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Connecting the Dots                       with Digital Learning Speak Up 2011 National ResultsJulie Evans, Project Tomorro...
Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions   What are the expectations of K-12 students for    personalizing learning with dig...
Discussion Agenda:    Speak Up National Research Project    Student Vision of Personalized Learning    K-12 Landscape a...
Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project   Online surveys + focus groups   Open for all K-12 s...
Speak Up survey question themes   Learning & Teaching with Technology   21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship   Scie...
National Speak Up 2011 Participation: 416,758       K-12 Students                               330,117       Parents (i...
Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingsWashington DCApril 24 and May 23, 2012                © Project Tomorrow 2011
Other Speak Up 2012 Reports Online learning trends report: Learning in the 21st Century: A 5 Year Retrospective on the Gro...
What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the   future of learning?        © Project Tomorrow 2011
Speak Up National Research ProjectKey Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2011 Students function as a “Digital Advance Team” Stude...
The Student Vision for Personalized Learning                    Social–based learning                     Un–tethered lear...
Let’s set some context . . . .                   © Project Tomorrow 2011
Administrators’ Realities                      © Project Tomorrow 2011
Administrators’ RealitiesWhat has the greatest potential to enhance studentachievement?                                  S...
How important is the effective use oftechnology within instruction?                      © Project Tomorrow 2011
Administrators’ RealitiesHow does your ed tech budget today compare toyour budget in 2008/09?                      © Proje...
Administrators’ Realities                      © Project Tomorrow 2011
Administrators’ RealitiesImpact of recent fiscal crisis on budgets  What tech solutions are you considering to help with  ...
Parents’ top concerns about their child’s future       Concerns               CA Parents –                CA Parents –    ...
Students: How do you define success withyour schoolwork? 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%       Good grades   Getting in...
Enabling Technologies              Online learning              Social media for collaborations              Games        ...
Enabler: Online learningStudent interest in taking an online class5 year retrospective                        Yes I am int...
Enabler: Online learningWhy take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons: scheduling and college cr...
Enabler: Online learningYes, students should be required to take an onlineclass for graduation                            ...
Enabler: Online learning  Educators’ experiences with online learning      Online Learning      Teachers                  ...
Enabler: Online learningTeachers and online professional development 30% say online courses are #1 choice for PD    • Alre...
Enabler: Online learning            Teachers’ Wish List for Professional Development on                           Digital ...
Enabler: Social media for collaborationsHow would you design the ultimate math class?Middle school students say: Collabor...
Enabler: Social media for collaborations   How Teachers and Administrators are Using Technology for Professional Tasks    ...
Enabler: Social media for collaborations     How Teachers and Administrators are Using         Technology for Professional...
Enabler: Social media for collaborationsEnabler: Social media for collaborationsHow would you like your district to use te...
Enabler: Games  Why would you use digital or     Math     K-2     Gr 3-5          Gr 6-8     Gr 9-12     online games with...
Enabler: Mobile learning                         Students’ personal access to mobile devices                              ...
Enabler: Mobile learningHow would you use a mobile device to help youwith schoolwork?    A. Increase effectiveness of scho...
Enabler: Mobile learningHow would you use a mobile device to help youwith schoolwork?  B. Leverage capabilities to increas...
Enabler: Mobile learning             High School Student Internet Access Outside of                     School: Broadband ...
Enabler: Mobile learningIf your child’s school allowed for the use of mobile devicesfor educational purposes, how likely i...
Intermediate Outcomes                DIY learning                Personal usage drives value                Print to digit...
Outcomes: DIY learning“DIY Learning” at work . . . .  1 in 10 students have sent out a Tweet about an academic topic  12...
Outcomes: Personal use drives value                        © Project Tomorrow 2011
Outcomes: Personal use drives value          Americans in general:           46% have a smartphone           10% have a ...
Outcomes: Personal use drives value                 Different Views of BYOT by District                            Adminis...
Outcomes: Personal use drives value        Teachers more highly value digital        content if they are digital content u...
Outcomes: Print to digital migration            What do you prefer to read?              Online digital text              ...
Outcomes: Print to digital migrationPreferred format for reading: digital                         © Project Tomorrow 2011
Outcomes: Print to digital migrationIt’s situational!Students:• Short articles? Read online                      37%• Grea...
Sticky wickets – a sampling                 Teacher adoption                 Assessment                 Shared vision deve...
Welcome to Math Class! Traditional class    Traditional class            Traditional class with teacher         with teach...
Sticky wickets: Teacher adoption Welcome to Math Class!  Traditional class    Traditional class            Traditional cla...
Welcome to Math Class! Traditional class   Traditional class             Traditional class with teacher        with teache...
Sticky wickets: Teacher adoptionWhat digital content are you using in your classroom?                         © Project To...
Sticky wickets: Teacher adoptionWhat barriers do administrators identify regarding digitalcontent into classroom instructi...
Sticky wickets: Teacher adoptionWhat factors are most important when evaluating thequality of digital content for classroo...
Sticky wickets: AssessmentsOnline assessments 2014-15: what are your challenges?  Challenges                              ...
Sticky wickets: AssessmentsWhat kind of assessments make sense today?  1/3 of students in grades 6-12 say that test score...
Sticky wickets: Shared vision development   Imagine you are designing the ultimate           school for today’s students, ...
Sticky wickets: Shared vision developmentDo we have a shared vision for the future ofdigital learning in our schools?     ...
What is the bottom line?Today’s K-12 students want learning that is:      Enabled     Engaging   Empowered                ...
Key trends we are watching:   • Continuing “digital disconnects”   • Spectrum of digital native-ness   • 24/7 access redef...
Key trends we are watching:    • Collaborations driving 21st century skills    • Game-ification momentum – learning as pro...
More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org • National Speak Up Findings and reports • Speak Up 2011 data: Apr 24 and May 23 • Present...
Start planning now for Speak Up 2012!     Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary   Special online surveys to collect and report ...
Thank you.         Let’s continue this conversation.                       Julie Evans                   Project Tomorrow ...
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  1. 1. Connecting the Dots with Digital Learning Speak Up 2011 National ResultsJulie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO July 23, 2012 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  2. 2. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions  What are the expectations of K-12 students for personalizing learning with digital tools?  How well are today’s K-12 schools meeting the expectations and needs of students? What are the realities around educational technology in K-12?  What are the key trends and issues that we should all be watching? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  3. 3. Discussion Agenda:  Speak Up National Research Project  Student Vision of Personalized Learning  K-12 Landscape and Trends  Enabling technologies  Intermediate outcomes  “Sticky wickets” Speak Up 2011 National Findings Views of K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2011
  4. 4. Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project  Online surveys + focus groups  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Institutions receive free report with their own dataCollect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations  K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators  Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of EducationInform policies & programs  Analysis and reporting of findings and trends  Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 2.6 million surveys since 2003 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  5. 5. 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 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  6. 6. National Speak Up 2011 Participation: 416,758  K-12 Students 330,117  Parents (in English & Spanish) 44,006  Teachers 36,477  Librarians 2,025  School Site Administrators 3,319  District Office Administrators 814 About the participating schools & districts o 5,616 schools and 1,250 districts o 24% urban / 35% rural / 41% suburban o Over ½ of the schools are Title 1 eligible o All 50 states + DC © Project Tomorrow 2011
  7. 7. Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingsWashington DCApril 24 and May 23, 2012 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  8. 8. Other Speak Up 2012 Reports Online learning trends report: Learning in the 21st Century: A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth of Online Learning Social learning white paper: Defining the Emerging Role of Social Learning Tools to Connect Students, Parents & Educators  Intelligent adaptive learning white paper – fall release  Print to digital migration considerations white paper – fall release  Mobile learning report – fall release  Aspiring teachers report – winter release © Project Tomorrow 2011
  9. 9. What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  10. 10. 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 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  11. 11. The Student Vision for Personalized Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  12. 12. Let’s set some context . . . . © Project Tomorrow 2011
  13. 13. Administrators’ Realities © Project Tomorrow 2011
  14. 14. Administrators’ RealitiesWhat has the greatest potential to enhance studentachievement? School Site District Level Enhancing teacher 59% 59% effectiveness 21st century skills 49% 55% integration Leveraging 38% 52% technology Common Core 39% 34% Standards Engaging parents as co- 37% 31% teachers © Project Tomorrow 2011
  15. 15. How important is the effective use oftechnology within instruction? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  16. 16. Administrators’ RealitiesHow does your ed tech budget today compare toyour budget in 2008/09? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  17. 17. Administrators’ Realities © Project Tomorrow 2011
  18. 18. Administrators’ RealitiesImpact of recent fiscal crisis on budgets What tech solutions are you considering to help with your budget situation? 1. Digital textbooks 43% 2. Tablets instead of laptops for students 39% 3. Online teacher PD 37% 4. Cloud computing solutions 35% 5. Online classes for students 30% 6. Allowing student use of personal devices 27% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  19. 19. Parents’ top concerns about their child’s future Concerns CA Parents – CA Parents – English Survey Spanish Survey Learning the right skills 72% 68% to be successful in the future Getting into a good 53% 68% college My child doing better 39% 40% financially than I have done My child graduating 18% 61% from high school © Project Tomorrow 2011
  20. 20. Students: How do you define success withyour schoolwork? 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Good grades Getting into a good Family pride School honors Personal learning college goals Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  21. 21. Enabling Technologies Online learning Social media for collaborations Games Mobile learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  22. 22. Enabler: Online learningStudent interest in taking an online class5 year retrospective Yes I am interested No I am not interested 53% 47% 45% 42% 38% 33% 32% 24% Students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Students Gr 9-12 (2007) (2011) (2007) (2011) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  23. 23. Enabler: Online learningWhy take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons: scheduling and college credit. For middle school students, it’s about changing the learning paradigm.  Get extra help in a tough subject  More comfortable asking questions  In control of my own learning  More motivated to learn  Work at my own pace  Review class materials whenever I want  Share ideas with my classmates © Project Tomorrow 2011
  24. 24. Enabler: Online learningYes, students should be required to take an onlineclass for graduation 69% 2008 2011 49% 46% 40% 36% 31% 26% 27% Students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Parents Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2011
  25. 25. Enabler: Online learning Educators’ experiences with online learning Online Learning Teachers School Site District Experience Administrators Administrators Took a fully online 52% 52% 65% class for PD Took a blended 18% 25% 30% online class for PD © Project Tomorrow 2011
  26. 26. Enabler: Online learningTeachers and online professional development 30% say online courses are #1 choice for PD • Already taken an online course . . . . . . ? 43% say online PD is #1! • Top benefits: • Better fit for schedule (89%) • Ability to review materials as needed (55%) • Customize the learning process (52%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  27. 27. Enabler: Online learning Teachers’ Wish List for Professional Development on Digital Content Usage Digital Content Wish List Teachers Access to an online collection of vetted, grade level, 56% content specific resources Face to face professional development 38% Mentoring by an onsite coach 23% Participation in a PLC at my school 32% Video clips of teachers demonstrating use of digital content in 33% my content area Online course 26% Collection of relevant podcasts 23% Support from a librarian media specialist who can help with 20% content identification and usage © Project Tomorrow 2011
  28. 28. Enabler: Social media for collaborationsHow would you design the ultimate math class?Middle school students say: Collaborate with classmates on problem solving 50% Ability to text my teacher with questions 42% I have a connection with my teacher 38% My teacher is excited about math 37% Solving real world problems 32% Ability to use mobile devices to video problems 32% Access to online tutors 30% Access to online textbooks 31% Take an online math class 27% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  29. 29. Enabler: Social media for collaborations How Teachers and Administrators are Using Technology for Professional Tasks District Technology Use Teachers Principals Administrators Participate in webinars 28% 68% 85% Create multi-media presentations 54% 66% 71% Participate in online professional learning 38% 50% 65% communities Create and upload videos, music and 65% 56% 55% photos Read and/or post to blogs and 34% 33% 43% wikis Update a social networking site 45% 27% 35% Use Twitter to communicate or 8% 12% 20% follow others © Project Tomorrow 2011
  30. 30. Enabler: Social media for collaborations How Teachers and Administrators are Using Technology for Professional Tasks District Technology Use Teachers Principals Administrato rs Participate in 28% 68% 85% webinars Create multi-media 54% 66% 71% presentations Participate in online professional learning 38% 50% 65% communities Create and upload Teachers: videos, music and photos 65% 56% 55% 21% in 2007 Read and/or post to blogs and wikis 34% 33% 43% Update a social networking site 45% 27% 35% Use Twitter to communicate or 8% 12% 20% follow others © Project Tomorrow 2011
  31. 31. Enabler: Social media for collaborationsEnabler: Social media for collaborationsHow would you like your district to use technologyto create a professional development community? 1. Provide tools to collaborate with teachers at my school 2. Provide tools to collaborate with other teachers 3. Provide online courses 4. Partner with universities for grad courses 5. Provide easy access to student data to inform teaching 6. Provide a centralized repository of teaching resources © Project Tomorrow 2011
  32. 32. Enabler: Games Why would you use digital or Math K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 online games with your Teachers Teachers Teachers Teachers Teachers students? As a student engagement and 78% 82% 83% 78% 71% motivation tool Address different learning 64% 74% 73% 66% 56% styles in the classroom To differentiate instruction 55% 60% 61% 55% 46% Reinforce understanding and 52% 55% 56% 53% 45% skill knowledge Provide opportunities for 52% 54% 56% 50% 43% students to practice skills Provide ways to students to 44% 43% 49% 45% 40% visualize difficult concepts As a vehicle for introducing 42% 43% 45% 44% 39% new concepts © Project Tomorrow 2011
  33. 33. Enabler: Mobile learning Students’ personal access to mobile devices K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 82% 77% 52% 50% 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) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  34. 34. Enabler: Mobile learningHow would you use a mobile device to help youwith 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% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  35. 35. Enabler: Mobile learningHow would you use a mobile device to help youwith 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% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  36. 36. Enabler: Mobile learning High School Student Internet Access Outside of School: Broadband vs. Mobile My home computer has fast internet access (such as DSL) I access the internet through 3G/4G mobile device 75% 77% 72% 59% 55% 53% Urban Suburban Rural © Project Tomorrow 2011
  37. 37. Enabler: Mobile learningIf 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% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  38. 38. Intermediate Outcomes DIY learning Personal usage drives value Print to digital migration © Project Tomorrow 2011
  39. 39. Outcomes: DIY learning“DIY Learning” at work . . . .  1 in 10 students have sent out a Tweet about an academic topic  12% have taken an online class they found on their own  15% have tutored other students online or found an expert to help them  1/5 have used a mobile app to help organize their school work   1 in 4 have used a video that they found online to help them with homework (i.e. Kahn Academy effect)  30% of Gr 6-8 students and 46% of Gr 9-12 have used Facebook as an impromptu collaboration tool for classroom projects  © Project Tomorrow 2011
  40. 40. Outcomes: Personal use drives value © Project Tomorrow 2011
  41. 41. Outcomes: Personal use drives value Americans in general:  46% have a smartphone  10% have a tablet Pew Internet & American Life Project – March 2012 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  42. 42. Outcomes: Personal use drives value Different Views of BYOT by District Administrators District Administrators who use a smartphone or tablet All District Administrators 41% 29% 19% 13% 13% 7% Currently evaluating a BYOT Currently piloting a BYOT Provide school owned devices approach approach for student use © Project Tomorrow 2011
  43. 43. Outcomes: Personal use drives value Teachers more highly value digital content if they are digital content users © Project Tomorrow 2011
  44. 44. Outcomes: Print to digital migration What do you prefer to read? Online digital text Printed text © Project Tomorrow 2011
  45. 45. Outcomes: Print to digital migrationPreferred format for reading: digital © Project Tomorrow 2011
  46. 46. Outcomes: Print to digital migrationIt’s situational!Students:• Short articles? Read online 37%• Greater distractions with digital 37%• Study for a test? Give me print! 39% Teachers: It takes too much time and is too much work to grade papers online for all of my students! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  47. 47. Sticky wickets – a sampling Teacher adoption Assessment Shared vision development © Project Tomorrow 2011
  48. 48. Welcome to Math Class! Traditional class Traditional class Traditional class with teacher with teacher with a mix of directed directed teacher directed instruction – instruction but instruction and lectures, textbook with some student directed assignments, technology used learning and the group projects or to support use of technology labs instruction tools to support both the teacher and students © Project Tomorrow 2011
  49. 49. Sticky wickets: Teacher adoption Welcome to Math Class! Traditional class Traditional class Traditional class with teacher with teacher with a mix of directed directed teacher directed instruction – instruction but instruction and lectures, textbook with some student directed assignments, technology used learning and the group projects or to support use of technology labs instruction tools to support both the teacher and students 43% 33% 9% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  50. 50. Welcome to Math Class! Traditional class Traditional class Traditional class with teacher with teacher with a mix of directed directed teacher directed instruction – instruction but instruction and lectures, with some student directed textbook technology used learning and the assignments, to support use of technology group projects or instruction tools to support labs both the teacher and students 20% STEM Interest? 27% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  51. 51. Sticky wickets: Teacher adoptionWhat digital content are you using in your classroom? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  52. 52. Sticky wickets: Teacher adoptionWhat barriers do administrators identify regarding digitalcontent into classroom instruction? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  53. 53. Sticky wickets: Teacher adoptionWhat factors are most important when evaluating thequality of digital content for classroom use? District Administrators Teachers Referred by a colleague State Ed Dept list Content is free Source is content expert Ed assoc. certified Created by teachers Teacher evaluation Student achievement 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  54. 54. Sticky wickets: AssessmentsOnline assessments 2014-15: what are your challenges? Challenges School site District office administrators administrators Need to train teachers and students 51% 50% Not enough computers 50% 50% Costs to modernize infrastructure 41% 43% Need more tech staff 40% 37% Not enough bandwidth 19% 30% Creating safeguards for data privacy 17% 21% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  55. 55. Sticky wickets: AssessmentsWhat kind of assessments make sense today?  1/3 of students in grades 6-12 say that test scores don’t really reflect what they know  Students are increasingly content producers, not just content consumers; how to evaluate academic value of content development  24/7 learning – how to measure the impact of informal or DIY learning  Measuring 21st century workforce skills vs. content knowledge  When is it collaboration and when is it cheating? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  56. 56. Sticky wickets: Shared vision development Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  57. 57. Sticky wickets: Shared vision developmentDo we have a shared vision for the future ofdigital learning in our schools? Virtual reality E-textbooks Games Administrators Teachers Digital media tools Parents Students Digital content Schoolwide Wifi 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  58. 58. What is the bottom line?Today’s K-12 students want learning that is: Enabled Engaging Empowered © Project Tomorrow 2011
  59. 59. Key trends we are watching: • Continuing “digital disconnects” • Spectrum of digital native-ness • 24/7 access redefined • Inadequacy of the 1-to-1 paradigm • Everyone needs a personal learning network • Responsible use vs. acceptable use • Blurring of informal & formal learning lines © Project Tomorrow 2011
  60. 60. Key trends we are watching: • Collaborations driving 21st century skills • Game-ification momentum – learning as process • Students as content producers • Changing ideals for assessment • It’s really all about productivity! • Maximizing personalized learning • Emergence of Free Agent Learners! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  61. 61. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org • National Speak Up Findings and reports • Speak Up 2011 data: Apr 24 and May 23 • Presentations, podcasts and webinars • Evaluation services & reports • Consulting services • Speak Up 2012! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  62. 62. Start planning now for 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. Surveys open Oct 3 – Dec 17 Sign up to receive information and alerts www.tomorrow.org © Project Tomorrow 2011
  63. 63. 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 grantedfor 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011
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