Taking It Mobile: Success Stories from the New Frontier of Un-tethered Learning

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Taking It Mobile: Success Stories from the New Frontier of Un-tethered Learning

  1. 1. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Welcome to Taking it Mobile: Success Stories from the New Frontier of Un-tethered Learning Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org
  2. 2. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Download presentation materials, share ideas, and discuss concepts shared in this session by joining our Edmodo Group with the following code: FETC40 Join the FETC Community at http://www.edmodo.com/fetc
  3. 3. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions • What is the vision of today’s students for mobile learning? • How does this student vision compare with the educators’ realities? How are schools and districts leveraging mobile technologies for achievement and productivity? • What challenges or obstacles do educators face in implementing mobile learning? What benefits are already being realized? What is holding back greater adoption?
  4. 4. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Agenda • Brief introduction to Speak Up and some new data results • Discussion with our expert panel • Audience Q&A
  5. 5. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Introducing our Expert Panel Judy Copeland Director, Media, Instructional Technology & Secondary Services Onslow County Schools (NC) Sharon Gabriel Principal, Ocoee Middle School Orange County Public Schools (FL) Camilla Gagliolo Instructional Technology Coordinator Arlington Public Schools (VA) John Lien Sr. Administrator, Technology Professional Development Services Orange County Public Schools (FL)
  6. 6. © Project Tomorrow 2011 • 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 • Inform policies & programs  Analysis and reporting  Services to help transform teaching and learning Speak Up National Research Project
  7. 7. © Project Tomorrow 2011 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.
  8. 8. © Project Tomorrow 2011 • Empowering 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 . . . Speak Up National Research Project 2.2 million respondents
  9. 9. © Project Tomorrow 2011  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship  Science and Math Instruction / STEM Career Interests  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  Emerging Technologies in the Classroom  Online Learning, Mobile Devices, Digital Content  Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications  Designing the 21st Century School Speak Up survey question themes
  10. 10. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Saluting our Speak Up Sponsors:
  11. 11. © Project Tomorrow 2011 And the 75+ other national education and business associations & nonprofit groups that promote Speak Up to their stakeholders, members & affiliates. Thank you to our K-12 National Champion Outreach Partners:
  12. 12. © Project Tomorrow 2011  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 National Speak Up 2010 Participation: 379,355
  13. 13. © Project Tomorrow 2011 National Speak Up 2010 Participation: 379,355 Release of national findings: Student & Parent Data: April 1 Educator Data: early May Stay tuned to all Speak Up announcements: www.tomorrow.org SpeakUpEd – Twitter and Facebook
  14. 14. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about theirVision for 21st Century Learning Three Essential Elements of the Student Vision: Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning
  15. 15. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Learning in the 21st Century: Taking it Mobile! A special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc. http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/MobileLearningReport_2010.html
  16. 16. © Project Tomorrow 2011 K-12 students’ personal access to mobile devices (preliminary Speak Up 2010 data findings) Device K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Cell phone 21% 29% 51% 56% Smart phone 16% 19% 34% 46% Laptop 37% 42% 60% 67% MP3 37% 55% 79% 85% iPad 10% 8% 13% 10%
  17. 17. © Project Tomorrow 2011 K-12 students include mobile learning in their “ultimate school or class” (preliminary Speak Up 2010 data findings) Designing the Ultimate School - Mobile Devices 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Handheld device Laptop iPad Gr 9-12 Gr 6-8 Gr 3-5 K-2
  18. 18. © Project Tomorrow 2011 How would you use your mobile device to help you with schoolwork? (preliminary Speak Up 2010 data findings) Top vote getters: Check grades 74% Internet research 68% Take notes for class 59% Text or IM classmate or teacher re: schoolwork 53% Use the calendar 50% It’s all about productivity!
  19. 19. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Introducing the “Mobile Learning Explorer” A new cohort of educators are pushing the envelope for mobile learning. . . . The Educator Perspective
  20. 20. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Introducing the “Mobile Learning Explorer”  2X as likely as other educators to have a smart phone; 4X as likely to have a netbook  Technology is extremely important to student success: 100% agree!  Administrators see value of mobile devices as part of their ultimate school  Teachers currently using mobile devices within instruction
  21. 21. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Introducing our Expert Panel Judy Copeland Director, Media, Instructional Technology & Secondary Services Onslow County Schools (NC) Sharon Gabriel Principal, Ocoee Middle School Orange County Public Schools (FL) Camilla Gagliolo Instructional Technology Coordinator Arlington Public Schools (VA) John Lien Sr. Administrator, Technology Professional Development Services Orange County Public Schools (FL)
  22. 22. © Project Tomorrow 2011 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 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.
  23. 23. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Evaluations Step 1: Go to http://edmodo.com/fetcevals Step 2: Select session number (FETC40), session title, and evaluate.

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