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Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
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  • 1. Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO Speak Up 2013 National Findings March 18, 2014 Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation
  • 2. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 A big thank you to:A big thank you to:A big thank you to:A big thank you to: www.blackboard.com/K12
  • 3. What is meant by “digital conversion?” What are some realities about the use of educational technology in our schools today – from the perspective of students, parents, teachers & administrators? What trends are driving new innovation in education? How to create a shared vision for the future? Today’s discussion – the big questions: (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 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. 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. 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. Why do schools and districts participate in Speak Up? . Power of local data Use data as input for planning To justify budget and purchasing decisions Inform new initiatives – as an evaluation tool As a tool to engage parents Demonstrate interest in students’ ideas Use for grant writing and fund development Content for professional development As a competitive tool To counteract mythology . . . . . . . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 8. Commonly heard ed tech mythology “New teachers don’t need any training in how to use technology within teaching” “Parents won’t accept online textbooks” “Kids only want to use mobiles so that they can text & play games in class” “Online learning undercuts the role of the teacher in learning.” “There is so much great content online for teachers to use in the classroom – so, what is the problem?” “Just put technology XYZ in the classroom and magically students will learn more!” (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 9. . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 National Release of 2013 National Findings DC Congressional Briefing Tuesday, April 8 Speak Up 2014 surveys open in October
  • 10. Available at www.tomorrow.org/speakup (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 11. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 “Digital Conversion”
  • 12. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 13. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 14. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital Conversion A shift in what we do, but also in our attitudes and values
  • 15. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital Conversion Why the new momentum in K-12 education?
  • 16. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Why the new momentum for digital conversions in K-12 education? 1. Common Core State Standards 2. Educators’ personal use of digital tools 3. Sustained budget stress 4. Emergence of the new digital parent 5. Employers’ demands for better skilled employees 6. New student expectations for learning processes
  • 17. What is waking you up in the middle of the night? 33% 34% 36% 38% 39% 40% 40% 58% Using data to assess achievement Legislative mandates Use of instructional technology Test scores Adequate technology Staff morale Achievement gap Adequate funding District Administrators’ Realities (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 18. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 How important is tech use in school to student success? 8% 4% 6% 10% 34% 36% 29% 34% 43% 57% 49% 53% Admin 2008 Admin 2013 Parents 2008 Parents 2013 Somewhat Important Important Extremely Important
  • 19. What has the greatest potential to enhance student achievement? District Administrators Enhancing teacher effectiveness 58% 21st century skills integration 49% Leveraging technology 46% “IEP” for every child 37% Enhanced leadership skills 35% Common Core Standards 33%
  • 20. Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning Students & Digital Learning 21st century digital learning Beyond just a digital conversion . . . . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Student Vision
  • 21. A special pre-release of the Speak Up 2013 national data findings (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 22. 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
  • 23. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital Conversions what tools and resources are digital learners using? how are they using these tools for learning? what are their expectations for digital learning?
  • 24. Enabling Technologies Mobile Devices Social Media Tools Online Learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 25. Students’ personal access to mobile devices (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 50% 73% 89% 62% 66% 66% 58% 61% 50% 39% 48% 39% Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Smartphone Laptop Tablet Digital Reader
  • 26. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 “What mobile device I use depends upon the task” Read a book? Take notes in class? Use social media? Create content? Different tools for different tasks
  • 27. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Cell phone without Internet access Smartphone Tablet computer Parents - 2008 90% 32% 5% Parents - 2013 23% 85% 64% Teachers - 2008 80% 20% 6% Teachers - 2013 31% 80% 38% Principals - 2008 74% 27% 10% Principals - 2013 23% 80% 35% Growth in mobile device access: 2008 to 2013
  • 28. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Classroom one-to-one implementations Teachers: Yes, my students have access to at least one mobile device to use for learning Students’ own devices 13% School assigned devices for school use 16% School assigned devices for home/school 9% Teacher can check out devices to use 25%
  • 29. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 52% 63% 49% 49% 55% 52% 54% 55% 58% 75% 48% 57% 62% 67% 86% Improves school to home communications Increases student engagement Personalizes learning Extends learning beyond school day Provides way for students to review materials anytime Principals Teachers Parents Benefits of mobile devices for schoolwork
  • 30. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Parents are mobilists also – and believe in potential of mobile learning 6 out of 10 parents want their child in a class where they can use a mobile device for learning
  • 31. The BYOD/BYOT trend – what a difference in just two years! Policy/Position Admin 2011 Admin 2013 Do not allow 52% 32% We provide devices 13% 21% Evaluating BYOD/T 19% 22% BYOD/T in place 17% 25% (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 32. Enabling Technologies Mobile Devices Social Media Tools Online Learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 33. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Parents and school-to-home communications Aspirations for social media use? Text message to mobile device 41% Mobile app 25% School/district Facebook 14% Skype for parent-teacher meetings 9%
  • 34. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Teachers’ use of social media in class Text with colleagues 61% Text with parents of students 27% Text with students 11% Maintain class blog 13% Use edu oriented student social networking 19% Update my own social networking site 38% Participate in online PLC 38% UseTwitter as a PD tool 8%
  • 35. 13% have sent out a Tweet about an academic topic 7% have participated in a MOOC 22% have played on online game to learn something 27% have used a mobile app to help organize their school work Over 1/3 have used a video that they found online to help them with homework (i.e. Kahn Academy effect) 21% have sought homework help thru their Facebook site; 38% regularly use Facebook as a collaboration site Students’ social media use for self-directed learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 36. . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 2007 2013 K-2 students 60% 68%*** Gr 3-5 students 47% 60%*** Gr 6-8 students 40% 48%*** Gr 9-12 students 23% 30% *** no gender differentiation in frequency of game playing Who is playing games for learning?
  • 37. What do students say are the benefits of playing educational games? . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Benefits of Games Students K-2 Students Gr 3-5 Students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Helps me understand difficult learning concepts 57% 48% 56% 48% School would be more fun 48% 43% 52% 44% Games engage me in learning 43% 40% 47% 43% Learn more about a subject 49% 44% 39% 31%
  • 38. Why are teachers interested in games based instruction? . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Increase student engagement 74% Address different learning styles 63% Reinforce understanding 49% Differentiate instruction 48% Opportunity to practice skills 46%
  • 39. Why are teachers interested in games based instruction? . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Increase student engagement 74% Address different learning styles 63% Reinforce understanding 49% Differentiate instruction 48% Opportunity to practice skills 46% 25% of teachers say they are regularly using digital games in their classroom
  • 40. Enabling Technologies Mobile Devices Social MediaTools Online Learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 41. Who is your primary audience for online learning? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Audience % of Principals Teachers 24% Administrators 20% At risk students 20% Advanced students 19% Students in continuation or alternative schools 14%
  • 42. Who is your primary audience for online learning? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Audience % of Principals Teachers 24% Administrators 20% At risk students 20% Advanced students 19% Students in continuation or alternative schools 14% Top student subject for online class? MATHMATHMATHMATH
  • 43. Why offer online learning? Principals say: (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Reasons for online learning 2013 Keep students engaged in school 66% Academic remediation 60% Provide programs for gifted/at risk students 51% Motivate teachers to change teaching methods 40% Personalize instruction 40%
  • 44. Parents have first hand experience with online learning I have taken an online class: For work or job training 46% For an academic/college program 29% To learn new skills 24% To explore a hobby 14% For traffic school 7% 21% who have not taken an online class would like to! (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 45. Middle school students’ interest in online learning Advantages of personalized learning: To work at my own pace 52% I would be in control of my learning 52% To get extra help in a tough subject 47% It will make it easier for me to succeed 42% I could review materials whenever I needed 41% I would be more motivated to learn 38% (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 46. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 How widespread is “blended learning?” Primarily face-to-face instruction with some use of online curriculum, resources and tools to supplement or remediate instruction • 46% of teachers are using videos within class Other models per Christensen Institute • Regular rotation between online & F2F • Online curriculum w/onsite teacher • Off site teacher – onsite students • Occasional online class • Primarily online class 62% 21% (total)
  • 47. Who has implemented a flipped classroom? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Principals: have your teachers implemented a flipped classroom model? Teachers: have you implemented a flipped classroom model?
  • 48. Who has implemented a flipped classroom? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Principals: have your teachers implemented a flipped classroom model? YES! 47% of principals Teachers: have you implemented a flipped classroom model? YES! 8% of teachers
  • 49. What teachers say they need: their wish list for PD Capacity building + skill development Using tech to differentiate instruction 45% Preparing for Common Core standards 35% Use tech for formative assessments 26% How to id mobile apps for classroom use 36% Using a tablet within instruction 31% How to id quality digital content 34% How to use games within instruction 26% How to implement a blended class model 23% How to create videos of my lessons 19% How to implement a flipped classroom 16% (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 50. Do schools and districts have a shared vision for the use of digital solutions to increase student achievement and teacher productivity? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 51. “Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning?” (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Favorite Speak Up Question: Superintendents & School Boards
  • 52. . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Online classes Tablets E-textbooks Games Schoolwide Internet Principals Teachers Parents Gr 6-8 students Do we have a shared vision around digital solutions?
  • 53. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 KeyTrends DiscussedToday Students have wide access to a wide range of digital tools – and ideas for effective usage Parents are becoming an important driver for digital learning and communications Personal technology use by educators increases value for learning A disconnect exists between administrators’ aspirations and teachers’ implementation Creating a shared vision increases success with digital solutions
  • 54. 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 National Findings 2013: Congressional Briefings in spring (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  • 55. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 A big thank you to:A big thank you to:A big thank you to:A big thank you to: www.blackboard.com/K12
  • 56. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Your thoughts, comments, questions How can the Speak Up research help you?
  • 57. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans ProjectTomorrow 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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