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  • Release of Speak Up 2008 National Findings Meet the New “Digital Advance Team” – America’s K-12 Students Speak Up 2008 Congressional Briefing Washington DC March 24, 2009
    • Annual national research project
      • Online surveys + focus groups
      • Open for all K-12 schools
      • Schools/districts get back their own data for planning and budgeting
    • Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations
      • K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators
    • Inform policies & programs
      • Analysis and reporting – national reports, state reports, district reports
      • Services: custom reports, consulting services, webinars
      • NCES back end database – provide statistically significant samplings
    • 6 years of empowering authentic voices – since 2003:
      • 1.3 million K-12 students
      • 103,000 teachers
      • 54,000 parents
      • 6,300 school leaders
      • 18,000 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia
    What is Speak Up? 1.5 million respondents
    • Speak Up is facilitated annually
    • by Project Tomorrow
    • (formerly known as NetDay)
    Project Tomorrow is the nation’s leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education.
  • Thank you to our Congressional Sponsors: Rep. Judy Biggert Rep. Ruben Hinojosa Rep. Mark Kirk Rep. Dennis Rehberg Rep. Mike Ross Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
  • We would like to recognize our Speak Up 2008 Sponsors:
  • And the support of our Speak Up 2008 National Champion Outreach Partners: + 75 other national education associations & nonprofit groups
  • Thank you for the use of the 21 st century learning tools
  • Audience Response: How did you get your morning news today?
    • TV morning show
    • Radio broadcast
    • Print newspaper
    • Online news site
    • News sent to my smartphone
    • Overheard at Starbucks
    • I avoid the news!
  • Agenda: Speak Up 2008 National Findings Release
    • Welcomes Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow
    • Kathy Bihr, Tiger Woods Learning Center
    • Chris Rother, CDW-G
    • Remarks US Representative Dennis Rehberg
    • Laura Abshire, Office of Re. Mike Ross
    • Release of National Julie Evans
    • Findings
    • Special Video Students “Speak Up” to President Obama
    • Panel Discussion High school students from American and
    • Q & A Australian schools
    • Closing Mick Adkisson, SMART Technologies
  • Speak Up 2008 National Findings Release Welcome Katherine E. Bihr, Ed.D. Vice President and Executive Director Tiger Woods Learning Center Foundation Member of the Project Tomorrow Board of Directors
  • Speak Up 2008 National Findings Release Welcome Christina V. Rother Group Vice President, Public Sector CDW Government Inc. Speak Up Sponsor
  • Speak Up 2008 National Findings Release Remarks US Representative Dennis Rehberg Montana
  • Speak Up 2008 National Findings Release Remarks Laura Abshire Legislative Director Office of US Representative Mike Ross Arkansas
  • Speak Up 2008 National Findings Release Who am I? Gender Grade Tech Self – Assessment (Advanced, Average, Beginner)
  • Who am I? Profile characteristics:
    • Wishes for their ultimate school
      • Digital media tools (31%)
      • High tech science tools (39%)
      • Online tools for organization (35%)
    • Access to mobile devices:
      • MP3 player (44%)
      • Game player (53%)
      • Laptop (44%)
    Participates in virtual reality environments (39%) Uses Internet for schoolwork research (51%) and takes tests online (35%)
  • Audience Response: Who am I?
    • Girl
    • Boy
  • Audience Response: Who am I?
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 12
    • College Student
    • Teacher
  • Audience Response: Who am I?
    • Advanced Tech User
    • Average Tech User
    • Beginner Tech User
  • Who am I? Profile characteristics:
    • Wishes for their ultimate school
      • Digital media tools (31%)
      • High tech science tools (39%)
      • Online tools for organization (35%)
    • Access to mobile devices:
      • MP3 player (44%)
      • Game player (53%)
      • Laptop (44%)
    Participates in virtual reality environments (39%) Uses Internet for schoolwork research (51%) and takes tests online (35%)
  • Audience Response: Who am I?
  • Who am I? 3 rd Grade Girl – Average Tech Skills
  • Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” America’s K-12 Students Adopting/adapting technologies for learning Tech trend setters Their use predicts widespread acceptance Out of school use drives in school use Pace car for others Teachers ultimately catch up
  • Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Let’s listen in and learn! Suggestion: Use as input for decisions on how to effectively leverage the historic stimulus funds
    • K-12 Students 281,500
    • Teachers 29,644
    • Parents (in English & Spanish) 21,309
    • School/District Administrators 3,114
    • Schools 4,379
    • Districts 868
    • States All 50
      • Top 10: TX, CA, AZ, AL, IL, MD, FL, NC, NE, WI
      • A bout Speak Up Schools:
          • 95% public, 3% private, 2% virtual
          • 35% urban, 32% suburban, 33% rural
          • 45% Title 1 eligible
          • 34% majority-minority student population
    National Speak Up 2008 Participation
      • Learning & Teaching with Technology
      • Web 2.0 in Education
      • Broadband Access & Policy
      • 21 st Century Skills: Information and Media Literacy Skills
      • Science Instruction & Global Competitiveness
      • Emerging Technologies in the Classroom
        • Mobile Devices
        • Online Learning
        • Digital Content
      • Designing the 21st Century School
    Speak Up 2008 survey question themes
    • “ Imagine you are the President and your #1 education goal is to make sure every student is prepared for the jobs and careers of the future. What is the one thing you would do to improve schools?”
    Special Speak Up 2008 Question
    • “ Imagine you are the President and your #1 education goal is to make sure every student is prepared for the jobs and careers of the future. What is the one thing you would do to improve schools?”
    Special Speak Up 2008 Question over 150,000 responses from students nationwide! New video: today is the world premiere!
    • Students, teachers, parents &
    • administrators
    • Activities,
    • Attitudes & Aspirations
    • Disconnects & Differences
    • Trends & Leverage Points
    Speak Up 2008 National Data Release
  • Audience Response: After writing assignments and Internet research, what is the #1 way that students grades 6-12 are using technology for schoolwork?
    • Creating ppts and videos
    • Communicating with others
    • Taking online tests
    • Accessing class information
    • Playing games
  • How are students using technology for schoolwork?
  • How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school?
  • How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school? Students say: Not very!
    • Top responses:
    • School filters and firewalls block websites I need
    • Teachers limit our technology use
    • Too many rules!
        • Cannot use my own devices
        • Cannot access my communications tools
        • Rules that limit use of my school’s technology
    Besides time, what are the major obstacles students face using technology at your school?
    • Top responses:
    • Let me use my own laptop, cell phone or mobile device
    • Give me unlimited Internet access
    • Let me access my school projects from any computer – home or at school
    How schools make it easier for students to work electronically?
    • The mobile learner
    • It’s a Web 2.0 World
    • “ I’ll take that class to go!”
    • The ultimate online textbook
    • Exploring STEM careers
    Digital Advance Team Trends
    • The mobile learner
      • Cell phones
      • Laptops
      • MP3 players
      • Smartphones & PDAs
    Digital Advance Team Trends
  • The Mobile Learner
    • Communications
      • Email teachers, classmates
      • Access personal websites
    • Collaborations
      • Projects and calendars
    • Creativity
      • Create/share documents, videos
    • Productivity
      • Research, downloads, ed games
      • Get alerts and reminders
    How students want to use mobile devices to support learning
  • How students want to use mobile devices to support learning
    • It’s a Web 2.0 World
    Digital Advance Team Trends
      • How are students using Web 2.0 tools?
        • Communications
        • Creation
        • Collaboration
        • Contribution
    Digital Advance Team Trends
  • Web 2.0 Applications
  • How are students using Web 2.0 tools for schoolwork? Significant changes from 2007: Email/IM/Text Using social networking site to collaborate with classmates 150% 27%
    • “ I’ll take that class to go!”
        • Online learning
    Digital Advance Team Trends
  • Online learning and K-12 students Current online learning experience: 16% of high school students 14% of middle school students
  • Online learning and K-12 students Is there interest in taking online classes? Yes! Interest in taking an online class: + 40% of high school students + 35% of middle school students + 15% of students grades 3-5
  • Online learning and K-12 students Is there interest in taking online classes? Yes! Interest in taking an online class: + 40% of high school students + 35% of middle school students 21% 46%
    • Puts me in control of my learning (47%)
    • Easier to review class materials (38%)
    • Easier for me to succeed (32%)
    • More comfortable asking questions (29%)
    • More motivated to learn (27%)
    How would online classes make school more interesting for students ?
  • Policy: Online class requirement for high school graduation?
    • The ultimate online textbook
    • What if . . . . students designed
    • that new textbook?
    Digital Advance Team Trends
      • Desired features:
      • Electronic notes and highlighting (63%)
      • Self assessments (62%)
      • Links to real time data (52%)
      • Games (57%) and simulations (55%)
      • Powerpoint presentations of lectures (55%)
      • Access to online tutors (53%)
      • Download info to my mobile device (53%)
      • Create own podcasts and videocasts (48%)
    Students design an online textbook
    • Exploring STEM careers
    Digital Advance Team Trends
  • Exploring STEM Careers
    • Top responses:
    • Meet with successful career professionals
    • Work part time jobs in the fields
    • Use tools professionals use
    • Day in the Life podcasts and videos
    Exploring STEM careers What would increase your interest?
      • Is your school doing a good job
      • preparing students for jobs of the future?
      • Is your school doing a good job preparing students for jobs of the future?
    Response: Yes Principals 56% Teachers 42%
      • Is your school doing a good job preparing students for jobs of the future?
    Response: Yes Principals 56% Teachers 42% Parents 32% Students 39%
  • What if you could design the ultimate school . . . . what technologies would have the greatest impact on your learning? Many districts are looking at this data to inform stimulus funding decisions
    • Digital media tools for creating projects
    • Games and virtual simulations
    • Personal laptops for each student
    • Student access to email and IM at school
    • Using mobile devices for learning
    • Online classes
    • Digital content
    Audience Response: What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
    • Students in Kindergarten thru 12 th grade say the same thing every year:
    What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
    • Students in Kindergarten thru 12 th grade say the same thing every year:
    What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning? “ Give me a laptop for my personal use at school and at home”
  • What if you could design the ultimate school?
  • Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team” Are we listening?
  • Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team”
    • Are we listening?
    • Un-tether learning
    • New learning spaces
    • Social based learning
    • Digital resources add relevancy
    • Go beyond classroom walls
  • Speak Up 2008 National Findings Release Meet our panel of experts Brittany Herring Eric Schott Digital Harbor HS Perry Hall HS Jessica Nixon Brenda Shah Forest Park HS Perry Hall HS Juan Peralta Samantha Wettasinghe Digital Harbor HS Forest Park HS Courtney Riordan Our Lady of Mercy College
  • Speak Up 2008 National Findings Release Closing comments Mick Adkisson Manager, Education Advocacy SMART Technologies
  • More data and reports are available on our website: www.tomorrow.org Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [email_address] 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2009. 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.