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         Speak Up 2009 Research Project
         National and Ca...
Defining 21st century education . . .

  “I believe that the purpose of education is not to make men
  carpenters, but to ...
Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions

   What are the expectations of today’s students
    for technology use within edu...
Today’s Agenda:

  Learn: from key stakeholders about
 emerging technologies and education

  Reflect: on your current p...
What is Speak Up?
    Annual national research project
        Online surveys + focus groups
        Open for all K-12 ...
Speak Up is facilitated annually
          by Project Tomorrow
      (formerly known as NetDay)



         Project Tomorr...
Speak Up survey question themes

       Learning & Teaching with Technology
       21st Century Skills: Digital Citizens...
Why do schools & districts participate in Speak Up?

Collect unique data from stakeholders

Give stakeholders a voice in n...
Speak Up 2009 Research Project

National and California Findings

      Student vision
      Educator response
      Tr...
National Speak Up 2009 Participation: 370,565

    K-12 Students                                 299,677
    Teachers   ...
National Speak Up 2009 Participation: 370,565


  About our K-12 Schools:
      97% public, 3% private

       38%    ur...
California Speak Up 2009 Participation: 33,002




    K-12 Students:                                 25,757
    Teachers:...
First Speak Up 2009 Report
   Released March 16, 2010




     Creating Our Future:
Students Speak Up about their Vision
 ...
Second Speak Up 2009 report
    Released May 5, 2010




     Unleashing the Future:
 Educators Speak Up about the Use of
...
Speak Up Data Findings




                Who am I?

        Interactive Exercise



                   © Project Tomorro...
Who am I? Profile characteristics:
   Access to mobile devices:
        MP3 player (44%)
        Game player (53%)        ...
Audience Response: Who am I?


           1. Kindergarten Boy
           2. 3rd Grade Girl
           3. 7th Grade Boy
   ...
Who am I?




            © Project Tomorrow 2010
Who am I?
    3rd Grade Girl with Average Tech Skills




                 © Project Tomorrow 2010
Who am I? Profile characteristics:
   Access to mobile devices:
        MP3 player (44%)
        Game player (53%)        ...
Sampling of Key Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2009



   Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults

   Stude...
Introducing the “Digital Advance Team”

  Today’s K-12 Students
  Adopting/adapting technologies for learning
  Tech trend...
Result:

A new uniquely “student vision”
for leveraging emerging
technologies to drive
achievement and educational
product...
Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up
about their Vision for 21st Century Learning

Three Essential Elements in the Stude...
Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up
about their Vision for 21st Century Learning

Three Essential Elements


  Social–...
Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up
about their Vision for 21st Century Learning

Three Essential Elements


  Un–teth...
Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up
about their Vision for 21st Century Learning

Three Essential Elements


  Digital...
Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up
about their Vision for 21st Century Learning

Three Essential Elements


  Social–...
Students’ use of technology for communication
  and collaboration outside of school


                                    ...
Students’ use of collaboration and communications
  tools for school work

         Peer
                                 ...
Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up
about their Vision for 21st Century Learning

Three Essential Elements


  Un–teth...
California students have a lot of personal
devices that they would like to use in school

  Personal device   K-2         ...
Students face obstacles using technology at
  school

Top responses from CA students:

1.   I cannot use my mobile device ...
How schools could make it easier to use
 technology – the student point of view

 CA Students say:

 1.   Let me use my ow...
Audience response

Besides communications and research,
how do CA students say that using “mobile
devices” in school will ...
Audience response

Besides communications and research,
how do CA students say that using “mobile
devices” in school will ...
Besides communications and research,
how do CA students say that using “mobile
devices” in school will help them with
scho...
Students believe that mobile devices can enhance
  personal productivity


    Communicate with classmates                ...
Students’ suggested use of mobile devices for
  learning purposes


      Look up information on Internet                 ...
   CA Parents’ beliefs about the potential benefits
    of using mobile devices for instructional
    purposes
     Incre...
   CA Teachers’ beliefs about the potential benefits
    of using mobile devices for instructional
    purposes
     Incr...
   CA Teachers’ biggest concern about using
    mobile devices at school


   While 48% of teachers say that the greates...
CA Teachers’ other concerns about using
 mobile devices at school


    Distraction                             68%
    ...
Administrators’ perspectives on mobile devices
within learning


   66% of administrators say that the greatest
    benef...
Administrators’ perspectives on mobile devices
within learning


   What prevents administrators from allowing
    studen...
CA Parents’ willingness to purchase mobile
devices for their child to use at school


    No Opinion/            School
  ...
Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up
about their Vision for 21st Century Learning

Three Essential Elements


    Digit...
How students are currently using digital
   resources for schoolwork

                                                    ...
Students value the use of games for learning



               Connect subject to real world                       35%


 ...
Students’ desires for the features and
functionality of online textbooks


  Three themes emerge from the data:


       ...
Students want their online textbooks to be
  interactive and relevant

                                                   ...
Students want their online textbooks to have tools
  that facilitate collaboration


       Communicate                   ...
Students want to use their digital textbooks to
  personalize learning

         El ectroni c                             ...
Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up
about their Vision for 21st Century Learning

Three Essential Elements in the Stude...
Unleashing the Future:
Educators “Speak Up” about the Use of
Emerging Technologies for Learning



    What is the value p...
Audience response

Who do you think is most “bullish” on the
importance of effective use of technology for
student success...
Audience response

Who do you think is most “bullish” on the
importance of effective use of technology for
student success...
What is the value proposition for
technology in education?

         How important is technology to your students'
       ...
CA Teachers: How has your use of technology
within instruction impacted your students?


Top responses:

More motivated to...
CA Teachers: How has the use of technology
improved your effectiveness as a teacher?

 Top responses:
 Better organized   ...
What challenges do administrators
 say are “waking them up” in the
       middle of the night?




            © Project T...
Wake up issues for administrators


   District Administrators say:               Principals say:


   Funding (66%)   ...
Tech challenges for administrators


   Besides funding, what issues are the most
    challenging for your district?

   ...
Tech challenges for administrators


   Besides funding, what issues are the most
    challenging for your district?

   ...
Administrators talk about barriers and
emerging technologies

   Besides funding, what barriers prevent you from
    impl...
Administrators talk about barriers and
emerging technologies

   Besides funding, what barriers prevent you from
    impl...
CA Teachers “Speak Up”
What technology are you using in your classroom to
enhance student achievement?


 Accessing the In...
CA Teachers “Speak Up”
What technology are you using in your classroom to
enhance student achievement?


 Accessing the In...
CA Pre-service Teachers “Speak Up”

 What tech tools are you learning to use in your
 methods class?

 Top vote getters:
 ...
CA Pre-service Teachers “Speak Up”

 What tech tools are you learning to use in your
 methods class?

 Bottom vote getters...
CA Teachers & Professional Development


   25% have participated in a 100% online course
   32% would like their distri...
CA Teachers & Professional Development


   25% have participated in a 100% online course
   32% would like their distri...
CA Teachers & Professional Development


   25% have participated in a 100% online course
   32% would like their distri...
Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions

   What are the expectations of today’s students
    for technology use within edu...
Imagine you are designing the
          ultimate school.

 Which technology tools and services
would have the greatest pos...
Imagine you are designing the
          ultimate school.

 Which technology tools and services
would have the greatest pos...
Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up
about their Vision for 21st Century Learning

Three Essential Elements in the Stude...
Audience response

Which stakeholder group do you think had the
largest percentage increase in regular use of a
social net...
Which stakeholder group do you think had the
largest increase in regular use of a social
networking site from 2008 to 2009...
Unleashing the Future: Educators “Speak Up” about
the use of Emerging Technologies for Learning

                       Ul...
Unleashing the Future: Educators “Speak Up” about
the use of Emerging Technologies for Learning

                   Ultima...
Unleashing the Future: Educators “Speak Up” about
the use of Emerging Technologies for Learning

                 Ultimate...
A vision for education in 2019

  “School will become a 24 hour around the clock opportunity
  with students logging into ...
Unleashing the Future
Top Ten Recommendations:

1.    Embrace social-based learning
2.    Incorporate online collaboration...
Having a voice

   CA Students like to be more involved in education
    decisions at their school


         82% would l...
More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org


   National Speak Up Findings

   Additional data analysis from Speak Up 2009

   Pre...
Plan now to participate in Speak Up 2010!

Online surveys available for:
K-12 students
Parents (in Spanish too!)          ...
Thank you.
      Let’s continue this conversation.

                     Julie Evans
                  Project Tomorrow
  ...
If time allows or for self review:




          Additional Findings from Speak Up 2009


                           Math ...
CA Students:
Math and STEM Career Exploration

                                 Why is it important to learn math?

      ...
CA Parents:
Math and STEM Career Exploration

Why do parents think math is important to their child’s
success?

 To devel...
CA Students:
Math and STEM Career Exploration

                                How do you want to learn math?


      Solv...
CA Students:
Math and STEM Career Exploration

                              Interest in STEM Careers


 Maybe/somewhat
  ...
CA Students:
Math and STEM Career Exploration

 Yes, I am interested: What would increase your interest in a STEM
 career?...
CA Students:
Math and STEM Career Exploration

 Yes, I am interested: What would increase your interest in a STEM career?
...
CA Parents:
Math and STEM Career Exploration
 Parents: Which of these areas are you likely to
 encourage your child to pur...
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  1. 1. Ed Tech Support Network Tech SETS Advisory SDCOE Staff Speak Up 2009 Research Project National and California Findings K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers, Administrators & Pre-Service Teachers May 7, 2010 Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org © Project Tomorrow 2010
  2. 2. Defining 21st century education . . . “I believe that the purpose of education is not to make men carpenters, but to make carpenters men. To be competitive in a workplace that is changing and will change continuously throughout our careers, my peers and I need to be able to read and understand new information at a level never before prevalent. This should be, however, a familiar aim for the forces of academia, however, since what we must learn, in essence, is to learn. I would ensure a broad and balanced education that exposes every student to rigorous inquiry in every discipline, from physics to pottery and makes them active participants in the process of inquiry and learning.” 11th grade student Pittsburgh PA © Project Tomorrow 2010
  3. 3. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions  What are the expectations of today’s students for technology use within education?  How does that student vision for 21st century learning compare with the educators’ vision?  How well are today’s schools meeting the expectations of students?  Are we appropriately preparing our teachers (current and future) to support this new vision? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  4. 4. Today’s Agenda:  Learn: from key stakeholders about emerging technologies and education  Reflect: on your current plans and practices  Create: new conversations & ideas Speak Up Research Project: Views of Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators & Pre-Service Teachers Special emphasis on data from California stakeholders © Project Tomorrow 2010
  5. 5. What is Speak Up?  Annual national research project  Online surveys + focus groups  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Schools/districts/colleges get back their own data for planning and budgeting  Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations  K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators + Pre-Service Teachers  Inform policies & programs  Analysis and reporting – national reports, state reports, district reports  Services: custom reports, consulting with districts and state agencies  NCES back end database – provide statistically significant samplings  7 years of empowering authentic voices – since 2003:  1.6 million K-12 students  142,000 teachers 1.85 million respondents  82,000 parents  10,500 school leaders  23,000 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia © Project Tomorrow 2010
  6. 6. Speak Up is facilitated annually by Project Tomorrow (formerly known as NetDay) Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org) is the leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education. © Project Tomorrow 2010
  7. 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  Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications  Designing the 21st Century School © Project Tomorrow 2010
  8. 8. Why do schools & districts participate in Speak Up? Collect unique data from stakeholders Give stakeholders a voice in national/state policy Support specific initiatives such as digital content, online learning, mobile devices, 1:1 programs or new teacher professional development programs Model for students the value of civic engagement and being part of a national discussion Recognition as an innovation leader Demonstrate to students, teachers and parents that their ideas are valued by their education leaders Understand the future of K-12 education © Project Tomorrow 2010
  9. 9. Speak Up 2009 Research Project National and California Findings  Student vision  Educator response  Trends to watch  Discussion © Project Tomorrow 2010
  10. 10. National Speak Up 2009 Participation: 370,565  K-12 Students 299,677  Teachers 38,642  Parents (in English & Spanish) 26,312  School/District Administrators 3,947  Schools / Districts 5,757 / 1,215  Pre-Service Teachers 1,987  Schools of Education 71 Top Participating States (# of participants) Top 12: TX, AZ, AL, CA, FL, MD, PA, NC, AR, MO, NY, IL © Project Tomorrow 2010
  11. 11. National Speak Up 2009 Participation: 370,565 About our K-12 Schools:  97% public, 3% private  38% urban, 31% suburban, 32% rural  54% Title 1 eligible – indicating community poverty  42% majority-minority student population About our Schools of Education/Aspiring Teachers  89% four year public institutions  2/3 undergraduates; 1/3 graduate students © Project Tomorrow 2010
  12. 12. California Speak Up 2009 Participation: 33,002 K-12 Students: 25,757 Teachers: 2,501 Parents: 4,026 Administrators: 280 Pre-Service Teachers: 438 © Project Tomorrow 2010
  13. 13. First Speak Up 2009 Report Released March 16, 2010 Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Speak Up 2009 National Findings: K-12 Students & Parents © Project Tomorrow 2010
  14. 14. Second Speak Up 2009 report Released May 5, 2010 Unleashing the Future: Educators Speak Up about the Use of Emerging Technologies for Learning Speak Up 2009 National Findings Teachers, Aspiring Teachers & Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2010
  15. 15. Speak Up Data Findings Who am I? Interactive Exercise © Project Tomorrow 2010
  16. 16. Who am I? Profile characteristics: Access to mobile devices: MP3 player (44%) Game player (53%) Participates Laptop (44%) in immersive virtual reality Uses Internet for research environments (51%) and online (39%) assessments (35%) Wishes for their ultimate school Online textbooks (29%) High tech science tools (39%) Online tools for organization (35%) © Project Tomorrow 2010
  17. 17. Audience Response: Who am I? 1. Kindergarten Boy 2. 3rd Grade Girl 3. 7th Grade Boy 4. 10th Grade Girl 5. Teacher © Project Tomorrow 2010
  18. 18. Who am I? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  19. 19. Who am I? 3rd Grade Girl with Average Tech Skills © Project Tomorrow 2010
  20. 20. Who am I? Profile characteristics: Access to mobile devices: MP3 player (44%) Game player (53%) Participates Laptop (44%) in immersive virtual reality Uses Internet for research environments (51%) and online (39%) assessments (35%) Wishes for their ultimate school Online textbooks (29%) High tech science tools (39%) Online tools for organization (35%) © Project Tomorrow 2010
  21. 21. Sampling of Key Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2009  Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults  Students’ frustrations with the lack of technology use in school  Lack of relevancy in education exacerbated  Students function as a “Digital Advance Team”  Students adopt and adapt emerging technologies for learning  Introducing the “Free Agent Learner” © Project Tomorrow 2010
  22. 22. Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Today’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 © Project Tomorrow 2010
  23. 23. Result: A new uniquely “student vision” for leveraging emerging technologies to drive achievement and educational productivity © Project Tomorrow 2010
  24. 24. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Three Essential Elements in the Student Vision  Social–based learning  Un–tethered learning  Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2010
  25. 25. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Three Essential Elements  Social–based learning Students want to leverage emerging communications and collaboration tools to create personal networks of experts © Project Tomorrow 2010
  26. 26. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Three Essential Elements  Un–tethered learning Students envision technology-enabled learning that transcends classroom walls © Project Tomorrow 2010
  27. 27. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Three Essential Elements  Digitally–rich learning Students see the use of relevancy-based digital tools, content and resources as key to education productivity © Project Tomorrow 2010
  28. 28. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Three Essential Elements  Social–based learning  Communication and collaboration tools © Project Tomorrow 2010
  29. 29. Students’ use of technology for communication and collaboration outside of school 72% Communicate with others (IM, email, text) 66% Update profile Communicate with others (social 43% G9-12th networking, discussion boards, chats) G6-8th 22% G3-5th Contribute to a blog 18% Contribute to a wiki 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  30. 30. Students’ use of collaboration and communications tools for school work Peer 51% communi cati ons Col l aborati ons thru 34% SN Teacher 28% communi cati ons Pos t to bl ogs wi ki s 12% Tweet or mi crobl og 11% G9-12 G6-8 Onl i ne communi ti es 10% G3-5 Onl i ne tutori ng 8% Gl obal 7% col l aborati ons 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  31. 31. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Three Essential Elements  Un–tethered learning  Using mobile devices  Online learning © Project Tomorrow 2010
  32. 32. California students have a lot of personal devices that they would like to use in school Personal device K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Laptop 41% 37% 58% 55% Cell phone 21% 29% 62% 65% Smart phone 11% 14% 23% 30% MP 3 44% 53% 80% 84% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  33. 33. Students face obstacles using technology at school Top responses from CA students: 1. I cannot use my mobile device (42%) 2. School filters and firewalls block websites I need (40%) 3. Teachers limit our technology use (30%) 4. Too many rules! (26%)  Cannot access my communications tools  Rules that limit use of my school’s technology © Project Tomorrow 2010
  34. 34. How schools could make it easier to use technology – the student point of view CA Students say: 1. Let me use my own mobile device (54%) 2. Give me unlimited Internet access on campus (38%) 3. Let me use my own laptop (37%) 4. Access my school projects from any computer – home or at school (37%) 5. I want to access my social networking site and communications tools (32%) © Project Tomorrow 2010
  35. 35. Audience response Besides communications and research, how do CA students say that using “mobile devices” in school will help them with schoolwork? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  36. 36. Audience response Besides communications and research, how do CA students say that using “mobile devices” in school will help them with schoolwork? Choose top response: A. Access social networking site B. Access online textbooks C. Play educational games D. Share documents, videos and podcasts E. Receive reminders and alerts F. Take videos of class presentations or labs to review later © Project Tomorrow 2010
  37. 37. Besides communications and research, how do CA students say that using “mobile devices” in school will help them with schoolwork? Access social networking site 36% Access online textbooks 42% Play educational games 22% Share documents, videos and podcasts 36% Receive reminders and alerts 51% Take videos of class presentations or labs 33% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  38. 38. Students believe that mobile devices can enhance personal productivity Communicate with classmates 64% Receive reminders & alerts 58% Organize schoolwork 53% Communicate with teachers 52% Learn about school activities 44% G9-12 Access social networking 43% 42% G6-8 Create/share documents or media Upload/download to portal 40% Coordinate calendars 37% Share/Edit bookmarks 29% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  39. 39. Students’ suggested use of mobile devices for learning purposes Look up information on Internet 70% Take notes or record lectures 56% Work on projects with classmates 55% G9-12 Access online textbooks 48% G6-8 Take videos of class presentations or 37% experiments Play educational games 31% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  40. 40.  CA Parents’ beliefs about the potential benefits of using mobile devices for instructional purposes Increases student engagement 35% Provides access to online textbooks 35% Prepares students for world of work 34% Improves teacher-parent-student communications 32% Extends school day for learning 30% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  41. 41.  CA Teachers’ beliefs about the potential benefits of using mobile devices for instructional purposes Increases student engagement 48% Prepares students for world of work 36% Improves teacher-parent-student communications 34% Extends school day for learning 33% Personalizes instruction 26% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  42. 42.  CA Teachers’ biggest concern about using mobile devices at school  While 48% of teachers say that the greatest benefit to using mobile devices:  increases student engagement in school and learning 68% say their biggest concern however is students will be distracted doing other things (texting, surfing, games) © Project Tomorrow 2010
  43. 43. CA Teachers’ other concerns about using mobile devices at school  Distraction 68%  Digital equity 55%  Students will cheat on tests 34%  I don’t know how to integrate 24%  I don’t have curriculum 24% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  44. 44. Administrators’ perspectives on mobile devices within learning  66% of administrators say that the greatest benefit to using mobile devices:  increases student engagement in school and learning © Project Tomorrow 2010
  45. 45. Administrators’ perspectives on mobile devices within learning  What prevents administrators from allowing students to use their own devices?  Current district policies (49%)  Concerns about theft (47%)  Concerns about network security (47%)  Teachers are not trained (45%)  Digital equity concerns (42%) © Project Tomorrow 2010
  46. 46. CA Parents’ willingness to purchase mobile devices for their child to use at school No Opinion/ School Unsure- 9% responsibility 9% Likely 63% Not Likely 17% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  47. 47. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Three Essential Elements  Digitally–rich learning  Online textbooks  Games  Simulations and animations  Creating using digital media © Project Tomorrow 2010
  48. 48. How students are currently using digital resources for schoolwork 34% Take tests online 19% Turn in paper for plagiarism check 21% Conduct virtual experiments 29% Play educational games G9-12th 66% G6-8th Create slide shows, videos or web pages G3-5th 33% Use online textbooks 27% Upload assignments to school portal 10% Listen to a podcast 0% 30% 60% 90% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  49. 49. Students value the use of games for learning Connect subject to real world 35% Get immediate feedback 42% 42% Go beyond basic assignment & try new things 39% Direct my own learning 53% G9-12 More interesting to practice problems G6-8 See direct results of problem solving 42% G3-5 58% Easier to understand diffcult concepts 61% More engaged in the subject 52% Learn more about a subject 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  50. 50. Students’ desires for the features and functionality of online textbooks Three themes emerge from the data:  Students want interactivity and relevancy  They want tools to facilitate collaboration  They want ways to personalize learning © Project Tomorrow 2010
  51. 51. Students want their online textbooks to be interactive and relevant 53% Games to explore ideas 55% Online tutors 51% Links to real-time data & websites 53% G9-12 Animations & simulations G6-8 46% Video clips G3-5 44% Virtual labs 36% Expert Podcasts 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  52. 52. Students want their online textbooks to have tools that facilitate collaboration Communicate 63% with classmates Create 44% podcasts/videos G9-12 Collaboration 42% G6-8 Tools G3-5 Webcams/Video 34% Conferencing 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  53. 53. Students want to use their digital textbooks to personalize learning El ectroni c 63% hi ghl i ghts/notes 86% Cal cul ator 66% Search terms 60% Qui zzes/Assessments G9-12 Downl oad to 52% G6-8 cel l phone G3-5 PowerPoi nt 53% Presentati ons 48% Organi zati onal Tool s 49% Sel f-paced tutori al s 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  54. 54. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Three Essential Elements in the Student Vision  Social–based learning  Un–tethered learning  Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2010
  55. 55. Unleashing the Future: Educators “Speak Up” about the Use of Emerging Technologies for Learning What is the value proposition for technology in education? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  56. 56. Audience response Who do you think is most “bullish” on the importance of effective use of technology for student success? (Besides students!) © Project Tomorrow 2010
  57. 57. Audience response Who do you think is most “bullish” on the importance of effective use of technology for student success? (Besides students!) A. Teachers B. District administrators C. School principals © Project Tomorrow 2010
  58. 58. What is the value proposition for technology in education? How important is technology to your students' success? Extremely important Important Teachers District Administrators Somewhat important Principals Not important 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  59. 59. CA Teachers: How has your use of technology within instruction impacted your students? Top responses: More motivated to learn 39% Developing creativity 30% Applying knowledge to practical problems 23% Developing problem-solving/critical thinking skills 22% More participation in discussions 21% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  60. 60. CA Teachers: How has the use of technology improved your effectiveness as a teacher? Top responses: Better organized 52% More productive 44% Facilitating student centered learning 29% Encouraging students to be self-directed 32% Creating more relevant lessons 32% Creating more interactive lessons 27% Managing class more effectively 27% Easier to assess student progress 27% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  61. 61. What challenges do administrators say are “waking them up” in the middle of the night? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  62. 62. Wake up issues for administrators  District Administrators say:  Principals say:  Funding (66%)  Test scores (55%)  Use of technology (53%)  Funding (50%)  21st century skills (38%)  Communications with parents (38%)  Using data to assess achievement (35%)  School safety (36%)  Test scores (33%)  Diversity (35%) ≈  Use of technology (27%) © Project Tomorrow 2010
  63. 63. Tech challenges for administrators  Besides funding, what issues are the most challenging for your district? Staff professional development Technology support for new implementations Evaluating emerging technologies Assessment of technology skills Data collection and reporting © Project Tomorrow 2010
  64. 64. Tech challenges for administrators  Besides funding, what issues are the most challenging for your district? Staff professional development Technology support for new implementations Evaluating emerging technologies Assessment of technology skills Data collection and reporting © Project Tomorrow 2010
  65. 65. Administrators talk about barriers and emerging technologies  Besides funding, what barriers prevent you from implementing . . . . Online classes Mobile devices Digital content © Project Tomorrow 2010
  66. 66. Administrators talk about barriers and emerging technologies  Besides funding, what barriers prevent you from implementing . . . . Common theme: Teachers are not trained or comfortable using these tools © Project Tomorrow 2010
  67. 67. CA Teachers “Speak Up” What technology are you using in your classroom to enhance student achievement? Accessing the Internet Communications tools ≥ 63% Computer projection Digital media tools © Project Tomorrow 2010
  68. 68. CA Teachers “Speak Up” What technology are you using in your classroom to enhance student achievement? Accessing the Internet Communications tools ≥ 63% Computer projection Digital media tools Games (29%) Document camera (34%) Interactive whiteboards Collaboration tools (23%) (21%) ≤ 34% Online textbooks (24%) Mobile devices (8%) E-portfolios (10%) Virtual simulations (4%) © Project Tomorrow 2010
  69. 69. CA Pre-service Teachers “Speak Up” What tech tools are you learning to use in your methods class? Top vote getters: Using word processing/spreadsheet tools 43% Finding digital resources for lessons 32% Creating presentations 26% Analyzing student data 22% Creating e-portfolios 20% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  70. 70. CA Pre-service Teachers “Speak Up” What tech tools are you learning to use in your methods class? Bottom vote getters: Teaching an online class 2% Using web collaboration tools 8% Managing a class with an LMS 8% Using student achievement data 13% Using games, simulations or animations 15% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  71. 71. CA Teachers & Professional Development  25% have participated in a 100% online course  32% would like their district to offer more online PD © Project Tomorrow 2010
  72. 72. CA Teachers & Professional Development  25% have participated in a 100% online course  32% would like their district to offer more online PD  37% would like to use online collaboration tools as part of a PLC plus:  Centralized repository of teaching resources – 35%  Easy access to student data – 27%  Podcasts and webcasts – 18% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  73. 73. CA Teachers & Professional Development  25% have participated in a 100% online course  32% would like their district to offer more online PD  37% would like online collaboration tools as part of a PLC plus:  Centralized repository of teaching resources – 35%  Easy access to student data – 27%  Podcasts and webcasts – 18% 43% are already finding podcasts and videos on their own to improve their teaching effectiveness © Project Tomorrow 2010
  74. 74. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions  What are the expectations of today’s students for technology use within education?  How does that student vision for 21st century learning compare with the educators’ vision?  How well are today’s schools meeting the expectations of students?  Are we appropriately preparing our teachers (current and future) to support this new vision? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  75. 75. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school. Which technology tools and services would have the greatest positive impact on learning? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  76. 76. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school. Which technology tools and services would have the greatest positive impact on learning? Are we all on the same page? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  77. 77. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Three Essential Elements in the Student Vision  Social–based learning  Un–tethered learning  Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2010
  78. 78. Audience response Which stakeholder group do you think had the largest percentage increase in regular use of a social networking site from 2008 to 2009? Choose top response: A. Middle school students (Grades 6-8) B. High school students (Grades 9-12) C. Parents D. Teachers E. Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2010
  79. 79. Which stakeholder group do you think had the largest increase in regular use of a social networking site from 2008 to 2009? Growth in Using a Social Networking Site Administrators Teachers 2009 Parents 2008 Students Gr 9-12 Students Gr 6-8 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  80. 80. Unleashing the Future: Educators “Speak Up” about the use of Emerging Technologies for Learning Ultimate School: Elements of Social Based Learning Communications tools Principals Teachers Aspiring Teachers Students Gr 6-12 Collaboration tools 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  81. 81. Unleashing the Future: Educators “Speak Up” about the use of Emerging Technologies for Learning Ultimate School: Elements of Un-tethered Learning Online classes Principals Mobile devices Teachers Aspiring Teachers Laptops Students Gr 6-12 Internet access 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  82. 82. Unleashing the Future: Educators “Speak Up” about the use of Emerging Technologies for Learning Ultimate School: Elements of Digitally Rich Learning Environments E-portfolios Principals Online textbooks Teachers Games Aspiring Teachers Students Gr 6-12 Digital media tools 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  83. 83. A vision for education in 2019 “School will become a 24 hour around the clock opportunity with students logging into school from “home.” The role of the teacher will be to lead and assist students in “discovering” the uses for the technology and information. Every student from Pre-K through twelfth grade will have access to learning through the most advanced IT devices available. Learning will occur online at least 80% of the time. School buildings will be open on evenings and Saturdays for remediation, recreation and community activities for the purpose of socialization.” Principal from Michigan © Project Tomorrow 2010
  84. 84. Unleashing the Future Top Ten Recommendations: 1. Embrace social-based learning 2. Incorporate online collaboration tools 3. Experiment with using student mobile devices within instruction 4. Realize that it is not just about engagement – productivity wins! 5. Help parents with their Internet concerns 6. Provide students with information about online classes 7. Leverage digital resources to increase relevancy of content 8. Think creatively about the use of games in school 9. Understand that online textbooks are really about interaction 10. Engage students in local and national discussions © Project Tomorrow 2010
  85. 85. Having a voice  CA Students like to be more involved in education decisions at their school 82% would like to be more involved • Have class discussions • Give input through Speak Up and other surveys • Share ideas online with other students • Be part of a club that researches problems & presents ideas • Be part of a student advisory group for the principal • Set up a blog and wiki to share ideas • Make presentations to the school board © Project Tomorrow 2010
  86. 86. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org  National Speak Up Findings  Additional data analysis from Speak Up 2009  Presentations, podcasts and webinars  Reports and white papers  Information about other services  Information about Speak Up 2010 © Project Tomorrow 2010
  87. 87. Plan now to participate in Speak Up 2010! Online surveys available for: K-12 students Parents (in Spanish too!) Surveys open for input: Teachers October 2010 Administrators Pre-service teachers No fee to participate. No limit on the # of surveys submitted. 100% confidential. Free online report for all Speak Up participating districts w/ your local data: Feb 2011 Release of National Speak Up Findings in Congressional Briefings: Spring 2011 © Project Tomorrow 2010
  88. 88. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2010. 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. © Project Tomorrow 2010
  89. 89. If time allows or for self review: Additional Findings from Speak Up 2009 Math Instruction STEM & Teaching Career Interest © Project Tomorrow 2010
  90. 90. CA Students: Math and STEM Career Exploration Why is it important to learn math? I don't like math Not important Gr 9-12 Get into college Gr 6-8 Develop PS & CT skills Gr 3-5 To earn good grades I might w ant a job 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  91. 91. CA Parents: Math and STEM Career Exploration Why do parents think math is important to their child’s success?  To develop problem solving/thinking skills 76%  To be successful in a future job 64%  To help my child get into college 52%  To make informed decisions in the future 48% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  92. 92. CA Students: Math and STEM Career Exploration How do you want to learn math? Solving real world problems Teacher is excited Tech games Gr 9-12 Gr 6-8 Help other students Discuss with classmates Textbook problems Simulations/animations 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  93. 93. CA Students: Math and STEM Career Exploration Interest in STEM Careers Maybe/somewhat interested Gr 9-12 Yes, interested Gr 6-8 Not interested 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% © Project Tomorrow 2010
  94. 94. CA Students: Math and STEM Career Exploration Yes, I am interested: What would increase your interest in a STEM career? Summer career exploration programs After school programs Competitions College scholarships © Project Tomorrow 2010
  95. 95. CA Students: Math and STEM Career Exploration Yes, I am interested: What would increase your interest in a STEM career? Summer career exploration programs After school programs Competitions College scholarships Somewhat/maybe interested: What would increase your interest in a STEM career? Meeting successful role models Talk to professionals and visit companies Work with mentors Day in the Life videos and podcasts © Project Tomorrow 2010
  96. 96. CA Parents: Math and STEM Career Exploration Parents: Which of these areas are you likely to encourage your child to pursue a career?  Science 52%  Math 36%  Engineering 42%  Technology 52%  Teaching 30% © Project Tomorrow 2010

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