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  • 1. Web 2.0 and Education October 14, 2009 Moderator: Geoff Fletcher, editorial director 1105 Media Education Group
  • 2. About this Webcast
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  • 3. Agenda
    • Introduction
    • What is Speak Up?
    • Invitation to participate in Speak Up 2009
    • Review of National Data Findings
    • Trends to Watch
    • Expert Panel Discussion
    • Questions & Answers
  • 4. Our Presenters Julie Evans, chief executive officer, Project Tomorrow Brian Hackett, instructional technology resource teacher, Forest Park High School, Woodbridge VA Adam Hile, math instructional officer, Klein Independent School District, Klein TX Jim Klein, director of information services and technology, Saugus Union School District, Saugus CA Geoff Fletcher, editorial director, 1105 Media Education Group
  • 5. Who we are
    • T.H.E Journal is the leading IT resource for the K-12 market
      • Magazine
      • Websites
        • www.thejournal.com
        • www.eduhound.com
      • eNewsletters
        • News Update
        • Smart Classroom
        • Classroom Tips and Techniques
      • Conference
        • FETC 2010
  • 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. Students, Parents and Educators “ Speak Up” about Web 2.0 and Education October 14, 2009 Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow
  • 8. Today’s discussion
    • How are today’s students and teachers using Web 2.0 in their personal lives?
    • What are students’ and parents’ aspirations for using Web 2.0 within learning?
    • How are schools and districts addressing this new era of Web 2.0?
    • Where is innovation happening?
  • 9.
    • Annual national research project
      • Online surveys + focus groups
      • Open for all K-12 schools & schools of education
      • Participating schools/districts/universities get free online report with their stakeholder data plus national data for benchmarking
    • Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations
      • K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Pre-Service Teachers
      • National Findings Release annually in Washington DC
    • Inform policies & programs
      • Analysis and reporting – national reports, state reports, district reports
      • Services: custom reports, consulting services, webinars
      • NCES back end database – provide statistically significant samplings
    • 6 years of empowering authentic voices – since 2003:
      • 1.3 million K-12 students
      • 103,000 teachers
      • 54,000 parents
      • 6,300 school leaders
      • 18,000 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia
    What is Speak Up? 1.5 million respondents
  • 10.
    • 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.
  • 11. Online surveys available for: K-12 students Parents Teachers Administrators New! Pre-service teachers Take surveys: Oct 19 – 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. Why do schools, students and states participate in Speak Up?
    • Collect unique data from stakeholders
    • Give stakeholders a voice in national/state policy
    • Support specific initiatives such as Web 2.0, digital content, online learning, mobile devices, 1:1 programs or new teacher professional development programs
    • Model for students the value of civic engagement and being part of a national discussion
    • Recognition as an innovation leader
    • Demonstrate to students, teachers and parents that their ideas are valued by their education leaders
    • Understand the future of K-12 education
  • 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. About Speak Up Schools
    • 95% public, 3% private, 2% virtual
    • 35% urban, 32% suburban, 33% rural
    • 45% Title 1 eligible – indication of high poverty
    • 34% majority-minority student population
  • 15. Speak up Survey Question Themes
    • Learning & Teaching with Technology
    • Web 2.0 in Education
    • Broadband Access & Policy
    • 21st Century Skills
    • Science/Math Instruction & Global Competitiveness
    • Emerging Technologies in the Classroom
        • Mobile Devices
        • Online Learning
        • Digital Content
    • Designing the 21st Century School
  • 16. Speak Up 2008 Data Findings Who am I? Warm Up Exercise
  • 17. Who am I? Profile characteristics:
    • Wishes for their ultimate school
      • Digital media tools (31%)
      • High tech science tools (39%)
      • Online tools for collaboration (25%)
    • Access to mobile devices:
      • MP3 player (44%)
      • Game player (53%)
      • Laptop (44%)
    Participates in immersive virtual reality environments (39%) Uses Internet for education research (51%) and online assessments (35%)
  • 18. Audience Response: Who Am I?
    • Kindergarten boy
    • Third grade girl
    • Seventh grade boy
    • Tenth grade girl
    • Teacher
  • 19. Who am I? 3 rd Grade Girl
  • 20. Who am I? Profile characteristics:
    • Wishes for their ultimate school
      • Digital media tools (31%)
      • High tech science tools (39%)
      • Online tools for collaboration (25%)
    • Access to mobile devices:
      • MP3 player (44%)
      • Game player (53%)
      • Laptop (44%)
    Participates in immersive virtual reality environments (39%) Uses Internet for education research (51%) and online assessments (35%)
  • 21. 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
  • 22. Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” So, what are the next emerging technologies to be paced by the “ Digital Advance Team?”
  • 23. Digital Advance Team Trends
    • The mobile learner
    • It’s a Web 2.0 World
    • “ I’ll take that class to go!”
    • Digital content & online textbooks
    • Exploring STEM careers
  • 24.
      • “ Digital disconnect” is alive & well:
      • the gap between how
      • today’s students learn and
      • how they live!
    Key findings from Speak Up data:
  • 25.
      • “ Digital disconnect” is alive & well:
        • Between students and teachers
        • Between advanced tech students and other students
        • Between girls and boys
        • Between older and younger students
    Key findings from Speak Up data:
  • 26. Besides Internet research and writing assignments, how are students using technology for schoolwork? Adding some context . . .
  • 27. How are students using technology for schoolwork?
  • 28. How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school?
  • 29. How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school? Students say: Not very!
  • 30.
    • Students’ top responses:
    • School filters/firewalls block websites I need
    • Teachers limit our technology use
    • Too many rules!
        • Cannot use my own devices
        • Cannot access my communications tools
        • Rules that limit use of my school’s technology
    Besides time, what are the major obstacles students face using technology at school?
  • 31.
    • Students’ top responses:
    • Let me use my own laptop, cell phone or mobile device
    • Give me unlimited Internet access
    • Let me access my school projects from any computer – home or at school
    Students: How could your school make it easier for you to work electronically?
  • 32. How are students, teachers, parents & administrators using Web 2.0 tools?
  • 33. Uses for Web 2.0 Tools & Applications Across 4 strands: Communications Creation Collaboration Contribution
  • 34. Web 2.0 Applications
  • 35. Web 2.0 Applications
  • 36. Web 2.0 Applications
  • 37. How are students using Web 2.0 tools for schoolwork? Significant changes from 2007: Email/IM/Text Using social networking site to collaborate with classmates 150% 27%
  • 38. On the horizon – coming quickly to a tipping point near you!
    • Virtual worlds
      • 38% of students gr 3-5 participate regularly (a 58% increase from 2007)
    • Create/modify digital media
      • 32% of students in gr 3-9
      • 50% in focus groups have posted a video
    • Writing collaboratively
      • 19% of middle/high school students using these tools now
  • 39. What if you could design the ultimate school . . . . what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning?
  • 40.
    • Digital media tools for creating projects
    • Games and virtual simulations
    • Personal laptops for each student
    • Student access to email and IM at school
    • Using mobile devices like cellphones, MP3 players and PDAs
    • Online classes
    • Collaboration tools such as blogs, social networking sites, wikis
    What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
  • 41. What if you could design the ultimate school?
  • 42. Web 2.0 for learning in the ultimate school – different perspectives!
  • 43.
      • Desired features:
      • Electronic notes and highlighting (63%)
      • Self assessments (62%)
      • Links to real time data (52%)
      • Games (57%) and simulations (55%)
      • Access to online tutors (53%)
      • Create own podcasts and videocasts (48%)
      • Tools for collaboration (44%)
    Students design an online textbook
  • 44.
    • - Ability to download information to my cell phone
      • Gr 3-5: 25%
      • Gr 6-8: 53%
      • Gr 9-12: 53%
    Students design the online textbook Desired features continued:
  • 45. 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
  • 46. Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team”
    • Are we listening?
    • Un-tether learning
    • New learning spaces
    • Social based learning
    • Digital resources add relevancy
    • Go beyond classroom walls
  • 47. Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team”
    • Are we listening?
    • Learning that is
    • Enabled
    • Engaging
    • Empowered
  • 48. Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team”
    • Are we listening?
    • Learning that is
    • Enabled
    • Engaging
    • Empowered
    How do we get there?
  • 49. Online surveys available for: K-12 students Parents Teachers Administrators New! Pre-service teachers Take surveys: Oct 19 – 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.
  • 50. Our Panel of Experts Julie Evans, chief executive officer, Project Tomorrow Brian Hackett, instructional technology resource teacher, Forest Park High School, Woodbridge VA Adam Hile, math instructional officer, Klein Independent School District, Klein TX Jim Klein, director of information services and technology, Saugus Union School District, Saugus CA Geoff Fletcher, editorial director, 1105 Media Education Group
  • 51. Question and Answer Session
  • 52. 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 10/28 at 11 am Pacific Web 2.0 and Education 10/14 at noon Pacific Digital Content Now on demand Mobile Devices Within Instruction Now on demand
  • 53. About this Webcast
    • This event will be available for on-demand viewing within 24 hours. You will be notified by email when the archive is ready.
    • For additional information about this or other T.H.E. Journal Webcasts, please contact:
    • Kanoe Namahoe, e-content producer
    • [email_address]
  • 54. Thank you for attending!