<ul><li>Future of Education Interview Series </li></ul><ul><li>February 11, 2009 </li></ul>Top Ten Things We Have Learned ...
“ We want technology to be almost a thoughtless, seamless process.  When you go to a classroom, you pick up a piece of cha...
<ul><li>Annual national research project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online surveys + focus groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Op...
<ul><li>Speak Up is facilitated annually by  </li></ul><ul><li>Project Tomorrow   </li></ul><ul><li>(formerly known as Net...
<ul><li>To give stakeholders a voice in national and state policy </li></ul><ul><li>To collect unique data from stakeholde...
<ul><li>Visit  www.tomorrow.org </li></ul><ul><li>Student, Teacher, Parent & Administrator Data Findings – updated annuall...
<ul><li>Reports such as:  </li></ul><ul><li>Learning in the 21 st  Century: A National Report of  </li></ul><ul><li>Online...
Top Ten Things We Have Learned  From K-12 Students About Educational Technology From Speak Up 2007/2008 Data
<ul><li>K-12 Students 281,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers 29,644 </li></ul><ul><li>Parents (in English & Spanish) 21,309 </...
<ul><ul><li>Learning & Teaching with Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 in Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Students, technology & learning:  </li></ul><ul><li>Activities,  </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes & Aspirations </li></...
<ul><ul><li>“ Digital disconnect” is alive & well:   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the gap between how  </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
<ul><ul><li>“ Digital disconnect” is alive & well:   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between students and teachers </li></u...
<ul><li>6% </li></ul><ul><li>24% </li></ul><ul><li>70% </li></ul>Audience Response:   What % of students grades 6-12 consi...
What % of students grades 6-12 consider themselves  “advanced tech users?”   70% 24% 6%
<ul><ul><li>Spectrum of digital native-ness </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #2
Setting a context
Spectrum of “digital native-ness” 1996: 12 th  Graders  were in 1 st  grade 1999: 9 th  Graders were in 1 st  grade 2002: ...
<ul><li>The “Big 4” today  : </li></ul><ul><li>Online and computer gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Download music </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>The “Big 4” </li></ul><ul><li>Online and computer gaming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 64% of students K-12 play </li...
<ul><li>On the horizon – coming quickly to a tipping point near you!  </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds </li></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><ul><li>Explosion of access to mobile devices </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #3
Using Mobile Devices for Learning
<ul><ul><li>New obstacles to tech use @ school </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #4
How satisfied are today’s students with  technology use at their school?
How satisfied are today’s students with  technology use at their school? Students say: Not very!
<ul><li>Top responses: </li></ul><ul><li>School filters and firewalls block websites I need </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers lim...
<ul><ul><li>Let me use my own devices!  </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #5
<ul><li>Top responses:  </li></ul><ul><li>Let me use my own laptop, cell phone or mobile device </li></ul><ul><li>Give me ...
<ul><ul><li>Online learning – defying conventional wisdom  </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #6
Online learning and K-12 students Is there interest in taking online classes?  Yes!  Interest in taking an online class:  ...
Online learning and K-12 students Is there interest in taking online classes?  Yes!  Interest in taking an online class:  ...
<ul><li>Take class not offered at my school </li></ul><ul><li>Get extra help in a subject </li></ul><ul><li>Earn college c...
What is the #1 reason  middle school students  want to take an online class?
<ul><ul><li>21 st  century skills & gaming </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #7
<ul><li>Over 64% of students K-12 play </li></ul><ul><li>Average is  8 – 10 hours  per week </li></ul><ul><li>Using a wide...
<ul><li>Over 64% of students K-12 play </li></ul><ul><li>Average is 8 – 10 hours per week </li></ul><ul><li>Using a wide v...
Gaming Technologies in Learning
<ul><li>Easier to understand difficult concepts 51% </li></ul><ul><li>More engaged in learning material 50% </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Easier to understand difficult concepts 51% </li></ul><ul><li>More engaged in learning material 50% </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><ul><li>Technology and student social activism </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #8
<ul><ul><li>Technology and student social activism – Gr 6-8 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How I use Web 2.0 tools:  </li></ul><ul...
<ul><ul><li>Wake up for our nation’s schools </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #9
Is  your school  doing a good job preparing  you/your students/your child for future jobs?
<ul><li>YES!   </li></ul><ul><li>School Principals 66% </li></ul><ul><li>District Administrators 48% </li></ul><ul><li>Tea...
<ul><li>YES!  </li></ul><ul><li>School Principals 66% </li></ul><ul><li>District Administrators 48% </li></ul><ul><li>Teac...
<ul><ul><li>Introducing the “Free Agent Learner” </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #10
<ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self directed learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Un-tethered to trad’l edu...
<ul><li>Characteristics:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power of connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating new communities <...
<ul><li>Characteristics:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiential learning – make it real  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content d...
<ul><li>Visit  www.tomorrow.org </li></ul><ul><li>Student, Teacher, Parent & Administrator Data Findings – updated annuall...
<ul><li>Special data collection this year:   </li></ul><ul><li>“ Imagine you are the President and your #1 education goal ...
<ul><li>Special data collection this year:   </li></ul><ul><li>“ Imagine you are the President and your #1 education goal ...
Plan to participate in Speak Up 2009 in October Sign up to receive alerts @  http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_news....
It has been great to learn with you today.  If you have any questions, please contact us: Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [em...
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This Top Ten List is a digest of key findings from the Speak Up 2007 Student Surveys. For more information about the Speak Up National Research Project, data findings from our parent, teacher and administrator surveys, and information about our upcoming release of our Speak Up 2008 data findings, visit us at www.tomorrow.org.

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  1. 1. <ul><li>Future of Education Interview Series </li></ul><ul><li>February 11, 2009 </li></ul>Top Ten Things We Have Learned From K-12 Students About Educational Technology Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow
  2. 2. “ We want technology to be almost a thoughtless, seamless process. When you go to a classroom, you pick up a piece of chalk. Technology should be as automatic as picking up the chalk. The newer teachers are expecting it and our students are expecting it when they come into the classroom.” Irving (Nick) Nicholson Director of eLearning Programs Chicago Public Schools
  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>17,000 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. <ul><li>Speak Up is facilitated annually by </li></ul><ul><li>Project Tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>(formerly known as NetDay) </li></ul><ul><li>About Project Tomorrow: </li></ul><ul><li>A national education nonprofit organization providing leadership, research and programs to support science, math and technology education in America’s schools </li></ul>
  5. 5. <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, 1:1 programs 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?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Visit www.tomorrow.org </li></ul><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>Key findings available online </li></ul></ul></ul>More Speak Up?
  7. 7. <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: The New Visionary Administrator (October 2008) </li></ul>More Speak Up?
  8. 8. Top Ten Things We Have Learned From K-12 Students About Educational Technology From Speak Up 2007/2008 Data
  9. 9. <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>States All 50 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 10: TX, CA, AZ, AL, IL, MD, FL, NC, NE, WI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>About Speak Up Schools: </li></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
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Learning & Teaching with Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 in Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21st Century 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>Gaming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing the 21st Century School </li></ul></ul>Speak Up survey question themes
  11. 11. <ul><li>Students, technology & learning: </li></ul><ul><li>Activities, </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes & Aspirations </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnects & Differences </li></ul><ul><li>Trends & Leverage Points </li></ul>Speak Up Data Findings
  12. 12. <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>Top Ten Things - #1
  13. 13. <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>
  14. 14. <ul><li>6% </li></ul><ul><li>24% </li></ul><ul><li>70% </li></ul>Audience Response: What % of students grades 6-12 consider themselves “ advanced tech users?”
  15. 15. What % of students grades 6-12 consider themselves “advanced tech users?” 70% 24% 6%
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>Spectrum of digital native-ness </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #2
  17. 17. Setting a context
  18. 18. Spectrum of “digital native-ness” 1996: 12 th Graders were in 1 st grade 1999: 9 th Graders were in 1 st grade 2002: 6 th Graders were in 1 st grade
  19. 19. <ul><li>The “Big 4” today : </li></ul><ul><li>Online and computer gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Download music </li></ul><ul><li>Communications – email, IM, Txt </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a personal website </li></ul>Students: What do you do regularly with technology?
  20. 20. <ul><li>The “Big 4” </li></ul><ul><li>Online and computer gaming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 64% of students K-12 play </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Download music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 with students in grades 6-12 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communications – email, IM, Txt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Girls still lead in usage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maintain a personal website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40% of students grades 6-8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>67% of students grades 9-12 </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>On the horizon – coming quickly to a tipping point near you! </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>38% of students gr 3-5 participate regularly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vs. 16% of students in gr 6-8, 13% in grades 9-12 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Video creation/sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>32% of middle school students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% in focus groups have posted a video </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mashup of content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24% of middle school students are doing this now </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><ul><li>Explosion of access to mobile devices </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #3
  23. 23. Using Mobile Devices for Learning
  24. 24. <ul><ul><li>New obstacles to tech use @ school </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #4
  25. 25. How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school?
  26. 26. How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school? Students say: Not very!
  27. 27. <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 you face using technology at your school?
  28. 28. <ul><ul><li>Let me use my own devices! </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #5
  29. 29. <ul><li>Top responses: </li></ul><ul><li>Let me use my own laptop, cell phone or mobile device </li></ul><ul><li>Give me unlimited Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Let me access my school projects from any computer – home or at school </li></ul>How could your school make it easier for you to work electronically?
  30. 30. <ul><ul><li>Online learning – defying conventional wisdom </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #6
  31. 31. Online learning and K-12 students Is there interest in taking online classes? Yes! Interest in taking an online class: + 40% of high school students + 35% of middle school students + 15% of students grades 3-5
  32. 32. Online learning and K-12 students Is there interest in taking online classes? Yes! Interest in taking an online class: + 40% of high school students + 35% of middle school students + 15% of students grades 3-5 34% increase in the past year!
  33. 33. <ul><li>Take class not offered at my school </li></ul><ul><li>Get extra help in a subject </li></ul><ul><li>Earn college credit </li></ul><ul><li>To fit my class schedule </li></ul><ul><li>To work at my own pace </li></ul><ul><li>To complete a school requirement </li></ul>Audience Response: What is the #1 reason middle school students want to take an online class?
  34. 34. What is the #1 reason middle school students want to take an online class?
  35. 35. <ul><ul><li>21 st century skills & gaming </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #7
  36. 36. <ul><li>Over 64% of students K-12 play </li></ul><ul><li>Average is 8 – 10 hours per week </li></ul><ul><li>Using a wide variety of devices </li></ul>Gaming Technologies in Learning
  37. 37. <ul><li>Over 64% of students K-12 play </li></ul><ul><li>Average is 8 – 10 hours per week </li></ul><ul><li>Using a wide variety of devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cell phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Console video players </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handhelds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based: single or multi user </li></ul></ul>Gaming Technologies in Learning
  38. 38. Gaming Technologies in Learning
  39. 39. <ul><li>Easier to understand difficult concepts 51% </li></ul><ul><li>More engaged in learning material 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Would learn more 46% </li></ul><ul><li>More interesting to practice problems 44% </li></ul>Student views – why include gaming in school?
  40. 40. <ul><li>Easier to understand difficult concepts 51% </li></ul><ul><li>More engaged in learning material 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Would learn more 46% </li></ul><ul><li>More interesting to practice problems 44% </li></ul><ul><li>Go beyond & try new things 37% </li></ul><ul><li>See results of my problem solving 35% </li></ul><ul><li>Direct my own learning 34% </li></ul>Student views – why include gaming in school?
  41. 41. <ul><ul><li>Technology and student social activism </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #8
  42. 42. <ul><ul><li>Technology and student social activism – Gr 6-8 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How I use Web 2.0 tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Communications – 44% </li></ul><ul><li>Share music – 36% </li></ul><ul><li>Research local or world problems – 17% </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in online poll about world issues – 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Use tools to collaborate about local solutions – 11% </li></ul><ul><li>Create special interest groups – 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Post my ideas about solutions on my sns – 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Collect/analyze data about local solutions – 10% </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><ul><li>Wake up for our nation’s schools </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #9
  44. 44. Is your school doing a good job preparing you/your students/your child for future jobs?
  45. 45. <ul><li>YES! </li></ul><ul><li>School Principals 66% </li></ul><ul><li>District Administrators 48% </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers 47% </li></ul><ul><li>Parents 43% </li></ul>Is your school doing a good job preparing you/your students/your child for future jobs?
  46. 46. <ul><li>YES! </li></ul><ul><li>School Principals 66% </li></ul><ul><li>District Administrators 48% </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers 47% </li></ul><ul><li>Parents 43% </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced tech students 23% </li></ul>Is your school doing a good job preparing you/your students/your child for future jobs?
  47. 47. <ul><ul><li>Introducing the “Free Agent Learner” </li></ul></ul>Top Ten Things - #10
  48. 48. <ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self directed learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Un-tethered to trad’l education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert at personal data aggregation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples: Online learning </li></ul><ul><li>Control over knowledge authenticity </li></ul>Free Agent Learner
  49. 49. <ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power of connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating new communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not tethered to physical networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example: Mobile devices </li></ul>Free Agent Learner
  50. 50. <ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiential learning – make it real </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process as important as knowledge gained ( sometimes more important ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example: Gaming, simulations, animations, multimedia content </li></ul>Free Agent Learner
  51. 51. <ul><li>Visit www.tomorrow.org </li></ul><ul><li>Student, Teacher, Parent & Administrator Data Findings – updated annually </li></ul><ul><li>National Data Release – March 24 </li></ul><ul><li>New reports and presentations </li></ul><ul><li>NECC 2009 </li></ul>More Speak Up?
  52. 52. <ul><li>Special data collection this year: </li></ul><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>More Speak Up?
  53. 53. <ul><li>Special data collection this year: </li></ul><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><ul><li>over 250,000 responses </li></ul><ul><li>from students nationwide! </li></ul><ul><li>Stay tuned . . . </li></ul>More Speak Up?
  54. 54. Plan to participate in Speak Up 2009 in October Sign up to receive alerts @ http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_news.html Online surveys for: K-12 Students Teachers Administrators Parents New Question Topics Get your own school and/or district data with national data for benchmarking Have a voice in education policy!
  55. 55. It has been great to learn with you today. If you have any questions, please contact us: 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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