Successful Mobile                         Strategies:                                    Closed & Open                    ...
Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions   What are the expectations of K-12 students for    digital learning and in particu...
Discussion Agenda: Speak Up National Research Project Student Vision for Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Data Findings ...
Project Tomorrow, a national education           nonprofit organizationPrograms:• Research & evaluation• School and commun...
Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project   Online surveys + focus groups   Open for all K-12 s...
Speak Up survey question themes   Learning & Teaching with Technology   21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship   Scie...
Speak Up survey question themes        Learning & Teaching with Technology        21st Century Skills: Digital Citizensh...
Participate in Speak Up 2012!     Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary   Special online surveys to collect and report on the v...
National Speak Up 2011 Participation: 416,758    K-12 Students                                330,117    Teachers & Libr...
Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingsWashington DCApril 24 and May 23, 2012                © Project Tomorrow 2011
“Learning in the 21st       Century:    Mobile Devices   + Social Media = Personalized Learning”          A special collab...
What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the   future of learning?        © Project Tomorrow 2011
Speak Up National Research ProjectKey Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2011 Students function as a “Digital Advance Team” Stude...
Warm UpInteractive Exercise       © Project Tomorrow 2011
© Project Tomorrow 2011
ASTUDENT’S   LIFE  © Project Tomorrow 2011
In my life, I ……..  Play games on handheld devices (51%)    Take tests online for school (38%) Have a cell phone or smartp...
Who is . . . . . ?1. 3rd Grade Girl2. 6th Grade Boy3. 9th Grade Girl4. 12th Grade Boy                 © Project Tomorrow 2...
Who is a 3rd                          Grade Girl                           from                      California?© Project ...
In my life, I ……..  Play games on handheld devices (51%)    Take tests online for school (38%) Have a cell phone or smartp...
The Student Vision for Learning   Social–based learning                                                 Mobile   Un–tether...
Be a Speak Up Analyst!Your assignment:• Debunk myths• Uncover hidden digital divides• Evaluate your vision     • Do you ha...
Key Trends: Mobile Learning                 © Project Tomorrow 2011
Taking it Mobile!    Access    Obstacles    Aspirations    Opportunities                    © Project Tomorrow 2011
Access: Students and their mobile devices                     Students’ personal access to mobile devices                 ...
Change in student access to mobile devices– 2006 to 2011                      © Project Tomorrow 2011
Access outside of school             High School Student Internet Access Outside of School –                             B...
Snapshot: High Tech High Flex ProjectObjective:• Provide 3G netbooks to 94 low   income students w/o home access• Provide ...
Snapshot: High Tech Flex ProjectImpact:   24/7 access for these students            • Increased student engagement in lear...
ObstaclesWhat obstacles do students face using technology@ school?  Students’ Top 5:  1. Websites that I need are blocked ...
Students have solutions!Option #1:     Let me use my own tools and               devices at school                     © P...
Let me use my own mobile device!  Gr 9-12   59%  Gr 6-8    56%  Gr 3-5    27%                  © Project Tomorrow 2011
Students have solutions!Option #1:     Let me use my own tools and               devices at schoolOption #2:     Provide m...
How likely are you this year to allow students to use  their own mobile devices for instructional purposes  at school?    ...
How likely are you this year to allow students to use their own  mobile devices for instructional purposes at school?     ...
“What is holding you back?”Top challenges:•   Concerns about theft of devices•   Concerns about network security•   Digita...
Teachers’ views on students’ using mobiledevices in class “What are your concerns?” Top concerns: •   Devices will distrac...
Snapshot: TLINC ProjectObjective:• To provide student teachers with 24/7   access to professional resources via a mobile  ...
Snapshot: TLINQ ProjectImpact:  Mobile use by student teachers           • Greater use of emerging tools for             p...
AspirationsStudents and mobile learningHow would you use a mobile device to help youwith schoolwork?    A. Increase effect...
Students and mobile learning How would you use a mobile device to help you with schoolwork?  B. Leverage capabilities to i...
Views of parents, teachers & administrators                                        Why Mobile Learning?      Increases stu...
Parents’ Changing Views on the Benefits of MobileLearning – from 2009 to 2011                      © Project Tomorrow 2011
Parents & educators are also “mobilists!”• 67% of parents of school aged children have a smartphone;  an increase of almos...
Mobile learning visionsParents offer a solution to the digital equity challengeIf your child’s school allowed for the use ...
Parents offer a solution to the digital equity challengeIf your child’s school allowed for the use of mobile devicesfor ed...
If your child’s school allowed for the use of mobile devicesfor educational purposes, how likely is it that you wouldpurch...
Opportunities    Welcome to Math Class!                © Project Tomorrow 2011
Welcome to Math Class! Traditional class    Traditional class            Traditional class with teacher         with teach...
Welcome to Math Class! Traditional class    Traditional class            Traditional class with teacher         with teach...
ASTUDENT’S   LIFE  © Project Tomorrow 2011
#1 way toimprove math     class   © Project Tomorrow 2011
What is . . . . . ?1. Having a teacher who is excited about math2. Using an online textbook3. Solving real world problems4...
What is                           collaborating                          with classmates                            on sol...
Middle school students’ “speak up” aboutthe ultimate math class  Collaborate with classmates on problem solving      50% ...
Snapshot: Onslow County SchoolsObjective:• Provide 3G netbooks and tablets to students   in math classes for use in and ou...
Snapshot: Onslow County Schools Impact:   • Mobile use within math class            • Development of workplace ready skill...
The Student Vision for Learning   Social–based learning                                                 Mobile   Un–tether...
Imagine you are designing the ultimate     school for today’s students,  what technologies would have the    greatest impa...
Do we have a shared vision for the future of mobilelearning in our schools?Tools/apps for organizationTools/apps for colla...
“Our students need to use the tools that arefound in their world today and be ready to use  the tools of tomorrow. Social ...
More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org• National Speak Up Findings and reports• Targeted and thematic reports  –   Online learnin...
Participate in Speak Up 2012!     Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary   Special online surveys to collect and report on the v...
Discussion• Where are you with your mobile strategy:  – Open  – Closed  – Hybrid  – Not sure• What are your concern points...
A big thank you to:                 © Project Tomorrow 2011
Thank you.         Let’s continue this conversation.                       Julie Evans                   Project Tomorrow ...
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  1. 1. Successful Mobile Strategies: Closed & Open Cell Phone DistrictsJulie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO Speak Up 2011 National Findings December 5, 2012 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  2. 2. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions  What are the expectations of K-12 students for digital learning and in particular, mobile learning?  How well are today’s K-12 schools meeting the expectations of students? What are the views of teachers and administrators?  What are the expectations of parents? What does this mean for our nation’s schools?  What strategies for mobile devices are most effective? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  3. 3. Discussion Agenda: Speak Up National Research Project Student Vision for Mobile Learning Mobile Learning Data Findings + Case Studies Discussion Speak Up 2011 National Findings Views of K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2011
  4. 4. Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organizationPrograms:• Research & evaluation• 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  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 + 2.6 million surveys since 2003 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  6. 6. 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, E-textbooks  Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications  Designing the 21st Century School © Project Tomorrow 2011
  7. 7. Speak Up survey question themes  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  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 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  8. 8. Participate in Speak Up 2012! Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary Special online surveys to collect and report on the views of the K-12 students, teachers, librarians, administrators and parents on the role of technology within teaching and learning. Online surveys open: Oct 3 – Dec 21 Learn more @ www.tomorrow.org © Project Tomorrow 2011
  9. 9. National Speak Up 2011 Participation: 416,758  K-12 Students 330,117  Teachers & Librarians 38,502  Parents (in English & Spanish) 44,006  School/District Administrators 4,133  About the participating schools & districts o 5,616 schools and 1,250 districts o 24% urban / 35% rural / 41% suburban o All 50 states + DC  Honor Roll of States with highest participation: TX, CA, AL, IN, AZ, NC, FL, WI, VA, MD © Project Tomorrow 2011
  10. 10. Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingsWashington DCApril 24 and May 23, 2012 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  11. 11. “Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized Learning” A special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc.© Project Tomorrow 2011
  12. 12. What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  13. 13. Speak Up National Research ProjectKey Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2011 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 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  14. 14. Warm UpInteractive Exercise © Project Tomorrow 2011
  15. 15. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  16. 16. ASTUDENT’S LIFE © Project Tomorrow 2011
  17. 17. In my life, I …….. Play games on handheld devices (51%) Take tests online for school (38%) Have a cell phone or smartphone (38%) Read books on my mobile device (33%)Want more internet access at school (48%) and want to take an online class (50%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  18. 18. Who is . . . . . ?1. 3rd Grade Girl2. 6th Grade Boy3. 9th Grade Girl4. 12th Grade Boy © Project Tomorrow 2011
  19. 19. Who is a 3rd Grade Girl from California?© Project Tomorrow 2011
  20. 20. In my life, I …….. Play games on handheld devices (51%) Take tests online for school (38%) Have a cell phone or smartphone (38%) Read books on my mobile device (33%)Want more internet access at school (48%) and want to take an online class (50%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  21. 21. The Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Mobile Un–tethered learning Learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  22. 22. 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? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  23. 23. Key Trends: Mobile Learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  24. 24. Taking it Mobile! Access Obstacles Aspirations Opportunities © Project Tomorrow 2011
  25. 25. Access: Students and their mobile devices Students’ personal access to mobile devices K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 82% 77% 50% 52% 48%49% 37% 33% 25% 26% 21% 21% 18% 17% 17% 17%18% 13% 8% 9% Cell phone (no Smartphone Digital reader MP3 Tablet device internet access) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  26. 26. Change in student access to mobile devices– 2006 to 2011 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  27. 27. Access outside of school High School Student Internet Access Outside of School – Broadband vs. Mobile 77% 75% 72% 59% 55% 53% Urban Suburban Rural My home computer has fast internet access (such as DSL) I access the internet through 3G/4G mobile device © Project Tomorrow 2011
  28. 28. Snapshot: High Tech High Flex ProjectObjective:• Provide 3G netbooks to 94 low income students w/o home access• Provide access to digital content and projects• Close digital equity gap © Project Tomorrow 2011
  29. 29. Snapshot: High Tech Flex ProjectImpact: 24/7 access for these students • Increased student engagement in learning • Improved student productivity • Improved student performance • Development of workforce ready skills • Improved parent-teacher relationship • Stimulated new teacher practice © Project Tomorrow 2011
  30. 30. ObstaclesWhat obstacles do students face using technology@ school? Students’ Top 5: 1. Websites that I need are blocked 59% 2. I cannot use my mobile device 55% 3. I cannot access social media tools 51% 4. Too many rules! 48% 5. Teachers limit our tech use 42% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  31. 31. Students have solutions!Option #1: Let me use my own tools and devices at school © Project Tomorrow 2011
  32. 32. Let me use my own mobile device! Gr 9-12 59% Gr 6-8 56% Gr 3-5 27% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  33. 33. Students have solutions!Option #1: Let me use my own tools and devices at schoolOption #2: Provide me with tools that replicate what I am already doing outside of school © Project Tomorrow 2011
  34. 34. How likely are you this year to allow students to use their own mobile devices for instructional purposes at school? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  35. 35. How likely are you this year to allow students to use their own mobile devices for instructional purposes at school? Will you allow students to use their own mobile devices? 11% 22% 65% Likely Unlikely Unsure © Project Tomorrow 2011
  36. 36. “What is holding you back?”Top challenges:• Concerns about theft of devices• Concerns about network security• Digital equity issues• Teachers are not trained• Devices could be a distraction © Project Tomorrow 2011
  37. 37. Teachers’ views on students’ using mobiledevices in class “What are your concerns?” Top concerns: • Devices will distract students • Digital equity • Students will cheat on tests • How to reach responsible use • I don’t know to use them in instruction © Project Tomorrow 2011
  38. 38. Snapshot: TLINC ProjectObjective:• To provide student teachers with 24/7 access to professional resources via a mobile device• To facilitate greater cooperation between student teachers, mentor teachers & faculty © Project Tomorrow 2011
  39. 39. Snapshot: TLINQ ProjectImpact: Mobile use by student teachers • Greater use of emerging tools for professional learning • Use of social networking “on the go” • Creation of a mobile community • Increased experimentation with the tools © Project Tomorrow 2011
  40. 40. AspirationsStudents and mobile learningHow would you use a mobile device to help youwith schoolwork? A. Increase effectiveness of school: Check grades 81% Take notes for class 67% Access online textbooks 62% Write papers and do homework 56% Use the calendar 50% Learn about school activities 47% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  41. 41. Students and mobile learning How would you use a mobile device to help you with schoolwork? B. Leverage capabilities to increase personalization of learning process: Anytime, anywhere research 72% Receive reminders & alerts 61% Collaborate with peers & teachers 55% Organize schoolwork assignments 53% Access school network from home 51% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  42. 42. Views of parents, teachers & administrators Why Mobile Learning? Increases student engagement Extends learning beyond school day Personalizes learning Access to online textbooks Way to review materials after school 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Parents Teachers Principals © Project Tomorrow 2011
  43. 43. Parents’ Changing Views on the Benefits of MobileLearning – from 2009 to 2011 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  44. 44. Parents & educators are also “mobilists!”• 67% of parents of school aged children have a smartphone; an increase of almost 3X from 2006.• In the past 3 years, teachers’ access to a smartphone has more than doubled from 20 percent in 2008 to 54 percent in 2011.• District office administrators are almost 2X as likely now to be carrying a tablet computer (55 percent) than a simple cellphone that does not have Internet access (31 percent).• Administrators with 1 to 3 years of experience only slightly more likely to use a smartphone or tablet than their peers with 16 or more years of experience as an administrator. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  45. 45. Mobile learning visionsParents offer a solution to the digital equity challengeIf your child’s school allowed for the use of mobiledevices for educational purposes, how likely is itthat you would purchase one for your child? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  46. 46. Parents offer a solution to the digital equity challengeIf your child’s school allowed for the use of mobile devicesfor educational purposes, how likely is it that you wouldpurchase one for your child? Parents: Willingness to Purchase a Mobile Device for Child 13% 8% Likely Unlikely Unsure 15% School responsibility 62% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  47. 47. If your child’s school allowed for the use of mobile devicesfor educational purposes, how likely is it that you wouldpurchase one for your child? Urban Suburban Rural Title 1 Likely 61% 59% 58% 57% Unlikely 13% 15% 13% 14% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  48. 48. Opportunities Welcome to Math Class! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  49. 49. Welcome to Math Class! Traditional class Traditional class Traditional class with teacher with teacher with a mix of directed directed teacher directed instruction – instruction but instruction and lectures, textbook with some student directed assignments, technology used learning and the group projects or to support use of technology labs instruction tools to support both the teacher and students © Project Tomorrow 2011
  50. 50. Welcome to Math Class! Traditional class Traditional class Traditional class with teacher with teacher with a mix of directed directed teacher directed instruction – instruction but instruction and lectures, textbook with some student directed assignments, technology used learning and the group projects or to support use of technology labs instruction tools to support both the teacher and students 43% 33% 9% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  51. 51. ASTUDENT’S LIFE © Project Tomorrow 2011
  52. 52. #1 way toimprove math class © Project Tomorrow 2011
  53. 53. What is . . . . . ?1. Having a teacher who is excited about math2. Using an online textbook3. Solving real world problems4. Collaborating with classmates5. Using a mobile device in class © Project Tomorrow 2011
  54. 54. What is collaborating with classmates on solving problems?© Project Tomorrow 2011
  55. 55. Middle school students’ “speak up” aboutthe ultimate math class  Collaborate with classmates on problem solving 50%  Ability to text my teacher with questions 42%  I have a connection with my teacher 38%  My teacher is excited about math 37%  Solving real world problems 32%  Ability to use mobile devices to video problems 32%  Access to online tutors 30%  Access to online textbooks 31%  Take an online math class 27% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  56. 56. Snapshot: Onslow County SchoolsObjective:• Provide 3G netbooks and tablets to students in math classes for use in and out of school (formerly smartphones)• Improve math achievement• Close digital access gap in district © Project Tomorrow 2011
  57. 57. Snapshot: Onslow County Schools Impact: • Mobile use within math class • Development of workplace ready skills • Build math capacity for future success • Demonstrated project based learning with mobiles • “Community of learners” • Increased home access • Change in teacher practice • Increased math achievement © Project Tomorrow 2011
  58. 58. The Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Mobile Un–tethered learning Learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  59. 59. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  60. 60. Do we have a shared vision for the future of mobilelearning in our schools?Tools/apps for organizationTools/apps for collaboration Students Gr 3-5 Principals Schoolwide Internet access Teachers Parents School provided tablets Students Gr 6-12 Student owned devices 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  61. 61. “Our students need to use the tools that arefound in their world today and be ready to use the tools of tomorrow. Social media, onlineclasses, mobile devices and other tools will help them become global communicators, digital learners and be able to adapt to the rapidly changing world of technology.” District CTO/CIO, California © Project Tomorrow 2011
  62. 62. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org• 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• Presentations, podcasts and webinars• Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies © Project Tomorrow 2011
  63. 63. Participate in Speak Up 2012! Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary Special online surveys to collect and report on the views of the K-12 students, teachers, librarians, administrators and parents on the role of technology within teaching and learning. Online surveys open: Oct 3 – Dec 14 Learn more @ www.tomorrow.org © Project Tomorrow 2011
  64. 64. Discussion• Where are you with your mobile strategy: – Open – Closed – Hybrid – Not sure• What are your concern points?• What are your next steps? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  65. 65. A big thank you to: © Project Tomorrow 2011
  66. 66. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT 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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