Emerging Technologies for Schoolwork Collaborate thru Facebook Use online databases Use online textbooks Gr 6-8 Play games Gr 9-12 Use mobile apps for school Following others via Twitter 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 31. Students and mobile learningObstacles to using tech @ school?• 56% of students Gr 6-12 say “not being able to use my mobile device” is a major obstacle © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 32. Students and mobile learningObstacles to using tech @ school?• 56% of students Gr 6-12 say “not being able to use my mobile device” is a major obstacle Solutions? “Let me use my own device” – 58% OR “Provide me with device I can use @school – 35% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 33. Students and their devices Personal Access to Mobile Devices Device K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Cell phone (without internet 18% 25% 48% 49% access) Smart phone 17% 21% 37% 50% Digital reader 8% 9% 17% 13% MP3 33% 52% 77% 82% Tablet device 17% 18% 26% 21% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 34. Are parents, teachers & administrators alsomobile-enabled? Personal Access to Mobile Devices District Device Parents Teachers Principals Admin Cell phone (without internet 47% 49% 34% 31% access) Smart phone 67% 54% 64% 70% Digital reader 29% 24% 18% 23% MP3 76% 66% 47% 56% Tablet device 36% 26% 47% 55% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 35. The principals respondHow likely are you this year to allow students to use their own mobile devices for instructional purposes at school? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 36. The principals respondHow likely are you this year to allow students to use their own mobile devices for instructional purposes at school? Will you allow students to use their own mobile devices? 11% 22% 65% Likely Unlikely Unsure © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 37. The principals respond What is holding you back? Top challenges: • Concerns about theft of devices • Concerns about network security • Digital equity issues • Teachers are not trained • Devices could be a distraction © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 38. Mobile learning visionsParents offer a solution to the digital equity challengeIf your child’s school allowed for the use of mobiledevices for educational purposes, how likely is itthat you would purchase one for your child? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 39. Parents offer a solution to the digital equity challengeIf your child’s school allowed for the use of mobile devicesfor educational purposes, how likely is it that you wouldpurchase one for your child? Parents: Willingness to Purchase a Mobile Device for Child 13% 8% Likely Unlikely Unsure 15% School responsibility 62% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 40. Teachers’ concerns about mobile learningWhat are your biggest concerns?• Distraction potential 76%• Digital equity 66%• Students could cheat with the devices 34%• How to teach digital responsibility 33%• I don’t know how to integrate into 27% instruction © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 41. Mobile learning How would you use a mobile device to help you with schoolwork? What are the benefits of mobile learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 42. How would you use a mobile device to help youwith schoolwork? What are the benefits ofmobile learning? Be a Speak Up Analyst for Newport-Mesa Unified School District Go to: www.tomorrow.org Click on: Speak Up logo on the left Click on: Get Speak Up data Click on: View Speak Up 2010 data © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 43. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 44. Be a Speak Up Analyst forNewport-Mesa Unified School District Option 1: District Results State CA District Newport District Admin Password beach123 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 45. Mobile learning How would you use a mobile device to help you with schoolwork? Students Gr 6-8 Question 11 Students Gr 9-12 Question 11 What are the benefits of mobile learning? Teachers Question 9 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 46. Data Information KnowledgeAs a Speak Up Analyst Knowledge is:1. Think about the questions2. React to the data Acquired Actionable3. Test it Participatory4. What does it mean? Organized Creative5. How can you use it?6. What knowledge can you acquire and act upon? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 47. Students and mobile learningHow would you use a mobile device to help youwith schoolwork? A. Increase effectiveness of school: Check grades 81% Take notes for class 67% Access online textbooks 62% Write papers and do homework 56% Use the calendar 50% Learn about school activities 47% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 48. Students and mobile learningHow would you use a mobile device to help youwith schoolwork? B. Leverage capabilities to increase personalization of learning process: Anytime, anywhere research 72% Receive reminders & alerts 61% Collaborate with peers & teachers 55% Organize schoolwork assignments 53% Access school network from home 51% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 49. Value proposition for administrators and teachersWhat are the benefits of mobile learning? Teachers Teachers Administrators Administrators 2007 2011 2007 2011 Improves teacher-parent- 35% 55% 31% 36% student communications Increases student 51% 79% 66% 80% engagement in learning Provides way to personalize 30% 61% 30% 58% instruction Develops collaboration and 21% 40% 26% 34% teamwork skills Develops problem solving 26% 50% 34% 41% skills Extends learning beyond 45% 58% 47% 58% school day © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 50. The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredKey Trends: Online Learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 51. Who is learning online? Types of online learning Students: Students: experiences Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 100% online school 7% 6% Online self study class 10% 13% Teacher led online class 10% 13% Online class for personal 9% 10% interests © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 52. Both students and parents are interested in online learning If you have not taken an online class, would you like to? Yes! Students in Grades 3-5 27% Students in Grades 6-8 47% Students in Grades 9-12 45% What would you recommend as a good investment to enhance student achievement? 36% of parents say “online classes” Source: Speak Up 2010 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 53. Given the demand and the interest, what isstanding in the way of greater adoption?School site principals say the most significant barriers are:1. Concern about quality of student-teacher interaction2. Lack of technology infrastructure3. How to create rigorous courses4. How to evaluate the quality of purchased online courses5. Finding teachers interested and qualified to teach Source: Speak Up 2010 © Project Tomorrow 2011
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  • 55. Be a Speak Up Analyst forNewport-Mesa Unified School District Option 1: District Results State CA District Newport District Admin Password beach123 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 56. Online learning Why would be the benefits of taking an online class? If you have not taken one, why not? Students Gr 6-8 Questions 13, 14 Students Gr 9-12 Questions 13, 14 What are your experiences and preferences for professional development? Teachers Questions 13, 14 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 57. Data Information KnowledgeAs a Speak Up Analyst Knowledge is:1. Think about the questions2. React to the data Acquired Actionable3. Test it Participatory4. What does it mean? Organized Creative5. How can you use it?6. What knowledge can you acquire and act upon? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 58. Why take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons: scheduling and college credit. For middle school students, it’s about changing the learning paradigm. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 59. Why take an online class?For high school students, traditional reasons: scheduling andcollege credit.For middle school students, it’s about changing the learningparadigm. Get extra help in a tough subject More comfortable asking questions In control of my own learning More motivated to learn Work at my own pace Review class materials whenever I want Share ideas with my classmates © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 60. Teachers value online learning for their own professionaldevelopment 52% have participated in a 100% online pd class or workshop 18% have participated in a blended online class 30% say that a fully online course is their preferred method for professional development; 20% vote for the blended model © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 61. How would you like your district to use technology tocreate a PLC? 1. Provide tools so I can collaborate with other teachers at my school (42%) 2. Provide online courses (42%) 3. Partner with higher ed to provide graduate level courses (40%) 4. Provide centralized repository of teaching resources (38%) 5. Provide easy access to student data (39%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 62. The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredKey Trends: E-Textbooks & Digital Content © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 63. Designing the ultimate classroom Students Aspirations for Digital Content Internet access anywhere Online textbooks Adaptive learning software Online databases & videos Games Virtual reality 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 64. Students’ “speak up” about the ultimate mathclass Students say: Collaborate with classmates on problem solving 52% Ability to text my teacher with questions 42% I have a connection with my teacher 42% My teacher is excited about math 39% Access to online tutors 35% Access to online textbooks 32% Ability to use mobile devices to video problems 31% Access to online classes 24% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 65. Given the demand and the interest, what isstanding in the way of greater adoption?School site principals say the most significant barriers are:1. Lack of technology infrastructure2. Balancing instructional time constraints3. Lack of teachers’ skill with using digital content4. How to evaluate the quality of purchased digital content5. Locating free, standards aligned digital content Source: Speak Up 2010 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 66. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 67. Be a Speak Up Analyst forNewport-Mesa Unified School District Option 1: District Results State CA District Newport District Admin Password beach123 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 68. Digital content Imagine the ultimate e-textbook. What kinds of features and functionality would you like to have? Students Gr 6-8 Questions 15 Students Gr 9-12 Questions 15 What digital content are you using in your classroom? What factors are most important when evaluating quality of digital content? Teachers Questions 17, 19 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 69. Data Information KnowledgeAs a Speak Up Analyst Knowledge is:1. Think about the questions2. React to the data Acquired Actionable3. Test it Participatory4. What does it mean? Organized Creative5. How can you use it?6. What knowledge can you acquire and act upon? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 70. What if ….We asked students to design the ultimate digital or e-textbook?What features and functionality would they desire? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 71. Students’ desires for the features andfunctionality of digital or e-textbooks Three themes emerge from the data: Students want interactivity and relevancy They want tools to facilitate collaboration They want ways to personalize learning E-textbook as proxy for the student vision for a new learning paradigm: social, un-tethered and digitally rich © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 72. Designing the Ultimate E-Textbook Un-tethered Learning Enabled by the E-TextbookCommunications tools Collaboration tools Online tutorsChat rooms with video 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Gr 6-8 Girl Gr 6-8 Boy Middle School Parents © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 73. Designing the Ultimate E-Textbook Engaging Social-based Learning with the E-Textbook Online classes Self assessments Mobile apps Middle School Parents Gr 6-8 BoyDownload to phone Gr 6-8 Girl 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 74. Designing the Ultimate E-Textbook Empowering Digitally-rich Content through the E-Textbook Virtual labs Video clips Links to real time data GamesAnimations and simulations Access to 3D content 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Gr 6-8 Girl Gr 6-8 Boy Middle School Parents © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 75. What is most important when evaluating quality of digitalcontent?Administrators say:1. Student achievement (61%)2. Teacher evaluation (52%)3. Created by teachers (40%)4. Certified by ed org (36%)5. On state ed dept list (34%)6. Conference demo (33%)7. Colleague referral (17%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 76. What is most important when evaluating quality of digitalcontent?Administrators say: Teachers say:1. Student achievement 1. Created by teachers (56%) (61%) 2. Colleague referral (53%)2. Teacher evaluation (52%) 3. Teacher evaluation (40%)3. Created by teachers (40%) 4. Certified by ed org (37%)4. Certified by ed org (36%) 5. Student achievement5. On state ed dept list (34%) (35%)6. Conference demo (33%) 6. Conference demo (30%)7. Created by content 7. Created by content experts (30%) experts (28%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 77. What is most important when evaluating quality of digitalcontent?Administrators say: Teachers say:1. Student achievement 1. Created by teachers (56%) (61%) 2. Colleague referral (53%)2. Teacher evaluation (52%) 3. Teacher evaluation (40%)3. Created by teachers (40%) 4. Certified by ed org (37%)4. Certified by ed org (36%) 5. Student achievement5. On state ed dept list (34%) (35%)6. Conference demo (33%) 6. Conference demo (30%)7. Created by content 7. Created by content experts (30%) experts (28%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 78. How do parents determine quality for digital resourcesthey bring into their home? Quality Factors Parents 1. My child finds the tools engaging 64% 2. Aligned to my child’s curriculum 62% 3. My child’s teacher is using the same tools in the classroom 53% 4. Recommended by my child’s teacher, school librarian or other 48% educator 5. My child is doing better in school after using similar tools 48% 6. Aligned to content standards (state or national) 41% 7. Our school purchased a license for the tools and allows home 38% access 8. Developed by an organization with expertise in the field 38% 9. Student achievement results 36% 10. Developed by a classroom teacher 35% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 79. Big Questions for Discussion: What is the student vision for digital learning? How is that vision being supported by educators and parents? What is their unique value proposition around digital learning? Are our schools meeting the expectations of today’s students? How can you use stakeholder views and ideas as a catalyst for change within your school or district? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 80. The Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 81. What is the bottom line? Today’s studentswant learning that is: Enabled Engaging Empowered © Project Tomorrow 2010 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 82. Key trends we are watching:• Continuing “digital disconnects”• Spectrum of digital native-ness• Multiple “computers” in the backpack• Adaptation trumps adoption• Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any pace learning• Developing personal expert networks © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 83. Key trends we are watching:• Self directed learning for student & teacher• Everyone is a content developer• Make it relevant to me!• Blurring of informal & formal learning lines• Beyond engagement: it’s really about productivity!• “Long tail” of training & education © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 84. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org• National Speak Up Findings and reports• Speak Up 2011 data: release to participating districts on Feb 1• Speak Up 2011 data: national release in April• Presentations, podcasts and webinars• Evaluation services & reports• Speak Up 2012! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 85. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT Copyright Project Tomorrow 2011.This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is grantedfor 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011