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Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile + Social Media = Personalized Learning
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  • 1. Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized LearningJulie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO November 13, 2012 Speak Up 2011 National Findings © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 2. A big thank you to: © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 3. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions What are the expectations of K-12 students for mobile learning? How does that student vision compare with the teachers’ & administrators’ reality? What is the unique parent perspective on mobile learning? How well are our K-12 schools meeting the expectations of students? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 4. Today’s Agenda About the Speak Up National Research Highlights from the new report Panel discussion & audience Q&A Invitation to participate in Speak Up! Speak Up 2011 National Research Project: Views of K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers, Librarians and Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 5. Panel DiscussionNorrie Hamby Alita Walker1st Grade Teacher 5th Grade TeacherMost Blessed Sacrament School Liberty Elementary SchoolBerlin MD Baltimore MDBailey MitchellChief Technology and Information OfficerForsyth County SchoolsForsyth GA © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. National Speak Up 2011 Participation: 416,758  K-12 Students 330,117  Teachers & Librarians 38,502  Parents (in English & Spanish) 44,006  School/District Administrators 4,133  About the participating schools & districts o 5,616 schools and 1,250 districts o 24% urban / 35% rural / 41% suburban o All 50 states + DC  Honor Roll of States with highest participation: TX, CA, AL, IN, AZ, NC, FL, WI, VA, MD © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 9. Saluting our Speak Up 2011 Sponsors: © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 10. Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingsWashington DCApril 24 and May 23, 2012 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 11. Participate in Speak Up 2012! Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary Special online surveys to collect and report on the views of the K-12 students, teachers, librarians, administrators and parents on the role of technology within teaching and learning. Online surveys open: Oct 3 – Dec 21 Learn more @ www.tomorrow.org © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 12. What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 13. 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 Students want a more personalized learning environment © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 14. The New Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Personalized Un–tethered learning Learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 15. “Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized Learning” A special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc.© Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 16. Learning in the 21st Century:Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized Learning Key Findings 1. Mobile devices combined with social media is enabling more personalized learning – for both students and educators © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 17. Learning in the 21st Century:Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized Learning Key Findings 1. Mobile devices combined with social media is enabling more personalized learning – for both students and educators 2. Increased parental support for mobile learning is changing the conversation © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 18. Learning in the 21st Century:Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized Learning Key Findings 1. Mobile devices combined with social media is enabling more personalized learning – for both students and educators 2. Increased parental support for mobile learning is changing the conversation 3. Changing teacher practice is still a critical challenge © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 19. Learning in the 21st Century:Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized Learning Key Findings 1. Mobile devices combined with social media is enabling more personalized learning – for both students and educators 2. Increased parental support for mobile learning is changing the conversation 3. Changing teacher practice is still a critical challenge 4. Many schools and districts are exploring the use of student owned devices © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 20. Learning in the 21st Century:Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized Learning Key Findings 1. Mobile devices combined with social media is enabling more personalized learning – for both students and educators 2. Increased parental support for mobile learning is changing the conversation 3. Changing teacher practice is still a critical challenge 4. Many schools and districts are exploring the use of student owned devices 5. Future of mobile learning depends upon a shared vision for personalized learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 21. Students and their mobile devices Students’ personal access to mobile devices K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 82% 77% 52% 50% 48% 49% 37% 33% 25% 26% 21% 21% 18% 17% 17% 17% 18% 13% 8% 9% Cell phone (no Smartphone Digital reader MP3 Tablet device internet access) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 22. Change in student access to mobile devices– 2006 to 2011 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 23. What obstacles do students face using technology@ school? Students’ Top 5: 1. Websites that I need are blocked 59% 2. I cannot use my mobile device 55% 3. I cannot access social media tools 51% 4. Too many rules! 48% 5. Teachers limit our tech use 42% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 24. Let me use my own mobile device! Gr 9-12 59% Gr 6-8 56% Gr 3-5 27% BTW: I need more outlets for re-charging (34%)! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 25. Students have solutions!Option #1: Let me use my own tools and devices at schoolOption #2: Provide me with tools that replicate what I am already doing outside of school © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 26. Students and mobile learning How would you use a mobile device to help you with 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
  • 27. Students and mobile learning How would you use a mobile device to help you with 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
  • 28. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 29. How likely are you this year to allow students to use their own mobile devices for instructional purposes at school? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 30. How 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
  • 31. “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
  • 32. 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
  • 33. If 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
  • 34. If your child’s school allowed for the use of mobile devicesfor educational purposes, how likely is it that you wouldpurchase one for your child? Urban Suburban Rural Title 1 Likely 61% 59% 58% 57% Unlikely 13% 15% 13% 14% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 35. Parents’ Changing Views on the Benefits of MobileLearning – from 2009 to 2011 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 36. Parents & educators are also “mobilists!”• 67% of parents of school aged children have a smartphone; an increase of almost 3X from 2006.• In the past 3 years, teachers’ access to a smartphone has more than doubled from 20 percent in 2008 to 54 percent in 2011.• District office administrators are almost 2X as likely now to be carrying a tablet computer (55 percent) than a simple cellphone that does not have Internet access (31 percent).• Administrators with 1 to 3 years of experience only slightly more likely to use a smartphone or tablet than their peers with 16 or more years of experience as an administrator. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 37. Different Views of BYOT by District Administrators District Administrators who use a smartphone or tablet All District Administrators 41% 29% 19% 13% 13% 7%Currently evaluating a Currently piloting a BYOT Provide school owned BYOT approach approach devices for student use © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 38. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 39. Do we have a shared vision for the future of mobilelearning in our schools?Tools/apps for organizationTools/apps for collaboration Students Gr 3-5 Principals Schoolwide Internet access Teachers Parents School provided tablets Students Gr 6-12 Student owned devices 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 40. “Our students need to use the tools that are found in their world today and be ready to use the tools of tomorrow. Social media, onlineclasses, mobile devices and other tools will help them become global communicators, digital learners and be able to adapt to the rapidly changing world of technology.” District CTO/CIO, California © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 41. Panel DiscussionNorrie Hamby Alita Walker1st Grade Teacher 5th Grade TeacherMost Blessed Sacrament School Liberty Elementary SchoolBerlin MD Baltimore MDBailey MitchellChief Technology and Information OfficerForsyth County SchoolsForsyth GA © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 42. A big thank you to: © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 43. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org• 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• Presentations, podcasts and webinars• Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 44. Inviting all K-12 schools and districts toparticipate in Speak Up 2012! Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary Special online surveys to collect and report on the views of the K-12 students, teachers, librarians, administrators and parents on the role of technology within teaching and learning. Online surveys open: Oct 3 – Dec 21 Learn more @ www.tomorrow.org © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 45. How to use your Speak Up data  Input for planning  Justify budget and purchasing decisions  Inform new initiatives – as an evaluation tool .  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 . . . . . . . © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 46. 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 granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that thiscopyright 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

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