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  • 1. Leading Edge Initiatives in Mobile Learning: Lessons Learned and Next Steps June 25, 2013
  • 2. Leading Edge Initiatives in Mobile Learning: Lessons Learned and Next Steps Meridith Bruozas Chicago Public Schools Julie Evans Project Tomorrow Ross G. Friebel Onslow County Schools Shari Metcalf, Ph.D. Harvard Graduate School of Education Susan Silveira Qualcomm Wireless Reach
  • 3. Leading Edge Initiatives in Mobile Learning: Lessons Learned and Next Steps Today’s Discussion: Setting the Context: Speak Up National Findings Qualcomm and Education Three Initiatives:  Onslow County 1:1 Math Initiative Project  Making Learning Mobile in Chicago Public Schools  EcoMOBILE Augmented Reality Project Discussion
  • 4. 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 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 5.  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 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 6. Speak Up 2012 National Reports www.tomorrow.org/speakup (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 7. The New Student Vision for Learning Mobile Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 8. A. Increase effectiveness of school: Check grades 78% Take notes for class 69% Access online textbooks 64% Write papers and do homework 56% Use the calendar 56% Learn about school activities 47% Students’ plans for using mobiles at school How would you use a mobile device to help you with schoolwork? © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 9. How would you use a mobile device to help you with schoolwork? B. Leverage capabilities to increase personalization of learning process: Anytime, anywhere research 73% Receive reminders & alerts 63% Collaborate with peers & teachers 61% Organize schoolwork assignments 54% Access school network from home 52% Students’ plans for using mobiles at school © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 10. 19% 18% 26% 12% 47% 45% 48% 36% 59% 65% 52% 45% 58% 80% 45% 38% Cell Phone Smartphone Tablet Digital Reader K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Students’ personal access to mobile devices © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 11. Students are multi-mobilists! Students’ Philosophy: it just makes sense to use different devices for different tasks Create a presentation? Laptop Communicate w/classmates & teacher? Smartphone Read a book or article? Digital reader Take notes in class? Tablet © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 12. We are all multi-mobilists! The mobilist parents – are you ready for them? • 73% have a smartphone • 49% have a tablet • 37% want their child’s teacher/school to text them with class info © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 13. The mobilist parents – are you ready for them? New Speak Up Question: What if there were two classes – one allowed use of mobile devices and one did not. How likely is it that you would want your child in the class that allowed the devices? 66% of parents said it was likely – they want their child in that “mobile using class” (42% said very likely!) © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 14. Administrators see the benefits of mobile learning © 2013 Project Tomorrow 1. Increase student engagement 84% 2. Provide access to online textbooks 73% 3. Extends learning beyond the school day 64% 4. Personalizes the learning process 63% 5. Creates a learner centered environment 52% 6. Provides opportunities for informal remediation 52%
  • 15. Leading Edge Initiatives in Mobile Learning: Lessons Learned and Next Steps  Qualcomm and Education
  • 16. Qualcomm Is a World Leader in Next-generation Mobile Technologies  Celebrating more than 25 years of driving the evolution of wireless communications  Making wireless more personal, affordable & accessible to people everywhere  World’s largest fabless semiconductor company, #1 in wireless  24,000 Employees  S&P 100 / S&P 500 / Fortune 500
  • 17. 17 Mobile is Transforming People’s Lives
  • 18. The Biggest Technology Platform in the History of Mankind Source: Wireless Intelligence, Jul. ’12 MOBILE CONNECTIONS IN 2011
  • 19. 19 Mobile is Exceeding Fixed Broadband and PCs Mobile has Surpassed Fixed Broadband and the Gap Continues to Widen Source: Wireless Intelligence, Jul. ’12, ABI Feb. ’12, WBIS, Jul. ’12 OF TOTAL BROADBAND SUBS WILL BE MOBILE BY 2016
  • 20. 20 Mobile is Exceeding Fixed Broadband and PCs Mobile has Surpassed Fixed Broadband and the Gap Continues to Widen Source: Wireless Intelligence, Jul. ’12, ABI Feb. ’12, WBIS, Jul. ’12 SMARTPHONE SHIPMENTS IN 2011 PC SHIPMENTS IN 2011
  • 21. 21 For Many, the First and ONLY Computing Experience Will Be Mobile
  • 22. Parents Aren’t Holding Us Back Source: TIME Mobility Poll in collaboration with QUALCOMM, Aug. ’12 THINK KIDS LEARNING ABOUT TECHNOLOGY OUTWEIGHS THE POTENTIAL FOR DISTRACTIONS FROM STUDIES
  • 23. 23 Mobile Provides Unprecedented Reach for Education 100 80 60 40 20 0 World’s Population Have Access to Fixed Internet World’s Population Have Access to Mobile Phone World’s Population Have Mobile Network Coverage Source: Wireless Intelligence, April 2012
  • 24. 24 Real-time assessment & visibility Facilitate student learning and collaboration Deliver the right content at the time Benefits in Integrating Wireless Technology into the Classroom
  • 25. 25 Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach™ Initiative Projects84 Countries 33 Infrastructure Safety/Security Digital Content Professional Development
  • 26. Mobile Computing & Communication Technology Advancements Always- on Connectiv ity All-day Battery Life Security Location Aware Multimedia Performan ce Unprecedented Power and Speed
  • 27. Developing the Mobile Education Ecosystem Operators EducatorsGovernme nt Publishers Manufacturers
  • 28. 28 8th Grade DC Field Trip
  • 29. 29 Let’s Bring This Smart, Connected World to Education
  • 30. Leading Edge Initiatives in Mobile Learning: Lessons Learned and Next Steps  Onslow County 1:1 Math Initiative  Making Learning Mobile in CPS  EcoMOBILE Augmented Reality
  • 31. Leading Edge Initiatives in Mobile Learning: Lessons Learned and Next Steps Onslow County 1:1 Math Initiative Use of mobile devices in math classes to:  Increase student achievement  Personalize learning  Develop 21st century skills  Provide out of school connectivity  Change teacher practice Smartphones Netbooks Tablets Funding provided by the District, Wireless Reach, FCC Learning on the Go
  • 32. Leading Edge Initiatives in Mobile Learning: Lessons Learned and Next Steps Onslow County 1:1 Math Initiative http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38JZEJn_wl4 YouTube video about the project
  • 33. Leading Edge Initiatives in Mobile Learning: Lessons Learned and Next Steps  Onslow County 1:1 Math Initiative  Making Learning Mobile in CPS  EcoMOBILE Augmented Reality
  • 34. Making Learning Mobile Project Funded: Qualcomm Wireless Reach Initiative Kajeet Partners: Kajeet Common Sense Media District Partners: Chicago Public Schools Fairfax County Public Schools Evaluator: Project Tomorrow June 6, 2013Educational Tools and Technology
  • 35. CPS is a decentralized district divided into 19 geographic networks and 1 alternative network (14 elementary, 5 HS) 472 106 96 681 Schools 24,000 Teachers Elementary School High School Charter 42% 45% 8.8% 3.4% 0.4% 400,000 + Students African American Latino White Asian/Pacific Islander Native American CPS Demographics Educational Tools and Technology June 6, 2013
  • 36. 1:1 Project Design  Implementation of HTC EVO tablets in five 5th grade classrooms (150 devices)  Integration of tablets into classroom instruction (focus on research skills)  Ability for students to take and use the devices outside of school, including 3G  Evaluation focused on student outcomes and teacher practice Educational Tools and Technology June 6, 2013
  • 37. Laughlin Falconer Elementary Pre-K - 6th grade 1,442 students Technology Magnet Cluster School 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Low Income Families Latino English Learners Special Education 94% 93% 45% 11% Educational Tools and Technology
  • 38. CPS Project Goals  Explore a 1:1 environment in school and at home  Opportunities to change instruction  Increase connection to home  Increase access to information  Investigate the Android environment  Test a take-home program within a Chicago neighborhood  Capture information about how students use the Internet outside of school Educational Tools and Technology June 6, 2013
  • 39. Implementation  Device Installation and Management  Professional Development  Student Digital Citizenship Modules  Parent Meetings Educational Tools and Technology June 6, 2013
  • 40. Device Roll Out Timeline Device Installation & Management Parent Meeting #1 Device Deployment Parent Meeting #2 Device go home August October October November December Professional Development started in summer and had monthly touch points through the pilot Prior to device going home students had to complete Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Modules Educational Tools and Technology Teacher Strike June 6, 2013
  • 41. What was planned for... What was supplemented... What we didn't plan for... District Policies Permission for student data use to an outside vendor, Protection of students online, Acceptable use policy Student take home policy, Parent engagement plan and sessions Gray area between CPS owned device and non-CPS network access Equipment Devices, Cases, Chargers, Data Plans Access points, Power cords and strips, Head phones How to store and charge devices Tech Assistance Kajeet Support (none provided from CPS-ITS) 2 Ed Tech Managers, School- level TechCos MDM Solution, App management, Restrictions, App usage and level of robustness, Device breakage Professional Development Sentinel, Common Sense Media Five day summer session, Once a month coaching meetings Role devices play in learning, Time commitment Curriculum/ Content Proposed providers, Common Sense, Digital Passport Research as a content/skill, Edmodo, Google Apps, Additional apps as units were developed Difficulty integrating devices and apps, Workarounds needed, Some in-house resources didn't work Educational Tools and Technology June 6, 2013 Adaptation
  • 42. Are Students Always Learning? • 74% of Requests to Learning/Academic Websites took place after school between 3:00pm – 9:00pm. • 18 devices responsible for 50% use of Learning/Academic websites • Top Sites: Edmodo.com, BrainPop.com, MathPlayground.com, ScienceBuddies.com, Scholastic.com, IsbeTest.com, Dictionary.com 42
  • 43. What are Students Researching? Where? • Popular Educational Topics: Types of Religions, Poetry, Alaska, Forest Fires/Fire Safety, Measurement Units, Geographic Formations, Genealogy, Federal Court System • Popular Non-Education Topics: Learning to play the Guitar, Glee Cast, St. Patrick's Day, Justin Bieber, Athletic Shoes, Nicki Manaj, Michael Jackson, Jenni Rivera, International Soccer • Top Media/Research Websites: ABCNews.com Biography.com, Britannica.com, CNN.com, Encyclopedia.com, Fema.gov, NASA.gov NationalGeographic.com, WhiteHouse.gov, Wikipedia.org, Educational Tools and TechnologyJune 6, 2013
  • 44. URI Requests per Day Educational Tools and TechnologyJune 6, 2013
  • 45. How students used the EVO for schoolwork Teacher Directed Use of the EVOs Teacher F1 Teacher F2 Teacher F3 Teacher F4 Access e-textbooks 82% 53% 16% 33% Create/show videos 93% 90% 4% 0% Class polling 63% 93% 24% 44% Take notes in class 89% 23% 24% 33% Work with classmates on class projects 96% 83% 48% 48% Homework assignments 93% 90% 44% 85% Play educational games in class 89% 93% 72% 100% Preliminary Evaluation Results June 6, 2013Educational Tools and Technology
  • 46. Student Directed Use of the EVOs Teacher F1 Teacher F2 Teacher F3 Teacher F4 Check grades 100% 73% 76% 89% Communicate with classmates & teacher 89% 93% 40% 78% Organize schoolwork 70% 70% 36% 30% Get reminders about schoolwork due dates 96% 73% 48% 41% Take photos of assignments 100% 93% 36% 33% Use calculator 96% 97% 56% 82% Use calendar 59% 77% 40% 59% Preliminary Evaluation Results June 6, 2013 How students used the EVO for schoolwork Educational Tools and Technology
  • 47. Leading Edge Initiatives in Mobile Learning: Lessons Learned and Next Steps  Onslow County 1:1 Math Initiative  Making Learning Mobile in CPS  EcoMOBILE Augmented Reality
  • 48. Discussion Thank you for your participation with us today