Much Ado about Digital Content:         What Do the Students Say?Speak Up 2010                                         Jul...
Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions• What are the expectations of K-12 students for  leveraging digital content for lear...
Discussion Agenda:  About the Speak Up Project  Digital content and e-textbooks        K-12 Students       Teachers and Li...
Our Expert Panel Students: Nathan Kosmin                        Springfield PA Lauren McCuen                        Spring...
Speak Up National Research Project•   Annual national research project      Online surveys + focus groups      Open for al...
Speak Up National Research ProjectEmpowering authentic voices – since 2003:   1.9 million K-12 students   180,000 teachers...
Speak Up survey question themes      Learning & Teaching with Technology      21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship    ...
Saluting our Speak Up 2010 Sponsors:                 © Project Tomorrow 2011
Many thanks to our K-12 National Champion Outreach Partners:             © Project Tomorrow 2011
National Speak Up 2010 Participation: 379,355  K-12 Students                                  294,399  Teachers           ...
Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about    their Vision for 21st Century Learning              Social–based learning ...
Speak Up 2010 National Findings      Two national releases in Washington DC      April 1 and May 11, 2011  The New 3 E’s o...
What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the   future of learning?        © Project Tomorrow 2011
What can the Speak Up data tell us about thefuture of learning? • Student vision for tech use mirrors desires for   learni...
The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, Empowered  Key Trends to Watch:    Mobile Learning    Online and Blended Lear...
The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredKey Trends: E-Textbooks & Digital Content                   © Projec...
Inside today’s classroom                   How Students are Using Digital Content for                                 Scho...
Best use of technology – in what class?  High school students say:  1.   English / Language Arts  2.   Science  3.   Math ...
Inside today’s classroom: teachers’ view                          Digital Content in the Classroom   Podcasts/Videos      ...
Inside today’s classroom: teachers + librarians                         Digital Content in the Classroom    Podcasts/Video...
Inside today’s classroom: + administrators                         Digital Content in the Classroom    Podcasts/Videos    ...
Value proposition of digital content:Administrators’ perspectiveTop benefits:1.   Increases student engagement2.   Extends...
Barriers to implementing more digital content inclassroomsAdministrators say:1.   Digital equity concerns                 ...
What is most important when evaluating quality ofdigital content?  Administrators say:  1. Student achievement     (61%)  ...
What is most important when evaluating qualityof digital content?Administrators say:                       Teachers say:1....
What is most important when evaluating qualityof digital content?Administrators say:                       Teachers say:1....
How do parents determine quality for digital resources theybring into their home? Quality Factors                         ...
What if ….We asked students to design the ultimate digital or e-textbook?What features and functionality would they desire...
Students’ desires for the features andfunctionality of digital or e-textbooks   Three themes emerge from the data:        ...
Students’ desires for the features andfunctionality of digital or e-textbooks   Three themes emerge from the data:        ...
Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about    their Vision for 21st Century Learning              Social–based learning ...
Students Design the Ultimate E-Textbook             Leveraging Social-Based Learning in the Ultimate E-Textbook Communicat...
Students Design the Ultimate E-Textbook              Leveraging Un-tethered Learning in the Ultimate E-Textbook Dow nloada...
Students Design the Ultimate E-Textbook      Leveraging Digitally-Rich Content in the Ultimate E-Textbook         Real tim...
The Future of Learning with      Digital Content  What do the students say? What do the educators say?          © Project ...
Our Expert Panel Students: Nathan Kosmin                        Springfield PA Lauren McCuen                        Spring...
What is the bottom line? Today’s studentswant learning that is:     Enabled     Engaging  Empowered                   © Pr...
More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org• National Speak Up Findings and reports• Additional data analysis from Speak Up 2010• Pres...
Speak Up 2011  New online surveys for students, parents & educators open for input:October 10 - December 23Enable, engage,...
Thank you.            Let’s continue this conversation.                           Julie Evans                       Projec...
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  1. 1. Much Ado about Digital Content: What Do the Students Say?Speak Up 2010 Julie Evans• National Findings Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow © Project Tomorrow 2011
  2. 2. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions• What are the expectations of K-12 students for leveraging digital content for learning?• How are teachers, librarians and administrators addressing this student vision for digital content?• What are the barriers and the opportunities?• What does the e-textbook discussion tell us about the future of teaching and learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  3. 3. Discussion Agenda: About the Speak Up Project Digital content and e-textbooks K-12 Students Teachers and Librarians Administrators Panel Discussion with Our Experts Conversation – your insights! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  4. 4. Our Expert Panel Students: Nathan Kosmin Springfield PA Lauren McCuen Springfield PA Kiera Ochsner Phoenix AZ Educators: Joquetta Johnson Baltimore MD Jared Mader Red Lion PA John Quinn Baltimore MD Ben Smith Red Lion PA Catherine Wyman Phoenix AZ © Project Tomorrow 2011
  5. 5. Speak Up National Research Project• 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, Librarians 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 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  6. 6. Speak Up National Research ProjectEmpowering authentic voices – since 2003: 1.9 million K-12 students 180,000 teachers and librarians 124,000 parents 15,500 school and district leaders 30,000 K-12 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia, int’l schools . . . 2.2 million respondents © Project Tomorrow 2011
  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 2011
  8. 8. Saluting our Speak Up 2010 Sponsors: © Project Tomorrow 2011
  9. 9. Many thanks to our K-12 National Champion Outreach Partners: © Project Tomorrow 2011
  10. 10. National Speak Up 2010 Participation: 379,355 K-12 Students 294,399 Teachers 35,525 Librarians 2,135 Parents (in English & Spanish) 42,267 School/District Administrators 3,578 Technology Leaders 1,391 Schools / Districts 6,541 / 1,340 Participating States for Student Surveys: 48 states Top 12 (# of participants): TX, CA, AL, AZ, FL, NC, IL, MD, IN, NV, PA, WI © Project Tomorrow 2011
  11. 11. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  12. 12. Speak Up 2010 National Findings Two national releases in Washington DC April 1 and May 11, 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Report #1: How today’s students are leveraging emerging technologies for learningReport #2: How today’s educators are advancing a new vision for teaching and learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  13. 13. What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  14. 14. What can the Speak Up data tell us about thefuture of learning? • Student vision for tech use mirrors desires for learning in general • Educators have potential to enable, engage and empower this new learning vision • By examining the synergies and the disconnects we can develop a shared vision for the future of learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  15. 15. The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends to Watch: Mobile Learning Online and Blended Learning E-Textbooks and Digital Content © Project Tomorrow 2011
  16. 16. The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredKey Trends: E-Textbooks & Digital Content © Project Tomorrow 2011
  17. 17. Inside today’s classroom How Students are Using Digital Content for Schoolwork Create presentations and media Play educational gamesConduct virtual experiments/simulations Use e-textbooks Gr 9-12 Participate in virtual reality worlds Gr 6-8 Gr 3-5 Listen to podcasts 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  18. 18. Best use of technology – in what class? High school students say: 1. English / Language Arts 2. Science 3. Math 4. Social Studies / History © Project Tomorrow 2011
  19. 19. Inside today’s classroom: teachers’ view Digital Content in the Classroom Podcasts/Videos E-Textbooks Real-time Data Educational Games Animations Virtual Field Trips Simulations Teachers: Usage Virtual Labs 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  20. 20. Inside today’s classroom: teachers + librarians Digital Content in the Classroom Podcasts/Videos E-Textbooks Real-time Data Educational Games Animations Virtual Field Trips Simulations Librarians: Recommend Teachers: Usage Virtual Labs 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  21. 21. Inside today’s classroom: + administrators Digital Content in the Classroom Podcasts/Videos E-Textbooks Real-time Data Administrators: Value Educational Games Librarians: Recommend Animations Teachers: Usage Virtual Field Trips Simulations Virtual Labs 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  22. 22. Value proposition of digital content:Administrators’ perspectiveTop benefits:1. Increases student engagement2. Extends learning beyond the school day3. Prepares students for world of work4. Improves teachers’ skills with technology5. Decreases dependence on publishers © Project Tomorrow 2011
  23. 23. Barriers to implementing more digital content inclassroomsAdministrators say:1. Digital equity concerns 47%2. Teacher skill concerns 43%3. How to evaluate quality 35%4. Need content aligned to standards 28%5. Legal concerns 26% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  24. 24. What is most important when evaluating quality ofdigital content? Administrators say: 1. Student achievement (61%) 2. Teacher evaluation (52%) 3. Created by teachers (40%) 4. Certified by ed org (36%) 5. On state ed dept list (34%) 6. Conference demo (33%) 7. Colleague referral (17%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  25. 25. What is most important when evaluating qualityof digital content?Administrators say: Teachers say:1. Student achievement 1. Created by teachers (56%) (61%) 2. Colleague referral (53%)2. Teacher evaluation (52%) 3. Teacher evaluation (40%)3. Created by teachers (40%) 4. Certified by ed org (37%)4. Certified by ed org (36%) 5. Student achievement5. On state ed dept list (34%) (35%)6. Conference demo (33%) 6. Conference demo (30%)7. Created by content 7. Created by content experts (30%) experts (28%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  26. 26. What is most important when evaluating qualityof digital content?Administrators say: Teachers say:1. Student achievement 1. Created by teachers (56%) (61%) 2. Colleague referral (53%)2. Teacher evaluation (52%) 3. Teacher evaluation (40%)3. Created by teachers (40%) 4. Certified by ed org (37%)4. Certified by ed org (36%) 5. Student achievement5. On state ed dept list (34%) (35%)6. Conference demo (33%) 6. Conference demo (30%)7. Created by content 7. Created by content experts (30%) experts (28%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  27. 27. How do parents determine quality for digital resources theybring into their home? Quality Factors Parents 1. My child finds the tools engaging 64% 2. Aligned to my child’s curriculum 62% 3. My child’s teacher is using the same tools in the classroom 53% 4. Recommended by my child’s teacher, school librarian or other 48% educator 5. My child is doing better in school after using similar tools 48% 6. Aligned to content standards (state or national) 41% 7. Our school purchased a license for the tools and allows home 38% access 8. Developed by an organization with expertise in the field 38% 9. Student achievement results 36% 10. Developed by a classroom teacher 35% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  28. 28. What if ….We asked students to design the ultimate digital or e-textbook?What features and functionality would they desire? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  29. 29. Students’ desires for the features andfunctionality of digital or e-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 2011
  30. 30. Students’ desires for the features andfunctionality of digital or e-textbooks Three themes emerge from the data: Students want interactivity and relevancy They want tools to facilitate collaboration They want ways to personalize learning E-textbook as proxy for the student vision for a new learning paradigm © Project Tomorrow 2011
  31. 31. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  32. 32. Students Design the Ultimate E-Textbook Leveraging Social-Based Learning in the Ultimate E-Textbook Communications toolsChat rooms w ith video Gr 9-12 Gr 6-8 Online tutors Gr 3-5 Collaboration tools 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  33. 33. Students Design the Ultimate E-Textbook Leveraging Un-tethered Learning in the Ultimate E-Textbook Dow nloadable to phone Mobile apps Gr 9-12 Gr 6-8 Self-assessments Gr 3-5 Online classes 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  34. 34. Students Design the Ultimate E-Textbook Leveraging Digitally-Rich Content in the Ultimate E-Textbook Real time data Video clips 3D content Gr 9-12 Gr 6-8 Virtual labs Gr 3-5 Games Animations/simulations 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  35. 35. The Future of Learning with Digital Content What do the students say? What do the educators say? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  36. 36. Our Expert Panel Students: Nathan Kosmin Springfield PA Lauren McCuen Springfield PA Kiera Ochsner Phoenix AZ Educators: Joquetta Johnson Baltimore MD Jared Mader Red Lion PA John Quinn Baltimore MD Ben Smith Red Lion PA Catherine Wyman Phoenix AZ © Project Tomorrow 2011
  37. 37. What is the bottom line? Today’s studentswant learning that is: Enabled Engaging Empowered © Project Tomorrow 2011
  38. 38. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org• National Speak Up Findings and reports• Additional data analysis from Speak Up 2010• Presentations, podcasts and webinars• Evaluation services• Reports and white papers• Participate in Speak Up 2011! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  39. 39. Speak Up 2011 New online surveys for students, parents & educators open for input:October 10 - December 23Enable, engage, empower your stakeholder voices! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  40. 40. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2011.This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is grantedfor 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 2011
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