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Digital Content within Instruction - Views of Ohio’s K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers and Administrators

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 What are the expectations of Ohio’s K-12 students
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   Speak Up National Research Project
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Digital Content within Instruction - Views of Ohio’s K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers and Administrators

  1. 1. Ohio “Speaks Up” series Digital Content & Social Media Views of Ohio’s K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers and Administrators Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO Speak Up 2012 Results April 11, 2013 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  2. 2. Big Questions What are the expectations of Ohio’s K-12 students for using digital content and social media within learning? How does that student vision compare with the teachers’ & administrators’ reality? What is the unique parent perspective on the use of digital content and social media? How well are our K-12 schools meeting the expectations of students? Do we have a shared vision for digital learning? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  3. 3. Discussion Agenda  Speak Up National Research Project  Student Vision for Digital Content & Social Media within Learning  Parent, Teacher & Administrator Perspective  Discussion with you! Speak Up 2012 National & Ohio Findings Views of K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  4. 4. Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization Programs: • Research & evaluation studies • School and community programs • Events for students Mission: To ensure that today’s students are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  5. 5. 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 + 3 million surveys since 2003 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  6. 6. Speak Up survey question themes  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  Emerging Technologies both in & out of the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online & Blended Learning,  Digital Content, E-textbooks, Educational Games, Social Media applications, Flipped Classroom, Print to Digital  Online Assessments  Designing the 21st Century School (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  7. 7. Speak Up survey question themes  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  Emerging Technologies both in & out of the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks  Educational Games, Social Media tools and applications  Flipped Classroom, Print to Digital, Online Assessments  Designing the 21st Century School Activities Value Propositions Aspirations (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  8. 8. National Speak Up 2012 Participation: 466,303  K-12 Students 364,233  Teachers & Librarians 56,346  Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,713  School/District Administrators 6,011  About the participating schools & districts o 8,020 schools and 2,431 districts o 30% urban / 43% rural / 27% suburban o All 50 states + DC  Honor Roll of States with highest participation: TX, CA, OH, IN, AL, NC, WI, AZ, FL, PA (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  9. 9. Ohio Speak Up 2012 Participation: 53,834  K-12 Students 27,999  Teachers & Librarians 17,974  Parents 6,230  School/District Administrators 1,631 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  10. 10. Too many surveys! (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  11. 11. What can the Speak Up findings tell us about the future of learning? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  12. 12. Speak Up National Findings: 2003 - 2012  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 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  13. 13. The New Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Personalized Un–tethered learning Learning Digitally–rich learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  14. 14. The New Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Digital Content Un–tethered learning + Social Media Digitally–rich learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  15. 15. The New Student Vision for Learning Key Trends:  Online and Blended Learning (Mar 18)  Mobile Learning (Apr 2)  Digital Content & Social Media (Apr 11) “Speak Up Snack” (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  16. 16. Be a Speak Up Analyst! Your assignment:  Debunk myths  Uncover hidden digital divides  Evaluate your vision  Do you have a shared vision of the future? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  17. 17. The New Student Vision for Learning Key Trends: Digital Content & Social Media (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  18. 18. Ohio students’ use of digital resources for schoolwork Watch teacher created videos Watch online videos Use online textbook Post to blogs or wikis Play educational games Create multi-media presos 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Gr 9-12 Gr 6-8 Gr 3-5 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  19. 19. Ohio teachers and technology How often do you assign Internet-based homework? 40% 27% 20% Ohio teachers 9% 2% Never Few times Once a Once a Almost a year month week daily (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  20. 20. Comparing Ohio student and teacher values Students, how often do you access Internet content to help you with homework? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  21. 21. Comparing Ohio student and teacher values Students, how often do you access Internet content to help you with homework? 40% 38% 33% 30% 27% 25% 23% 20% 15% 13% 8% 9% 9% 4% 2% Never Few times a Once a month Once a week Almost daily year Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Teachers (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  22. 22. Social media for learning Student “DIY Learning” at work ….  17% have sent out a Tweet about an academic topic  14% have taken an online class they found on their own  1 in 5 took an online assessment to find out how they compared to other students  1/4 have used a mobile app to help organize their school work  29% have used a video that they found online to help them with homework (i.e. Kahn Academy effect)  30% have sought homework help thru their Facebook site; 38% regularly use Facebook as a collaboration site (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  23. 23. Ohio parents are social media users also  87% send text messages to others  58% regularly update a social networking site  40% use Skype or iChat to communicate  35% download and watch videos from the Internet  28% play mobile games  18% are part of an online community  14% tweet or follow others on Twitter (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  24. 24. Ohio parents are social media users also  87% send text messages to others 38% of Ohio parents want to receive text messages from their child’s teacher or school to their mobile device (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  25. 25. Teachers: what digital content are you using? Types used in the classroom: Nat’l OHIO  Videos found online 47% 46%  Games 30% 28%  Skill-based software 30% 27%  Online textbooks 21% 19%  Animations 20% 17%  Online curriculum 21% 14%  Real time data 20% 11% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  26. 26. New question area for Speak Up this year – who is flipping? Experience with flipped learning OH OH Teachers Principals (about their teachers) Did this – with my own videos 5% 23% Did this – with online videos 2% 17% I’m interested in this 16% 25% Concern: student home access 52% 50% Concern: need PD in creating videos 25% 34% Concern: need PD in finding videos 24% 33% Concern: need PD in what to do in class 19% 32% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  27. 27. And what do students think? Good way for me to learn! Ohio Students Gr 9-12 66% Ohio Students Gr 6-8 56% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  28. 28. Ohio students and science class What tech tools would improve science class? Your middle school students say: 1. Educational science games 48% 2. Creating videos of lessons 42% 3. Using online textbooks 39% 4. Simulations & animations 37% 5. Using real time data 30% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  29. 29. Ohio teachers and games What are the benefits of using games within instruction? 1. Increases student engagement 76% 2. Addresses different learning styles 66% 3. Differentiates instruction 58% 4. Reinforces skills/practice skills 54% 5. Use to support difficult concepts 46% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  30. 30. Ohio administrators and digital content Benefits of digital content • Increases student engagement • Extends learning • Decreases dependence on textbook publishers • Provides way to personalize learning • Increases relevancy of class materials (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  31. 31. Ohio administrators and digital content Benefits of digital content • Increases student engagement • Extends learning • Decreases dependence on textbook publishers • Provides way to personalize learning • Increases relevancy of class materials Challenges of digital content • Providing Internet-access computers • Time priorities and balancing • Teacher training • Evaluating quality of digital content • Providing enough bandwidth (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  32. 32. Evaluating digital content quality Student achievement results Teacher evaluated No ads Referred by a colleague Created by teachers Content is research based 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% OH Admininistrators Ohio Teachers (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  33. 33. Evaluating bandwidth capacity OH District National Administrators District Administrators All is good with 16% 15% our bandwidth We worry about 63% 66% future problems with our bandwidth We have problems 11% 12% right now (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  34. 34. If we had enough bandwidth we would …. Ohio administrators say: 1. Increase use of multi-media/video in our classes 51% 2. Better utilization of online curriculum 49% 3. Provide more online PD 32% 4. Provide campus wide Internet access 30% 5. Provide online classes for students and implement online teacher and staff PLCs 29% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  35. 35. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning? Do we have a shared vision for digital content and social media? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  36. 36. Do we have a shared vision for digital learning in Ohio? Virtual reality Texting Social media tools E-textbooks Games Chat rooms for class 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% District Admin Principals Parents Teachers Students (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  37. 37. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org National Speak Up Findings and reports Targeted and thematic reports Online learning trends Mobile learning & social media Print to digital migration Social learning Intelligent adaptive software Pre-service teachers view – NEW! Presentations, podcasts and webinars Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  38. 38. Next up for us National 2012 Speak Up Reports ◦ Congressional Briefings in DC ◦ Reports available on our website ◦ April 19 and June 4 New targeted reports ◦ Online learning trends report ◦ New Digital Parent series ◦ Print to digital migration research ◦ And several more new reports ◦ Sign up to get our alerts (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  39. 39. More Speak Up for Ohio Your questions or comments (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  40. 40. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT SpeakUpEd Copyright Project Tomorrow 2013 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. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013

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