Web 2.0 Applications: At Home and School

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Web 2.0 Applications: At Home and School

  1. 1. <ul><li>8 th Annual CoSN International Symposium </li></ul><ul><li>Austin TX </li></ul><ul><li>March 10, 2009 </li></ul>Web 2.0 Applications – at Home & at School Speak Up Data Findings from K-12 Students, Teachers, Administrators & Parents Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow
  2. 2. <ul><li>Speak Up is facilitated annually </li></ul><ul><li>by Project Tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>(formerly known as NetDay) </li></ul><ul><li>Project Tomorrow is the nation’s </li></ul><ul><li>leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Annual national research project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online surveys + focus groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open for all K-12 schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools/districts get back their own data for planning and budgeting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inform policies & programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis and reporting – national reports, state reports, district reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services: custom reports, consulting with districts and state agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCES back end database – provide statistically significant samplings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>6 years of empowering authentic voices – since 2003: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.3 million K-12 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>103,000 teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>54,000 parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6,300 school leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18,000 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia </li></ul></ul>What is Speak Up? 1.5 million respondents
  4. 4. We would like to recognize our Speak Up 2008 Sponsors:
  5. 5. We would like to also acknowledge the support of our Speak Up 2008 National Champion Outreach Partners: + 75 other national education associations & nonprofit groups
  6. 6. <ul><li>To give stakeholders a voice in national and state policy </li></ul><ul><li>To collect unique data from stakeholders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmark with national and state data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To inform programs, policies and purchases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High value of having an outside “unbiased guardian” collecting the data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To support specific initiatives such as online learning, mobile devices, 1:1 programs, use of Web 2.0 tools , or new teacher professional development programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To validate direction and approach – pre and post </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To build support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To generate new ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To model for students the value of being part of the national discussion – civic engagement </li></ul><ul><li>To be recognized as innovative and part of a national initiative </li></ul><ul><li>To demonstrate to students, teachers and parents that their ideas are valued by their education leaders </li></ul>Why do schools, districts, states participate?
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Learning & Teaching with Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 in Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband Access & Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information and Media Literacy Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Instruction & Global Competitiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerging Technologies in the Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Devices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing the 21st Century School </li></ul></ul>Speak Up survey question themes
  8. 8. <ul><li>K-12 Students 281,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers 29,644 </li></ul><ul><li>Parents (in English & Spanish) 21,309 </li></ul><ul><li>School/District Administrators 3,114 </li></ul><ul><li>Schools – Districts 4,379 / 868 </li></ul><ul><li>States All 50 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also participation from Australia, Canada, Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About Speak Up Schools: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>95% public, 3% private, 2% virtual </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>35% urban, 32% suburban, 33% rural </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>45% Title 1 eligible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>34% majority-minority student population </li></ul></ul></ul>National Speak Up 2008 Participation
  9. 9. <ul><li>Student, Teacher, Parent & Administrator Data Findings – updated annually </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Data Release </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>March 24 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Congressional Briefing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Washington DC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Top level findings available online </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other reports to follow </li></ul></ul></ul>Release of the Speak Up National Findings
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Applications – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>at Home & at School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>K-12 Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul></ul>Key findings from Speak Up 2008 data:
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>“ Digital disconnect” is alive & well: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the gap between how </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>today’s students learn and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how they live! </li></ul></ul>Key findings from Speak Up 2008 data:
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>“ Digital disconnect” is alive & well: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between students and teachers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between advanced tech students and other students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between girls and boys </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between older and younger students </li></ul></ul></ul>Key findings from Speak Up 2008 data:
  13. 13. How are students, teachers, parents & administrators using Web 2.0 tools in their personal lives?
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration and Contribution </li></ul></ul></ul>Key findings from Speak Up 2008 data:
  15. 15. Web 2.0 Applications
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  18. 18. How are students using Web 2.0 tools for schoolwork?
  19. 19. How are students using Web 2.0 tools for schoolwork? Communications Creation Collaboration and Contribution
  20. 20. How are students using Web 2.0 tools for schoolwork? Significant changes from 2007: Email/IM/Text Using social networking site to collaborate with classmates 150% 27%
  21. 21. How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school, especially Web 2.0 usage?
  22. 22. <ul><li>Top responses: </li></ul><ul><li>School filters and firewalls block websites I need </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers limit our technology use </li></ul><ul><li>Too many rules! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot use my own devices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot access my communications tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rules that limit use of my school’s technology </li></ul></ul></ul>Besides time, what are the major obstacles students face using technology at school?
  23. 23. <ul><li>Top responses: </li></ul><ul><li>Let me use my own laptop, cell phone or mobile device (63%) </li></ul><ul><li>Give me unlimited Internet access (53%) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide tools for communications (45%) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide tools for organization (42%) </li></ul><ul><li>Let me access my social networking site (38%) </li></ul>How could school make it easier for students to work electronically?
  24. 24. Speak Up 2008 Data Findings
  25. 25. What if you could design the ultimate school . . . . what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning?
  26. 26. <ul><li>Digital media tools for creating projects </li></ul><ul><li>Games and virtual simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Personal laptops for each student </li></ul><ul><li>Student access to email and IM at school </li></ul><ul><li>Using mobile devices like cellphones, MP3 players and PDAs </li></ul><ul><li>Online classes </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration tools such as blogs, social networking sites, wikis </li></ul>What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
  27. 27. <ul><li>Students in Kindergarten thru 12 th grade say the same thing every year: </li></ul>What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
  28. 28. <ul><li>Students in Kindergarten thru 12 th grade say the same thing every year: </li></ul>What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning? “ Give me a laptop for my personal use at school and at home”
  29. 29. Web 2.0 for learning in the ultimate school – different perspectives!
  30. 30. <ul><li>“ Imagine you are the President and your #1 education goal is to make sure every student is prepared for the jobs and careers of the future. What is the one thing you would do to improve schools?” </li></ul>Special Speak Up 2008 Question
  31. 31. <ul><li>“ Imagine you are the President and your #1 education goal is to make sure every student is prepared for the jobs and careers of the future. What is the one thing you would do to improve schools?” </li></ul>Special Speak Up 2008 Question over 250,000 responses from students nationwide! Stay tuned . . .
  32. 32. <ul><li>Reports such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Learning in the 21 st Century: A National Report of </li></ul><ul><li>Online Learning (Oct 2007, Updated Jun 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators </li></ul><ul><li>Students, Teachers and Parents Speak Up about Science Education (June 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership in the 21 st Century: </li></ul><ul><li>The New Visionary Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>(October 2008) </li></ul>More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  33. 33. Thank you. 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.

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