Leadership North County
April 17, 2014
Digital Learning:
the Views of North County Students,
Parents & Educators
Julie Eva...
ProjectTomorrow, a national
education nonprofit organization
Programs:
• Research & evaluation studies
• STEM education pr...
Annual national research project
 Using online surveys + focus groups
 Surveys for: K-12 Students,Teachers, Parents,
Adm...
 Learning & Teaching with Technology
 21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness
 Math and Science Ins...
K-12 Students 325,279
Teachers & Librarians 32,151
Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,986
School/District Administrators 4,...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Released
April 8
Washington
DC
Congressional
Briefing
K-12 Students 12,433
Teachers & Librarians 1,197
Parents 1,701
Administrators 197
National Speak Up 2013 Participation by
...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Social–based learning
Un–tethered learning
Digitally–rich learning
Students & Digital Learning
Personalized
learning
(c) P...
© 2013 Project Tomorrow
TopTenThings Everyone
Should Know about Students
and Digital Learning
(c) Project Tomorrow 2013
The 21st Century Learner
Enabling technologies:
what tools and resources
are digital learners us...
© 2013 Project Tomorrow
Mobile Devices
Enabling technologies:
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
26%
50%
73%
89%
43%
63%
70%
68%
53%
68%
64%
52%
12%
36%
43%
36%
Gr K-2
Gr 3-5
Gr 6-8
Gr 9-12
Dig...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Parents are mobilists also – and believe in
potential of mobile learning
6 out of 10 North
Count...
© 2013 Project Tomorrow
Internet
Enabling technologies:
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Out of School Internet Access
0% 20% 40% 60% 80%
High speed, broadband access
Access thru 3G/4G ...
© 2013 Project Tomorrow
Social Media
Enabling technologies:
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Social media:
tools to connect, collaborate, create
Texting:
2/3rds of North County
students Gr ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Massively multi-player
online games (MMOG)
¼ of North County Gr 6-8
students
Facebook
34% of stu...
© 2013 Project Tomorrow
Games
Enabling technologies:
.
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
2007 2013
K-2 students 60% 68%***
Gr 3-5 students 47% 60%***
Gr 6-8 students 40% 48%***
Gr 9-1...
What do North County students say are the
benefits of playing educational games?
.
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Benefits of G...
© 2013 Project Tomorrow
Use of digital tools for
schoolwork
Empowering
opportunities:
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Digital Activity
Elementary
School
Grades 3-5
Middle
School
Grades 6-8
High
School
Grades
9-12
A...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
North County Student-initiated Use of
Technology to Support Schoolwork
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60...
© 2013 Project Tomorrow
Use of digital tools for
writing
Empowering
opportunities:
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
DigitalWriting Activities
High School
Students
Essays and school reports 64%
Email 47%
Creative ...
© 2013 Project Tomorrow
Obstacles to tech use at
school
Empowering
opportunities:
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
North County Students: Obstacles to using
technology at school?
Websites are blocked 55%
Interne...
© 2013 Project Tomorrow
Aspirations:
Different tasks = different
mobile devices
Engaging aspirations:
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
“What mobile device I use depends upon the task”
Read a book? Take notes in class?
Use social me...
© 2013 Project Tomorrow
Aspirations:
Online learning
Engaging aspirations:
North County middle school students’ interest
in online learning
Advantages of personalized learning:
To work at my own pa...
North County parents have first hand
experience with online learning
I have taken an online class:
For work or job trainin...
What subject would students prefer
to take as an online class?
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
What subject would students prefer
to take as an online class?
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
© 2013 Project Tomorrow
Aspirations:
My ultimate school
Engaging aspirations:
“Imagine you are designing the
ultimate school for today’s
students, what technologies would
have the greatest impact on
l...
.
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%
Online classes
Tablets
Digital textbooks
Games
Schoolwi...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
National Speak Up Findings and reports
Targeted and thematic reports
Online learning trends
Mobile learning & social media...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Speak Up Goes to
Washington, DC
National Release of Speak Up 2013 National Findings
2014 Congres...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Other ways to partner with Project Tomorrow
Future Educators Conference
 Friday, May 2 @ Saddle...
Thank you.
Let’s continue this conversation.
Julie Evans
Project Tomorrow
jevans@tomorrow.org
949-609-4660 x15
Twitter: Ju...
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  1. 1. Leadership North County April 17, 2014 Digital Learning: the Views of North County Students, Parents & Educators Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO
  2. 2. ProjectTomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization Programs: • Research & evaluation studies • STEM education programs • Advocacy for digital learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Mission: To ensure that today’s students are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world.
  3. 3. Annual national research project  Using online surveys + focus groups  Surveys for: K-12 Students,Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Community Members  Special: Pre-ServiceTeachers in Schools of Education  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Schools, districts & colleges receive free report with their own data Inform policies, plans & programs  Local: your stakeholder data  State: state level data  Federal: national findings Speak Up National Research Project + 3.4 million surveys since 2003 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  4. 4.  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction / Digital Writing  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety / Digital Footprints  Administrators’ Challenges / Bandwidth Capacity  Emerging Technologies both in & out of the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-texts  Educational Games, Social Media tools and applications  Flipped Classroom, Print to Digital, Online Assessments  Designing the 21st Century School Speak Up survey question themes (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  5. 5. K-12 Students 325,279 Teachers & Librarians 32,151 Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,986 School/District Administrators 4,530 Community Members (new this year!) 1,346 About the participating schools & districts o 9,005 schools and 2,710 districts o 90% public schools – 10% private/parochial/charter/other o 32% urban / 31% rural / 37% suburban o 30% school wide Title 1; 43% majority minority school o All 50 states + DC + Guam + DODEA schools National Speak Up 2013 Participation: 403,292 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  6. 6. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Released April 8 Washington DC Congressional Briefing
  7. 7. K-12 Students 12,433 Teachers & Librarians 1,197 Parents 1,701 Administrators 197 National Speak Up 2013 Participation by North San Diego County stakeholders: 15,528 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  8. 8. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  9. 9. Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning Students & Digital Learning Personalized learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Student Vision for Digital Learning
  10. 10. © 2013 Project Tomorrow TopTenThings Everyone Should Know about Students and Digital Learning
  11. 11. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 The 21st Century Learner Enabling technologies: what tools and resources are digital learners using? Empowering opportunities: how are they using these tools for learning? Engaging aspirations: what are their expectations for digital learning?
  12. 12. © 2013 Project Tomorrow Mobile Devices Enabling technologies:
  13. 13. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 26% 50% 73% 89% 43% 63% 70% 68% 53% 68% 64% 52% 12% 36% 43% 36% Gr K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Digital Reader Tablet Laptop Smartphone North County K-12 Students’ Personal Access to Mobile Devices
  14. 14. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Parents are mobilists also – and believe in potential of mobile learning 6 out of 10 North County parents want their child in a class where they can use a mobile device for learning
  15. 15. © 2013 Project Tomorrow Internet Enabling technologies:
  16. 16. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Out of School Internet Access 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% High speed, broadband access Access thru 3G/4G mobile device Access thru TV/Wii system Only access at school National Gr 6-8 CA Gr 6-8 No County Gr 6-8
  17. 17. © 2013 Project Tomorrow Social Media Enabling technologies:
  18. 18. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Social media: tools to connect, collaborate, create Texting: 2/3rds of North County students Gr 9-12 (growth of 37% since 2008) Twitter: 17% of students in Gr 9-12 (28% nationally) Creating videos: 25% of students in Gr 6-8 only 15% in 2007
  19. 19. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Massively multi-player online games (MMOG) ¼ of North County Gr 6-8 students Facebook 34% of students in Gr 9-12 decrease of 41% since 2007 Social media: tools to connect, collaborate, create
  20. 20. © 2013 Project Tomorrow Games Enabling technologies:
  21. 21. . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 2007 2013 K-2 students 60% 68%*** Gr 3-5 students 47% 60%*** Gr 6-8 students 40% 48%*** Gr 9-12 students 23% 30% *** no gender differentiation in frequency of game playing Who is playing games for learning?
  22. 22. What do North County students say are the benefits of playing educational games? . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Benefits of Games Students K-2 Students Gr 3-5 Students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Helps me understand difficult learning concepts 43% 42% 56% 48% School would be more fun 28% 37% 51% 43% Games engage me in learning 27% 33% 44% 42% Learn more about a subject 35% 37% 37% 31%
  23. 23. © 2013 Project Tomorrow Use of digital tools for schoolwork Empowering opportunities:
  24. 24. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital Activity Elementary School Grades 3-5 Middle School Grades 6-8 High School Grades 9-12 Access class information through online portal 18% 62% 72% Take tests online 38% 41% 37% Use online textbooks 10% 25% 27% Use a mobile device provided by school 24% 22% 15% Watch teacher created videos 18% 21% 14% North County Students’ Use of Teacher-Facilitated Technology in the Classroom
  25. 25. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 North County Student-initiated Use of Technology to Support Schoolwork 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Follow people via Twitter Skype or iChat with classmates Use mobile apps to keep organized Use Facebook for school projects Watch video I found for homework Take photos of assignments Text with classmates Gr 9-12 Gr 6-8
  26. 26. © 2013 Project Tomorrow Use of digital tools for writing Empowering opportunities:
  27. 27. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 DigitalWriting Activities High School Students Essays and school reports 64% Email 47% Creative writing, journaling and poetry 31% Captions for photos 26% Instant messaging or online chats 25% Text for social media sites 22% Blogging 17% Text for multi-media presentations 17% Gaming conversational text 14% HTML coding 8% North County Students’ Digital Writing Activities
  28. 28. © 2013 Project Tomorrow Obstacles to tech use at school Empowering opportunities:
  29. 29. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 North County Students: Obstacles to using technology at school? Websites are blocked 55% Internet is too slow 43% Too many rules! 42% Cannot access social media sites 37% Teachers limit tech use 36% Cannot use my own mobile device 33% o
  30. 30. © 2013 Project Tomorrow Aspirations: Different tasks = different mobile devices Engaging aspirations:
  31. 31. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 “What mobile device I use depends upon the task” Read a book? Take notes in class? Use social media? Create content? Different tools for different tasks
  32. 32. © 2013 Project Tomorrow Aspirations: Online learning Engaging aspirations:
  33. 33. North County middle school students’ interest in online learning Advantages of personalized learning: To work at my own pace 50% I would be in control of my learning 50% To get extra help in a tough subject 47% It will make it easier for me to succeed 42% I could review materials whenever I needed 40% I would be more motivated to learn 37% (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  34. 34. North County parents have first hand experience with online learning I have taken an online class: For work or job training 43% For an academic/college program 30% To learn new skills 29% For traffic school 20% (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  35. 35. What subject would students prefer to take as an online class? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  36. 36. What subject would students prefer to take as an online class? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  37. 37. © 2013 Project Tomorrow Aspirations: My ultimate school Engaging aspirations:
  38. 38. “Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning?” (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Favorite Speak Up Question: Superintendents & School Boards
  39. 39. . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Online classes Tablets Digital textbooks Games Schoolwide Internet Principals Teachers Parents Gr 6-8 students Do we have a shared vision around digital learning in North County?
  40. 40. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  41. 41. 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 New digital parent series Presentations, podcasts and webinars Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies Speak Up 2014 opens in October (special survey for community members!) (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  42. 42. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Speak Up Goes to Washington, DC National Release of Speak Up 2013 National Findings 2014 Congressional Briefing: Impact of Digital Learning Tools to Support College and Career Readiness Monday, June 2, 2014 from 2-3:30PM Rayburn House Office Building, Gold Room
  43. 43. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Other ways to partner with Project Tomorrow Future Educators Conference  Friday, May 2 @ Saddleback College  High school students interested in teaching Youth Leadership Summit for Math & Science  Saturday, October 25 in Irvine  High schools students learn about careers in math and science Girls Rule in Math & Science Summit  Saturday, January 24 @ Chapman University  Middle and high school girls explore math & science careers
  44. 44. 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 2014 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 2014

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