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The emergence of the
self-directed digital learner:
Speak Up 2013 National Results
Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO
Today’s Discussion:
 About Speak Up 2013
 Selected national findings from the research
 Panel discussion
 Your comment...
Panel of Experts
© 2013 Project Tomorrow
Woodward Academy - Georgia
Meghana Gundar, 12th grader
Cassie Van Orden, 11th gra...
ProjectTomorrow, a national
education nonprofit organization
Programs:
• Research & evaluation studies
• STEM education pr...
Annual national research project
 Using online surveys + focus groups
 Surveys for: K-12 Students,Teachers, Parents,
Adm...
 Learning & Teaching with Technology
 21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness
 Math and Science Ins...
K-12 Students 325,279
Teachers & Librarians 32,151
Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,986
School/District Administrators 4,...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Speak Up 2013
National Reports
 Students function as a “Digital Advance Team”
 Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging technologies
for learning
 ...
Social–based learning
Un–tethered learning
Digitally–rich learning
Students & Digital Learning
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
S...
A sampling of
Speak Up data findings
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Current uses of technology
Four types of technology usage for learning
 In school:
o teacher di...
Defining the self-directed learner
Uses digital tools and resources
outside of school to self direct
learning and self tea...
Defining the self-directed learner
Tools most often used include:
 Video
 Online tutorials
 Mobile apps
 Games
 Socia...
Defining the self-directed learner
Profile information:
 Self assess tech skills as advanced
 Gender differentiation by ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
15%
18%
31%
40%
49%
56%
13%
21%
22%
38%
50%
46%
Tweeted about an academic topic
Found an expert ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
“I use a program called scratch.This program creates
games and animations, and that is one thing...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
“I want to go into the medical field when I'm older and by
the use of surgery simulation at home...
Panel of Experts
© 2013 Project Tomorrow
Woodward Academy - Georgia
Meghana Gundar, 12th grader
Cassie Van Orden, 11th gra...
National Speak Up Findings and reports
Targeted and thematic reports
Digital learning trends
Mobile learning & social medi...
Thank you.
Let’s continue this conversation.
Julie Evans
Project Tomorrow
jevans@tomorrow.org
949-609-4660 x15
Twitter: Ju...
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  1. 1. The emergence of the self-directed digital learner: Speak Up 2013 National Results Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO
  2. 2. Today’s Discussion:  About Speak Up 2013  Selected national findings from the research  Panel discussion  Your comments, questions or thoughts Speak Up 2013 National Research Project: Views of K-12 Students © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  3. 3. Panel of Experts © 2013 Project Tomorrow Woodward Academy - Georgia Meghana Gundar, 12th grader Cassie Van Orden, 11th grade Kamehameha Schools - Hawaii: Makani DeRego, 11th grade Ho’ola’I Miday, 12th grade Kukila Sanborn 11th grade
  4. 4. ProjectTomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization Programs: • Research & evaluation studies • STEM education programs • Advocacy for digital learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Mission: To ensure that today’s students are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world.
  5. 5. 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 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  6. 6.  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction / Digital Writing  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety / Digital Footprints  Administrators’ Challenges / Bandwidth Capacity  Emerging Technologies both in & out of the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-texts  Educational Games, Social Media tools and applications  Flipped Classroom, Print to Digital, Online Assessments  Designing the 21st Century School Speak Up survey question themes (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  7. 7. 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 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  8. 8. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Speak Up 2013 National Reports
  9. 9.  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  Learning is a 24/7 enterprise; school time is only a small part of the learning day  Students want a more personalized learning environment – both in and out of school What have we learned over the past 11 years? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  10. 10. Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning Students & Digital Learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Student Vision for Digital Learning The self directed learner
  11. 11. A sampling of Speak Up data findings
  12. 12. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Current uses of technology Four types of technology usage for learning  In school: o teacher directed or sponsored o student self – initiated to support learning  Out of school time: o doing assignments and homework o supporting personal learning
  13. 13. Defining the self-directed learner Uses digital tools and resources outside of school to self direct learning and self teach skills that allow the student to pursue interests and passions
  14. 14. Defining the self-directed learner Tools most often used include:  Video  Online tutorials  Mobile apps  Games  Social Media
  15. 15. Defining the self-directed learner Profile information:  Self assess tech skills as advanced  Gender differentiation by tool and task  Equal distribution in different types of communities  Slightly skewed to middle school students
  16. 16. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 15% 18% 31% 40% 49% 56% 13% 21% 22% 38% 50% 46% Tweeted about an academic topic Found an expert online to answer questions Used online writing tools Watched a video to help with homework Played an online game to learn something Researched a website to learn more about a topic Boys Girls Middle School Students’ Use of Digital Tools for Self-Directed Learning Outside of School (Advanced Technology Users)
  17. 17. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 “I use a program called scratch.This program creates games and animations, and that is one thing I plan on being in the future. I take courses in school, and I make animations and games. So all I need to do, is see-through what this hobby can lead me to.” “Personally, gaming improves my thinking since you need faster reflexes to get a better score at a game.The games I'm playing currently encourage cooperation and that if you want to win the game, when it's either a shooting game or a strategy game, you need cooperation with your other teammates to be successful.” In their own words – self directed learning
  18. 18. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 “I want to go into the medical field when I'm older and by the use of surgery simulation at home it really interests me in what else I could do in the medical field and the different branches of medicine.” “I use technology to learn how to code. So far I have learned HTML and JavaScript. I like learning on my own, but sometimes I wish someone could teach me so I could get a better understanding of what I'm learning.“ In their own words – self directed learning
  19. 19. Panel of Experts © 2013 Project Tomorrow Woodward Academy - Georgia Meghana Gundar, 12th grader Cassie Van Orden, 11th grade Kamehameha Schools - Hawaii: Makani DeRego, 11th grade Ho’ola’I Miday, 12th grade Kukila Sanborn 11th grade
  20. 20. National Speak Up Findings and reports Targeted and thematic reports Digital learning trends Mobile learning & social media Print to digital migration Social learning Intelligent adaptive software Digital parent series Presentations, podcasts and webinars Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies Speak Up 2014 opens on October 6 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  21. 21. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT SpeakUpEd Copyright Project Tomorrow 2014 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. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
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