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The K-12 Student Vision for Personalized Learning and STEM Education

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  • 1. Personalized LearningNew Speak Up Findings on Student, Parent and Educator Aspirations for Mobile LearningJulie Evans, Project Tomorrow
  • 2. Introducing . . . “Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized Learning”A special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc.
  • 3. A big thank you to:
  • 4. Today’s Discussion  Welcoming remarks from Tamara Elliott  About Speak Up  Highlights from the new report  Panel discussion & audience Q&A Speak Up 2011 National Research Project: Views of K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers, Librarians and Administrators
  • 5. Welcoming Remarks Tamara Elliott Marketing Associate Blackboard Mobile
  • 6. Personalized Learning: New Speak Up FindingsPanel DiscussionMs. Alita Walker 5th Grade TeacherRaven Long 5th Grade Student
  • 7. Speak Up National Research Project 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  Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of Education Inform policies & programs  Analysis and reporting of findings and trends  Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 2.6 million surveys since 2003
  • 8. 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
  • 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
  • 10. Saluting our Speak Up 2011 Sponsors:
  • 11. Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingsWashington DCApril 24 and May 23, 2012
  • 12. 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
  • 13. What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning?
  • 14. 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
  • 15. Introducing . . . “Learning in the 21st Century: Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized Learning”A special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc.
  • 16. Learning in the 21st Century:Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized LearningKey Findings1. Mobile devices combined with social media is enabling more personalized learning – for both students and educators
  • 17. Learning in the 21st Century:Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized LearningKey Findings1. Mobile devices combined with social media is enabling more personalized learning – for both students and educators2. Increased parental support for mobile learning is changing the conversation
  • 18. Learning in the 21st Century:Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized LearningKey Findings1. Mobile devices combined with social media is enabling more personalized learning – for both students and educators2. Increased parental support for mobile learning is changing the conversation3. Changing teacher practice is still a critical challenge
  • 19. Learning in the 21st Century:Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized LearningKey Findings1. Mobile devices combined with social media is enabling more personalized learning – for both students and educators2. Increased parental support for mobile learning is changing the conversation3. Changing teacher practice is still a critical challenge4. Many schools and districts are exploring the use of student owned devices
  • 20. Learning in the 21st Century:Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized LearningKey Findings1. Mobile devices combined with social media is enabling more personalized learning – for both students and educators2. Increased parental support for mobile learning is changing the conversation3. Changing teacher practice is still a critical challenge4. Many schools and districts are exploring the use of student owned devices5. Future of mobile learning depends upon a shared vision for personalized learning
  • 21. 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)
  • 22. Students and mobile learningHow would you use a mobile device to help you with 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%
  • 23. Students and mobile learningHow 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%
  • 24. 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?
  • 25. 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? Parents: Willingness to Purchase a Mobile Device for Child 13% 8% Likely Unlikely Unsure 15% School responsibility 62%
  • 26. 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%
  • 27. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning?
  • 28. Do we have a shared vision for the future of digitallearning in our schools? Tools/apps for organization Tools/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%
  • 29. Personalized Learning: New Speak Up FindingsPanel DiscussionMs. Alita Walker 5th Grade TeacherRaven Long 5th Grade Student
  • 30. 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
  • 31. 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 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.

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