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Top 10 Trends in Student Learning with Technology

  1. 1. Top 10 Trends in Student Learning with Technology November 20, 2009 Moderator: Geoff Fletcher, editorial director 1105 Media Education Group
  2. 2. About this Webcast <ul><li>Today’s event will be recorded. We will send an e-mail when the archive is available. </li></ul><ul><li>Enter questions in the chat box on your console. </li></ul><ul><li>To view slides in full screen, click “Enlarge slides” </li></ul><ul><li>To download the slides, click “Download slides” </li></ul><ul><li>Disable pop-up blocking software. </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust volume in Windows Media Player, Real Player or in the master volume control in your control panel. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have trouble with the slides or audio stream, click “Control/F5” to refresh your screen. </li></ul><ul><li>Still need help? Click the “Help” button on your console. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>What is Speak Up? </li></ul><ul><li>Invitation to participate in Speak Up 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>National Data Findings: Top 10 Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Expert Panel Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Questions & Answers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our Presenters <ul><li>Julie Evans, chief executive officer, Project Tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>Students: </li></ul><ul><li>Dani, Oak Park High School, No. Kansas City Schools (MO) </li></ul><ul><li>Madison, Roswell High School, Fulton County Schools (GA) </li></ul><ul><li>Morgan, Orange High School, Orange City School District (OH) </li></ul><ul><li>Will, Roswell High School, Fulton County Schools (GA) </li></ul><ul><li>Geoff Fletcher, editorial director, 1105 Media Education Group </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who we are <ul><li>T.H.E Journal is the leading IT resource for the K-12 market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.thejournal.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.eduhound.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eNewsletters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>News Update </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Classroom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Tips and Techniques </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FETC 2010 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Today’s sponsor Acer, www.acer.com Acer provides educators and learners with innovative, intelligent, and mobile learning solutions at a low TCO to help in the attainment of 21st century learning skills. Intel, www.intel.com Intel believes that a solid math and science foundation, combined with 21st century learning skills, is crucial. Intel is directly involved in education programs, advocacy, and technology access.
  7. 7. Top 10 Trends in Student Learning with Technology Speak Up 2008 National Findings November 20, 2009 Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow
  8. 8. Today’s discussion <ul><li>Which are the top trends in student learning with technology? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important for school and district leaders to be aware of these trends? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some examples of how schools are embracing these trends – from the student point of view? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Annual national research project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online surveys + focus groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open for all K-12 schools & schools of education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participating schools/districts/universities get free online report with their stakeholder data plus national data for benchmarking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Pre-Service Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Findings Release annually in Washington DC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inform policies & programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis and reporting – national reports, state reports, district reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services: custom reports, consulting services, webinars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCES back end database – provide statistically significant samplings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>6 years of empowering authentic voices – since 2003: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.3 million K-12 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>103,000 teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>54,000 parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6,300 school leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18,000 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia </li></ul></ul>What is Speak Up? 1.5 million respondents
  10. 10. <ul><li>Speak Up is facilitated annually </li></ul><ul><li>by Project Tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>(formerly known as NetDay) </li></ul>Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org) is the leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education.
  11. 11. Online surveys available for: K-12 students Parents Teachers Administrators New! Pre-service teachers Surveys open now through Dec 18, 2009 Inviting all K-12 Schools, Districts, States and Schools of Education to participate in Speak Up 2009 Free online report for all Speak Up participating districts w/ your local data: Feb 2010 Release of National Speak Up Findings in congressional briefings: Mar & May 2010 No fee to participate. No limit on the # of surveys submitted. 100% confidential.
  12. 12. Why do schools, students and states participate in Speak Up? <ul><li>Collect unique data from stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Give stakeholders a voice in national/state policy </li></ul><ul><li>Support specific initiatives such as 21st century skills, Web 2.0, digital content, online learning, mobile devices, 1:1 programs or new teacher professional development programs </li></ul><ul><li>Model for students the value of civic engagement and being part of a national discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition as an innovation leader </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate to students, teachers and parents that their ideas are valued by their education leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the future of K-12 education </li></ul>
  13. 13. National Speak Up 2008 Participation TX, CA, AZ, AL, IL, MD, FL, NC, NE, WI Top ten states All 50 States 4,379/868 Schools/districts 3,114 School/district administrators 21,309 Parents (in English and Spanish) 29,644 Teachers 281,500 K-12 students
  14. 14. About Speak Up Schools <ul><li>95% public, 3% private, 2% virtual </li></ul><ul><li>35% urban, 32% suburban, 33% rural </li></ul><ul><li>45% Title 1 eligible – indication of high poverty </li></ul><ul><li>34% majority-minority student population </li></ul>
  15. 15. Speak Up Survey Question Themes <ul><li>Learning & Teaching with Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 in Education </li></ul><ul><li>21st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Science/Math Instruction & Global Competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Technologies in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Devices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Designing the 21st Century School </li></ul>
  16. 16. Selected Speak Up National Findings Top 10 Trends
  17. 17. Let’s listen in and learn! What we are hearing: K-12 districts are using Speak Up data as input for decisions on how to effectively leverage the historic stimulus funds
  18. 18. Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Today’s K-12 Students Adopting/adapting technologies for learning Tech trend setters Their use predicts widespread acceptance Out of school use drives in school use Pace car for others Teachers ultimately catch up
  19. 19. Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Case Study: Use of email technology for communications
  20. 20. Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Case Study: Use of email technology for communications <ul><li>Students use email for personal communications </li></ul><ul><li>Students expand use to schoolwork </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers adopt email for adult communications </li></ul><ul><li>Some teachers now using for student feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ use waning </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><ul><li>“ Digital disconnect” is alive & well: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the gap between how </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>today’s students learn and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how they live! </li></ul></ul>Context for the key findings
  22. 22. <ul><ul><li>“ Digital disconnect” is alive & well: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between students and teachers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between advanced tech students and other students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between girls and boys </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between older and younger students </li></ul></ul></ul>Context for the key findings
  23. 23. Besides Internet research and writing assignments, how are students using technology for schoolwork? What are students’ aspirations for technology use within learning?
  24. 24. Speak Up Trend # 1 Student use of technology varies by grade level – not all digital natives are using technology the same way.
  25. 25. How are students using technology for schoolwork?
  26. 26. Speak Up Trend # 2 Students want interactive online textbooks that leverage Web 2.0 and social learning features.
  27. 27. <ul><ul><li>Desired features: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic notes and highlighting (63%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self assessments (62%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to real time data (52%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Games (57%) and simulations (55%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerpoint presentations of lectures (55%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to online tutors (53%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloadable to a cell phone (53%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create own podcasts and videocasts (48%) </li></ul></ul>Students design an online textbook
  28. 28. Speak Up Trend # 3 Today’s students are mobile learners.
  29. 29. Access to Devices for the Mobile Learner
  30. 30. <ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email teachers, classmates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access personal websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects and calendars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create/share documents, videos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research, downloads, ed games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get alerts and reminders </li></ul></ul>How students want to use mobile devices to support learning
  31. 31. Speak Up Trend # 4 Web 2.0 tools are for increased productivity, not just engagement in the learning process.
  32. 32. Web 2.0 Applications
  33. 33. Speak Up Trend # 5 “ I’ll take that class to go!” Students are interested in online learning to satisfy a variety of self-determined learning needs.
  34. 34. Additional interest in taking an online class: + 40% of high school students + 35% of middle school students + 15% of students grades 3-5 Students and online learning Taken or researched taking an online class: 20% of high school students 26% of middle school students
  35. 35. Why take an online class?
  36. 36. Speak Up Trend # 6 Students are adapting emerging technologies to meet learning needs. Example: social networking tools
  37. 37. How are students using social based tools for schoolwork? Significant changes from 2007: Email/IM/Text Using social networking site to collaborate with classmates 150% 27%
  38. 38. Speak Up Trend # 7 Developing 21st century information and media literacy skills
  39. 39. 21 st century skills: information & media literacy skills <ul><li>Student point of view – most important skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to organize information </li></ul><ul><li>Know now to summarize research </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to identify sources/locate resources </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to evaluate my own work </li></ul><ul><li>Less important skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to produce digital media </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to detect bias, censorship </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to authenticate credibility </li></ul>
  40. 40. How do students want to acquire these skills?
  41. 41. Speak Up Trend # 8 Students continue to be frustrated with using technology @ their school for learning.
  42. 42. <ul><li>Top responses: </li></ul><ul><li>School filters and firewalls block websites I need </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers limit our technology use </li></ul><ul><li>Too many rules! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot use my own devices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot access my communications tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rules that limit use of my school’s technology </li></ul></ul></ul>Besides time, what are the major obstacles students face using technology at school?
  43. 43. Speak Up Trend # 9 Students have a solution: let me use my own devices @ school!
  44. 44. <ul><li>Students say: </li></ul><ul><li>Let me use my own laptop, cell phone or mobile device </li></ul><ul><li>Give me unlimited Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Let me access my school projects from any computer – home or at school </li></ul>How schools could make it easier for students to work electronically?
  45. 45. Speak Up Trend # 10 The ultimate classroom? Students want to define and direct their own educational destiny.
  46. 46. <ul><li>Students in Kindergarten thru 12 th grade say the same thing every year: </li></ul>What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
  47. 47. <ul><li>Students in Kindergarten thru 12 th grade say the same thing every year: </li></ul>What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning? “ Give me a laptop for my personal use at school and at home”
  48. 48. What if you could design the ultimate school?
  49. 49. Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Today’s K-12 Students Adopting/adapting technologies for learning Tech trend setters Their use predicts widespread acceptance Out of school use drives in school use Pace car for others Teachers ultimately catch up
  50. 50. Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team” <ul><li>Are we listening? </li></ul><ul><li>Un-tether learning </li></ul><ul><li>New learning spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Social based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Digital resources add relevancy </li></ul><ul><li>Go beyond classroom walls </li></ul>
  51. 51. Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team” <ul><li>Are we listening? </li></ul><ul><li>Learning that is </li></ul><ul><li>Enabled </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Empowered </li></ul>
  52. 52. Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team” <ul><li>Are we listening? </li></ul><ul><li>Learning that is </li></ul><ul><li>Enabled </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Empowered </li></ul>How do we get there?
  53. 53. Online surveys available for: K-12 students Parents Teachers Administrators New! Pre-service teachers Surveys available until Dec 18, 2009 Participate in Speak Up 2009! Free online report for all Speak Up participating districts w/ your local data: Feb 2010 Release of National Speak Up Findings in congressional briefings: Mar & May 2010 No fee to participate. No limit on the # of surveys submitted. 100% confidential.
  54. 54. Surveys open until Dec 18, 2009 How to Speak Up Activate your school/district registration Promote to your stakeholders Leverage incentives or specific motivators Use our tools: banner ads, email text Plan for how you will use the data Track participation – we provide weekly updates We are here to help you! www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2009/
  55. 55. www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2009/
  56. 56. Our Presenters <ul><li>Julie Evans, chief executive officer, Project Tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>Students: </li></ul><ul><li>Dani, Oak Park High School, No. Kansas City Schools (MO) </li></ul><ul><li>Madison, Roswell High School, Fulton County Schools (GA) </li></ul><ul><li>Morgan, Orange High School, Orange City School District (OH) </li></ul><ul><li>Will, Roswell High School, Fulton County Schools (GA) </li></ul><ul><li>Geoff Fletcher, editorial director, 1105 Media Education Group </li></ul>
  57. 57. Question and Answer Session
  58. 58. The Speak Up Webinar Series To register for these events, please visit http://thejournal.com/microsites/the-speak-up-webinars/speak-up-home.aspx Internet Safety 12/2 at noon Pacific Top 10 Trends in Student Learning with Technology 11/20 at noon Pacific 21 st Century Skills Now on demand Web 2.0 and Education Now on demand Digital Content Now on demand Mobile Devices Within Instruction Now on demand
  59. 59. About this Webcast <ul><li>This event will be available for on-demand viewing within 24 hours. You will be notified by email when the archive is ready. </li></ul><ul><li>For additional information about this or other T.H.E. Journal Webcasts, please contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Kanoe Namahoe, e-content producer </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  60. 60. Thank you for attending!

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