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  • Mobile Devices Within Instruction Aug. 19, 2009 Moderator: Geoff Fletcher, editorial director 1105 Media Education Group
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  • Agenda
    • Introduction
    • What is Speak Up?
    • Review of National Data Findings
    • Trends to Watch
    • Expert Panel Discussion
    • Question and answer session
    • Invitation to participate in Speak Up 2009
  • Our Presenters Julie Evans, chief executive officer, Project Tomorrow Jeff Billings, director of technology, Paradise Valley Unified School District (AZ) Thea Jones, supervisor, Office of Instructional Technology, Baltimore County Public Schools (MD) Suzette Kliwer, national board certified teacher, Mathematics, Southwest High School, Onslow County School District (NC) Geoff Fletcher, editorial director, 1105 Media Education Group
  • Who we are
    • T.H.E Journal is the leading IT resource for the K-12 market
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      • Websites
        • www.thejournal.com
        • www.eduhound.com
      • eNewsletters
        • News Update
        • Smart Classroom
        • Classroom Tips and Techniques
      • Conference
        • FETC 2010
  • Our Sponsor FETC Virtual Conference Fall ‘09 http://virtual.fetc.org FETC Virtual Conference Fall ‘09 is a live international conference and expo that complements the nationally-recognized, in-person January FETC conference experience by offering attendees, who don’t have the time or the financial resources, with a way to gain essential professional development information in addition to critical interaction with leading solution providers.
  • Mobile Devices within Instruction Students, Parents and Educators “ Speak Up” about Mobile Learning Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow
  • What are the expectations of today’s students for using mobile devices for learning? How well are schools and districts meeting the needs of these students? Where is innovation happening?
    • Today’s Discussion
    • Annual national research project
      • Online surveys + focus groups
      • Open for all K-12 schools
      • Schools/districts get back their own data for planning and budgeting
    • Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations
      • K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators + Pre-Service Teachers
    • Inform policies & programs
      • Analysis and reporting – national reports, state reports, district reports
      • Services: custom reports, consulting with districts and state agencies
      • 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
    • Speak Up is facilitated annually
    • by Project Tomorrow
    • (formerly known as NetDay)
    Project Tomorrow is the leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education. (www.tomorrow.org)
  • Inviting all K-12 Schools, Districts and Schools of Education to participate in Speak Up 2009 Speak Up 2009 Oct 12 – Dec 18 New online surveys for: K-12 Students Teachers Parents Administrators Pre-Service Teachers All institutions get a free report with complete data No fee to participate No limit on # of surveys
  • We would like to recognize our Speak Up 2008 Sponsors:
  • And the support of our Speak Up 2008 National Champion Outreach Partners: + 75 other national education associations & nonprofit groups
  • Research about K-12 Students & Technology Use: Mobile Devices Speak Up 2008 Selected Data Findings
    • K-12 Students 281,500
    • Teachers 29,644
    • Parents (in English & Spanish) 21,309
    • School/District Administrators 3,114
    • Schools / Districts 4,379 / 868
    • States All 50
      • Top 10: TX, CA, AZ, AL, IL, MD, FL, NC, NE, WI
      • 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
    National Speak Up 2008 Participation
      • Learning & Teaching with Technology
      • Web 2.0 in Education
      • Broadband Access & Policy
      • 21 st Century Skills: Information/Media Literacy Skills
      • Science Instruction & Global Competitiveness
      • Emerging Technologies in the Classroom
        • Mobile Devices
        • Online Learning
        • Digital Content
      • Designing the 21st Century School
    Speak Up 2008 survey question themes
  • Speak Up 2008 Data Findings Who am I? Warm Up Exercise
  • Who am I? Profile characteristics:
    • Wishes for their ultimate school
      • Digital media tools (31%)
      • High tech science tools (39%)
      • Online tools for organization (35%)
    • 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%)
  • Audience Response: Who am I?
    • Kindergarten Boy
    • 3rd Grade Girl
    • 7th Grade Boy
    • 10th Grade Girl
    • Teacher
  • Audience Response: Who am I?
  • Who am I? 3 rd Grade Girl
  • Meet the profile of today’s 3rd grade girls:
    • Wishes for their ultimate school
      • Digital media tools (31%)
      • High tech science tools (39%)
      • Online tools for organization (35%)
    • 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%)
  • 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
  • Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” So, what are the next emerging technologies to be paced by the “ Digital Advance Team?”
    • The mobile learner
    • It’s a Web 2.0 World
    • “ I’ll take that class to go!”
    • The ultimate online textbook
    • Exploring STEM careers
    Digital Advance Team Trends
  • Introducing the “Digital Advance Team”
    • Let’s listen in and learn!
    • Activities, Attitudes and Aspirations
    • Disconnects and Differences
    • Trends and Leverage Points
      • “ Digital disconnect” is alive & well:
      • the gap between how
      • today’s students learn and
      • how they live!
    Key findings from Speak Up data:
      • “ 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:
  • Besides Internet research and writing assignments, how are students using technology for schoolwork? Adding some context . . .
  • How are students using technology for schoolwork?
  • How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school?
  • How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school? Students say: Not very!
    • Students’ top responses:
    • School filters and firewalls block websites I need
    • Teachers limit our technology use
    • Too many rules!
        • Cannot use my own devices
        • Cannot access my communications tools
        • Limits on use of school technology
    Besides time, what are the major obstacles students face using technology at school?
    • 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?
    • Students:
      • Access and availability
      • Aspirations for use within instruction
    • Educators & Parents:
      • Access and availability
      • Perceived benefits and barriers
    Digital Disconnect: Mobile Devices
  • Speak Up 2008 National Data Findings
  • Speak Up National Data Findings: 3 year perspective
    • Communications
      • Email teachers, classmates
      • Access personal websites
    • Collaborations
      • Projects and calendars
    • Creativity
      • Create/share documents, videos, ed games
    • Productivity
      • Research, downloads
      • Get alerts and reminders
    How students want to use mobile devices to support learning
  • Productivity: Using mobile devices to support learning
  • We asked students: What is you could design the ultimate online textbook? What features and functionality would you like to have? Productivity: Using mobile devices to support learning
    • What is you could design the ultimate online textbook?
    • Desired features/functionality:
    • Ability to download information to my cell phone
      • Gr 3-5: 25%
      • Gr 6-12: 53%
    Productivity: Using mobile devices to support learning
  • What if you could design the ultimate school . . . . what technologies would have the greatest impact on your learning?
  • What if you could design the ultimate school?
  • Views of parents, teachers and administrators about mobile devices in learning
  • Speak Up 2008 National Data Findings
  • Views of parents, teachers and administrators
  • Views of teachers who have smartphones
    • Besides funding, what is needed to
    • effectively use mobile devices in your
    • classroom?
    • Equitable access – 53%
    • Professional development – 49%
    • Ongoing tech support – 47%
    • Examples of effective classroom practice – 42%
    • District support – 39%
    Views of teachers
  • 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
  • Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team”
    • Are we listening?
    • Learning that is
    • Enabled
    • Engaging
    • Empowered
  • Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team”
    • Are we listening?
    • Learning that is
    • Enabled
    • Engaging
    • Empowered
    How do we get there?
  • Introducing today’s expert panelists: Jeff Billings Director of Technology Paradise Valley Unified School District (AZ) Thea Jones Supervisor, Office of Instructional Technology Baltimore County Public Schools (MD) Suzette Kliwer National Board Certified Teacher - Mathematics Southwest High School Onslow County School District (NC)  
  • Inviting all K-12 Schools, Districts and Schools of Education to participate in Speak Up 2009 Speak Up 2009 Oct 12 – Dec 18 New online surveys for: K-12 Students Teachers Parents Administrators Pre-Service Teachers All institutions get a free report with complete data No fee to participate No limit on # of surveys Learn more at www.tomorrow.org
    • To give stakeholders voice in national and state policy
    • To collect unique data from stakeholders
      • Benchmark with national and state data
      • To inform programs, policies and purchases
      • High value of having an outside “unbiased guardian” collecting the data
    • To support specific initiatives such as mobile devices in the classroom, 1:1 programs or professional development
      • To validate direction and approach – pre and post
      • To build support
      • To generate new ideas
    • To model for students the value of being part of the national discussion – civic engagement
    • To demonstrate to students, teachers and parents that their ideas are valued by their education leaders
    Why do schools, districts and states participate in Speak Up?
  • More data and reports are available on our website: www.tomorrow.org Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [email_address] 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2009. 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. Thank you!
  • Question and Answer Session
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