Speak Up 2012 Research and Trends: Enabling Technologies & Sticky Wickets

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Speak Up 2012 Research and Trends: Enabling Technologies & Sticky Wickets

  1. 1. TCEA 2013 Convention & Exposition Speak Up 2012 Research and Trends Enabling Technologies & Sticky Wickets Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO February 6, 2013
  2. 2. Today’s discussion – the big questions:  What are some realities about ed tech in our schools today – from the perspective of the student, the parent and the educator?  What are the enabling technologies that are propelling a new vision for digital learning?  But, what about those “sticky wickets” that pose serious challenges to realizing that vision?  What do you need to know to make sound investments and craft successful plans?
  3. 3. Our discussion agenda Speak Up National Research Project K-12 Landscape and Trends  Enabling technologies  “Sticky wickets” – one in particular Pre-release: Speak Up 2012 National Findings Views of K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators
  4. 4. Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organizationPrograms:• 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.
  5. 5. Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project  Online surveys + focus groups  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Institutions receive free report with their own dataCollect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations  K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators  Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of EducationInform policies & programs  Analysis and reporting of findings and trends  Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 3 million surveys since 2003
  6. 6. Speak Up survey question themes  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  Emerging Technologies 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
  7. 7. Speak Up survey question themes  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  Emerging Technologies 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 Activities Value Propositions Aspirations
  8. 8. National Speak Up 2012 Participation: 466,303 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
  9. 9. Too many surveys!
  10. 10. What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning?
  11. 11. Speak Up National Findings: 2003 - 2012  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  Exacerbation of lack of relevancy in current education  Students want a more personalized learning environment
  12. 12. The New Student Vision for LearningSocial–based learning PersonalizedUn–tethered learning LearningDigitally–rich learning
  13. 13. Enabling Technologies Digital content Online classes Mobile devices Social media Video
  14. 14. Your Pre-Test  4 Questions  True or False  Answered during the presentation & in summary at the end Good Luck!
  15. 15. Your Pre-Test1. Students’ preference is to use a tablet to read a book or communicate with classmates T or F & teachers.2. 37% of parents want their child’s teacher to communicate with them via text messages. T or F3. 46% of teachers say that they are doing some kind of “flipping” in their classroom this T or F year.4. ¼ of administrators say that a major barrier to more online learning is still the lack of T or F teachers interested in teaching online.
  16. 16. Be a Speak Up Analyst!Your assignment: Debunk myths Uncover hidden digital divides Evaluate your vision  Do you have a shared vision of the future?
  17. 17. Teachers: what digital content are you using?Types used in the classroom: Nat’l Texas  Videos found online 47% 46%  Games 30% 36%  Skill-based software 30% 34%  Online curriculum 21% 38%  Online textbooks 21% 30%  Animations 20% 22%  Real time data 20% 23%
  18. 18. Value proposition: games within learning Why games? 1. Engage students in learning 2. Address different learning styles 3. Differentiate instruction 4. Reinforce understanding or skills 5. Provide opportunities for student practice Similar benefits of digital content in general
  19. 19. Teachers perceptions continuedHow often do you assign Internet-based homework?
  20. 20. Teachers perceptions continuedHow often do you assign Internet-based homework? 41% 26% 20% 10% 4% Never Few times a Once a One a week Almost daily year month
  21. 21. Comparing student and teacher valuesStudents, how often do you access Internet contentto help you with homework? 41% 37% 33% 29% 26% 27% 22% 20% 19% 12% 10% 8% 8% 4% 4% Never Few times a year Once a month One a week Almost daily Teachers HS Students MS Students
  22. 22. Learning onlineDistricts are tapping into many types of online learningOnline teacher professional development Virtual conferences and webinars Blended learning classes for students Fully online classes for students Building your own online courses Fee based online summer school 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% District Administrators
  23. 23. Increasing demand for online classes A “must have” for the ultimate school: Nat’l Texas Students Gr 9-12 46% 44% Students Gr 6-8 41% 42% Students Gr 3-5 38% 37% Parents 36% 37% Administrators 51% 45%
  24. 24. Why take an online class?For high school students, traditional reasons:scheduling and college credit.For middle school students, it’s about changing thelearning paradigm.  Get extra help in a tough subject  More comfortable asking questions  In control of my own learning  More motivated to learn  Work at my own pace  Review class materials whenever I want  Share ideas with my classmates
  25. 25. Parents have first hand experiences withonline learningI have taken an online class: Nat’l TexasFor work or job training 43% 51%For an academic/college program 29% 32%To learn new skills 22% 26%To explore a hobby 13% 17%For traffic school 7% 18%23% who have not taken an online class would like to!
  26. 26. Students’ personal access to mobile devices 80% 65% 59%58% 52% 47% 48% 45% 45% 45% 38% 36% 26% 19% 18% 12% Cell Phone Smartphone Tablet Digital Reader K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12
  27. 27. Students are multi-mobilists!Students’ Philosophy: it just makes sense to usedifferent devices for different tasksCreate a presentation? LaptopCommunicate w/classmates & teacher? SmartphoneRead a book or article? Digital readerTake notes in class? Tablet
  28. 28. What do you prefer to read?Online digital text Printed text
  29. 29. Pixel vs. Print Preferences Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Personal reading? 37% 27% Digital Schoolwork reading? 36% 29% Digital
  30. 30. Students are multi-mobilists!Top obstacles to using technology at school? Nat’l TexasI cannot use my own mobile devices 50% 50%I cannot access my social media 47% 46%Too many rules! 44% 48%95% of students say they know their school’spolicies on mobiles and social media
  31. 31. Students are multi-mobilists!Top obstacles to using technology at school? Nat’l TexasI cannot use my own mobile devices 50% 50%I cannot access my social media 47% 46%Too many rules! 44% 48%95% of students say they know their school’s policies onmobiles and social media1/3 say their school policy is “NO ACCESS” but they use their tools anyway!
  32. 32. We are all multi-mobilists!The mobilist parents – are you ready for them? Nat’l Texas Smartphones 73% 82% Tablets 49% 53% Digital readers 37% 38% 47% of Texas parents want their school or child’s teacher to communicate with them via text message (37% nationwide)
  33. 33. We are all multi-mobilists!The mobilist parents – are you ready for them? New Speak Up Question: What if there were two classes – one allowed use of student owned devices and one did not. How likely is it that you would want your child in the class that allowed the devices?
  34. 34. We are all multi-mobilists!The mobilist parents – are you ready for them? New Speak Up Question: What if there were two classes – one allowed use of student owned devices and one did not. How likely is it that you would want your child in the class that allowed the devices? 70% of Texas parents said it was likely – they want their child in that “mobile using class” (47% said very likely!)
  35. 35. The BYOD/BYOT trend – what a differencea year makes! Policy/Position Admin 2011 Admin 2012 Do not allow 52% 37% Discretion of building 16% 21% principal Discretion of teacher 21% 32% We provide devices 13% 18% Evaluating BYOD/T 19% 28% BYOD/T in place 17% 30%
  36. 36. Social media for learningStudent “DIY Learning” at work …. 17% have sent out a Tweet about an academic topic 14% have taken an online class they found on their own 1 in 5 took an online assessment to find out how they compared to other students 1/4 have used a mobile app to help organize their school work 29% have used a video that they found online to help them with homework (i.e. Kahn Academy effect) 30% have sought homework help thru their Facebook site; 38% regularly use Facebook as a collaboration site
  37. 37. Social media for learning Disconnect between the two worlds in a student’s life What if … you did not have access to the Internet for a month. What would be the impact on your life?
  38. 38. Social media for learning Disconnect between the two worlds in a student’s life What if … you did not have access to the Internet for a month. Big impact on my personal life 77% Big impact on my school life 52%
  39. 39. Social media for learningStudents’ wish list for their ultimate science classroomOpportunities for collaboration with classmates 61%Access to online tutors 32%Texting my teacher during class 28%Class blogs or wikis for exchanging ideas 24%
  40. 40. New question area for Speak Up this year –who is flipping?Experience with flipped learning Teachers Principals (about their teachers)Did this – with my own videos 3% 27%Did this – with online videos 6% 19%I’m interested in this 18% 27%Concern: student home access 53% 47%Concern: need PD in creating videos 27% 33%Concern: need PD in finding videos 21% 31%Concern: need PD in what to do in class 17% 31%
  41. 41. And what do students think? This would be a good way for me to learn! Nat’l Texas Students Gr 9-12 63% 69% Students Gr 6-8 59% 61%
  42. 42. Enabling Technologies Digital content Online classes Mobile devices Social media Video So, what is holding back these visions of the future? What is holding back your visions?
  43. 43. “Sticky Wickets” Print to digital migration Free Agent Learner Shared Values Online Assessment Teacher Adoption
  44. 44. Realities: different views on value of ed techDistrict Admin How important is the effective use of technology to student success? Principals Parents Extremely important Important Teachers Somewhat important 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%
  45. 45. Reality: need for teacher training?Administrators acknowledge criticality of teacherprofessional development – an impact on plans Enabling Technology Administrator Concern Mobile learning Teachers don’t know how to incorporate mobiles within instruction – 35% Online classes Cannot find teachers interested/skilled in teaching online classes – 26% Digital content Teachers need training on how to leverage digital content effectively – 42% Teachers are reluctant to use digital content we have – 20%
  46. 46. Reality: OpportunitiesWhat teachers say they need: their wish list for PDUsing technology to differentiate instruction 45%Use technology for formative assessments 27%Using a tablet within instruction 32%How to id mobile apps for classroom use 31%How to id quality digital content for classroom 31%How to use games within instruction 26%How to create videos of my lessons 20%
  47. 47. Reality: Opportunities Teacher: If your school or district adopted a 100% digital curriculum, what would you need?
  48. 48. Reality: Opportunities Teacher: If your school or district adopted a 100% digital curriculum, what would you need? 1. PD for integration into instruction 2. Ability to manage digital resources and lesson plans 3. Appropriate formative and summative assessments 4. Digital resources in standards based units 5. Onsite support for the technology components
  49. 49. “Sticky Wickets” Print to digital migration Free Agent Learner Shared Values Online Assessment Teacher Adoption And othersHow do you leverage the opportunities to mitigate the challenges?
  50. 50. What does the Speak Upfindings tell YOU about the future of learning?
  51. 51. Your Pre-Test1. Students’ preference is to use a tablet to read a book or communicate with classmates T or F & teachers.2. 37% of parents want their child’s teacher to communicate with them via text messages. T or F3. 46% of teachers say that they are doing some kind of “flipping” in their classroom this T or F year.4. ¼ of administrators say that a major barrier to more online learning is still the lack of T or F teachers interested in teaching online.
  52. 52. Your Pre-Test1. Students’ preference is to use a tablet to read a book or communicate with classmates False & teachers.2. 37% of parents want their child’s teacher to communicate with them via text messages. True3. 46% of teachers say that they are doing some kind of “flipping” in their classroom this False year.4. ¼ of administrators say that a major barrier to more online learning is still the lack of True teachers interested in teaching online.
  53. 53. The New Student Vision for LearningSocial–based learning PersonalizedUn–tethered learning LearningDigitally–rich learning
  54. 54. How to use Speak Up data Input for planning Justify budget and purchasing decisions Inform new initiatives – as an evaluation tool . Tool to engage parents Demonstrate interest in students’ ideas Use for grant writing and fund development Content for professional development As a competitive tool And more . . . . . . .
  55. 55. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.orgNational Speak Up Findings and reportsTargeted and thematic reports Online learning trends Mobile learning & social media Print to digital migration Social learning Intelligent adaptive softwarePresentations, podcasts and webinarsServices: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacystudies
  56. 56. Next up for usSchool and district data release – February 6 ◦ In conjunction with Digital Learning DayNational 2012 Speak Up Reports ◦ Congressional Briefings in Washington DC ◦ Reports available on our website ◦ April and MayNew targeted reports ◦ Pre-service teachers report - Thursday ◦ Online learning trends report – ISTE ◦ More to come ….
  57. 57. Special release today via Twitter Do you know? Ten Things Everyone Should Know about K-12 Students’ Views on Digital Learning! Check it out today: SpeakUpEd
  58. 58. How to participate with us Focus groups with students, parents and educators Evaluation and research projects . Participate in mini surveys Follow us via social media and thru our listserv Sharing ideas and best practices Speak Up 2013 – sign up in spring, surveys in the fall www.tomorrow.org
  59. 59. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT and SpeakUpEd Copyright Project Tomorrow 2013This 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.

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