Speak Up: 10 Years of Student Voices

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  • 1. Speak Up: 10 Years of Student Voices on EducationalTechnology Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO June 11, 2013 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 2. About the Speak Up National Research Project Key findings from Speak Up 2012 – retrospective to 2003 Panel discussion Your thoughts, comments, ideas, questions Today’s Discussion Agenda (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 3. Meet our panel of experts (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Educators: DeLyn Beard 4th Grade Teacher (IN) Cary Fields MS Lang Arts Teacher (AZ) Leslie Garza District Administrator (TX) Deborah Wilson District IT Teacher (TX) Students: Kara Woodard Incoming 5th Grader (IN) Tanner Jackson Incoming 5th Grader (IN) Nathania Duarte Incoming 9th Grader (AZ) Eden Gunderson Incoming 9th Grader (AZ)
  • 4. ProjectTomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization Programs: • Research & evaluation studies • School and community programs • Events for students Mission: To ensure that today’s students are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 5. 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
  • 6.  Learning &Teaching withTechnology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development /Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  EmergingTechnologies both in & out of the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks  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 2013
  • 7. Many thanks to our K-12 National Champion Outreach Partners: (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 8. Saluting our Speak Up 2012 Sponsors: (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 9.  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
  • 10. Speak Up 2012 National Reports www.tomorrow.org/speakup (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 11. Digital Conversion K-12 Digital Learner Personalized Learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 12. Personalized Learning A shift in what we do, but also in our attitudes and values (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 13. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets 10 years of Speak Up Views and ideas of + 2.5 million K-12 students since 2003 3rd graders in 2003 = 12th graders in 2012
  • 14. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Did you know? Speak Up was born in Rosedale, Mississippi Shared Speak Up data with Congress 15 times The 3rd graders in 2003 just graduated from high school in 2012
  • 15. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets What were the big questions in 2003? Do you have an email account? Do you have an IM screen name? Do you own a CD burner?
  • 16. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets What were the big questions in 2003? Do you have an email account? Do you have an IM screen name? Do you own a CD burner? How do you want to use technology for learning? What obstacles do you face?
  • 17.  Students function as a “Digital AdvanceTeam”  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  The emergence of the digital learner Speak Up National Findings: 2003 - 2013 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 18. Warm Up Interactive Exercise (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 19. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 20. A DIGITAL LEARNER (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 21. In my life, I ……..  Play online and video games regularly (50%)  Take tests online for school (43%)  Have a tablet – not school provided (43%)  Use the Internet for homework at least a few days a week (32%)  Want more Internet access at school (55%)  Think science would be more interesting in an online class (23%) (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 22. Who is . . . . . ? 1. 3rd grade girl 2. 6th grade boy 3. 9th grade girl 4. 12th grade boy (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 23. Who is a 3rd grade girl? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 24. In my life, I ……..  Play online and video games regularly (50%)  Take tests online for school (43%)  Have a tablet – not school provided (43%)  Use the Internet for homework at least a few days a week (32%)  Want more Internet access at school (55%)  Think science would be more interesting in an online class (23%) (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 25. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Enabling technologies: what tools and resources are digital learners using? Empowering opportunities: how are they using these tools for learning? Engaging aspirations: what are their expectations for digital learning?
  • 26. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Enabling technologies: what tools and resources are digital learners using?
  • 27. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Grade 3 Students Grade 6 Students Grade 9 Students Grade 12 Students Personal smartphone 41% 59% 75% 82% Personal tablet 44% 53% 48% 40% Personal laptop 61% 68% 69% 73% School provided smartphone 8% 6% 5% 3% School provided tablet 16% 18% 14% 17% School provided laptop 27% 30% 27% 29% Mobile device access – personal and school provided
  • 28. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Grade 3 Students Grade 6 Students Grade 9 Students Grade 12 Students Personal smartphone 41% 59% 75% 82% Personal tablet 44% 53% 48% 40% Personal laptop 61% 68% 69% 73% Mobile device access – personal and school provided Allowed to use at school? • Only 9% say they can use their own tablet • Only 18% of seniors say they can use their own laptop
  • 29. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Internet access – new perspectives “My internet access is through a mobile, 3G/4G device” Grade 6-8 56% Grade 9-12 68%
  • 30. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Internet access – new perspectives 2003 to 2012: 6% of K-12 students say they do not have home Internet access – no change in 10 years But 40% of these students in grades 6-8 and 52% in grades 9-12 say they are accessing the Internet– but it’s on a mobile device!
  • 31. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Social media – tools to connect, collaborate, create Texting: 71% of Gr 9-12, 63% of Gr 6-8 growth of 44% since 2008 Twitter: 3 out of 10 students in Gr 6-12 Videos: 30% of students in Gr 6-8 only 15% in 2007
  • 32. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Social media – tools to connect, collaborate, create Massively multi-player online games (MMOG) ¼ of students in Gr 6-8 Facebook 53% of students in Gr 9-12 decrease of 21% since 2007
  • 33. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets 4% 36% 29% 32% 12% 7% 40% 26% 16% 12% 0 accounts 1 to 5 accounts 6 to 10 accounts 11 to 19 accounts 20+ accounts Students Gr 9-12 Students Gr 6-8 How many online accounts do you have?
  • 34. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Empowering opportunities: how are students using digital tools for learning?
  • 35. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Teacher – directed use of technology in the classroom:  Accessing class info on a school portal 74%  Creating a multi-media presentation 47%  Taking an online test 41%  Using an online textbook 35%
  • 36. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Student directed use of technology for learning Grade 6 students Grade 9 students Grade 12 students Texting with classmates about assignments 39% 65% 67% Using Facebook to collaborate with classmates on a school project 19% 35% 40% Taking photos of school assignments of materials using my mobile device 11% 28% 35% Watch a video I find online to help with homework 29% 30% 33% Using Twitter to communicate or to follow others 7% 20% 25% Communicate with classmates using a webcam, Skype or online chat 20% 29% 25% Using a mobile app to keep schoolwork organized 15% 24% 25% Texting with my teacher 7% 11% 20%
  • 37. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Obstacles, barriers, challenges It’s really all about access! From 2003 to 2012 …..
  • 38. Top obstacles in 2003 1. Internet too slow 2. Filters & firewalls 3. Not enough computers 4. Computers are old 5. Software is old (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Obstacles to using tech @ school
  • 39. Top obstacles in 2003 1. Internet too slow 2. Filters & firewalls 3. Not enough computers 4. Computers are old 5. Software is old Top obstacles in 2012 1. Filters & firewalls 2. Cannot access my social media 3. Cannot use my mobile 4. Too many rules! 5. Cannot use texting (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Obstacles to using tech @ school
  • 40. Top obstacles in 2003 1. Internet too slow 2. Filters & firewalls 3. Not enough computers 4. Computers are old 5. Software is old Top obstacles in 2012 1. Filters & firewalls 2. Cannot access my social media 3. Cannot use my mobile 4. Too many rules! 5. Cannot use texting (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Obstacles to using tech @ school Access to school tools! Access to my tools!
  • 41. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Engaging aspirations: what are students’ expectations for digital learning?
  • 42. Students are multi-mobilists! Students’ Philosophy: it just makes sense to use different devices for different tasks Create a presentation? Communicate w/classmates & teacher? Read a book or article? Take notes in class? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 43. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Schoolwork Tasks First Choice Second Choice Create a presentation Laptop (69%) Tablet (31%) Communicate with classmates Smartphone (68%) Laptop (38%) Collaborate on a school project Laptop (59%) Tablet (34%) Follow experts on Twitter Smartphone (54%) Laptop (42%) Create a video Laptop (50%) Smartphone (40%) Take notes in class Laptop (46%) Tablet (45%) Read a book or article Digital reader (44%) Tablet (41%) Different academic tasks demand different devices
  • 44. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Personalization benefits Students Grades 9-12: 2009 Students Grades 9-12: 2012 I would be in control of my learning 40% 57% I could work at my own pace 51% 56% It would be easier for me to review course materials as often as I wish 29% 46% I would have a greater sense of independence 28% 42% It would be easier for me to be successful in class 28% 35% Online learning – it is all about personalization!
  • 45. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets My ideal science class Collaborating with classmates on real world problems 61% Using animations/simulations to visualize concepts 41% Using mobile device to video lessons to review later 37% Understanding science thru virtual/augmented reality 34% Accessing an online textbook through my mobile device 34% Texting my teacher during class with my questions 28% Taking an online class 24%
  • 46. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning? Do we have a shared vision for digital learning? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 47. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Do we have a shared vision of the future of digital learning? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Online classes Use own mobile device Games Digital textbooks Social media tools Tablets Schoolwide Internet Principals Teachers Parents Students
  • 48. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Speak Up 2012 National Findings From Chalkboards toTablets Enabling technologies: what tools and resources are digital learners using? Empowering opportunities: how are they using these tools for learning? Engaging aspirations: what are their expectations for digital learning?
  • 49. Meet our panel of experts (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Educators: DeLyn Beard 4th Grade Teacher (IN) Cary Fields MS Lang Arts Teacher (AZ) Leslie Garza District Administrator (TX) Deborah Wilson District IT Teacher (TX) Students: Kara Woodard Incoming 5th Grader (IN) Tanner Jackson Incoming 5th Grader (IN) Nathania Duarte Incoming 9th Grader (AZ) Eden Gunderson Incoming 9th Grader (AZ)
  • 50. 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 New digital parent series Presentations, podcasts and webinars Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 51. Birds of a Feather SessionTODAY More Speak Up? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Beyond Listening: Acting on Students’ Ideas for Digital Learning Room 213 Join us!
  • 52. 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 2013 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 2013