Enabled, Engaged, Empowered: The New Student Vision for Digital Learning

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<ul><li> 1. 2013 Campus Leadership AcademyJulie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO February 5, 2013</li></ul> <p> 2. Big Questions What are the expectations of K-12 students for digital learning? How does that student vision compare with the teachers &amp; administrators reality? What is the unique parent perspective on digital learning? How well are our K-12 schools meeting the expectations of students? What are the key trends on the horizon? 3. Discussion Agenda Speak Up National Research Project Student Vision for Digital Learning Parent, Teacher &amp; Administrator PerspectiveSpeak Up 2012 National FindingsViews of K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators 4. Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organizationPrograms: Research &amp; evaluation studies School and community programs Events for students Mission: To ensure that todaysstudents are prepared to become tomorrows leaders, innovators andengaged citizens of the world. 5. 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 &amp; programs Analysis and reporting of findings and trends Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 3 million surveys since 2003 6. Speak Up survey question themes Learning &amp; Teaching with Technology 21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship &amp; Global Awareness Math and Science Instruction Students Career Interests in STEM Professional Development / Teacher Preparation Internet Safety Administrators Challenges Emerging Technologies both in &amp; 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 7. Speak Up survey question themes Learning &amp; Teaching with Technology 21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship &amp; Global Awareness Math and Science Instruction Students Career Interests in STEM Professional Development / Teacher Preparation Internet Safety Administrators Challenges Emerging Technologies both in &amp; 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 ActivitiesValue Propositions Aspirations 8. National Speak Up 2012 Participation: 466,303 K-12 Students 364,233 Teachers &amp; Librarians 56,346 Parents (in English &amp; Spanish)39,713 School/District Administrators6,011 About the participating schools &amp; districtso 8,020 schools and 2,431 districtso 30% urban / 43% rural / 27% suburbano All 50 states + DC Honor Roll of States with highest participation:TX, CA, OH, IN, AL, NC, WI, AZ, FL, PA 9. What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning? 10. 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 11. The New Student Vision for LearningSocialbased learningPersonalizedUntethered learningLearningDigitallyrich learning 12. The New Student Vision for LearningThree Essential Elements Socialbased learning Students want to leverage emerging communications and collaboration tools to create personal learning networks of experts 13. The New Student Vision for LearningThree Essential Elements Un-tethered learning Students envision technology-enabled learning that transcends classroom walls 14. The New Student Vision for LearningThree Essential Elements Digitally-rich learning Students see the use of relevancy-based digital tools, content and resources as key to education productivity 15. Lets set some context . . . . 16. School Site Administrators Realities Wake Up in the Middle of the Night Issues Test scores48%Staff morale45% Curriculum standards 44%Adequate funding40% Student behavior 40% School safety35%Using data to assess achievement30% Adequate technology28% 0% 20% 40% 60% 17. Administrators RealitiesWhat has the greatest potential to enhancestudent achievement?School Site District LevelEnhancing teacher effectiveness57% 58%21st century skills integration49% 54%Leveraging technology 37% 49%Common Core Standards49% 48%Engaging parents as co-teachers37% 31% 18. Administrators RealitiesWhat tech solutions are you considering to helpwith your budget situation?1. Tablets instead of laptops for students42%2. Online teacher PD40%3. Cloud computing solutions28%4. Blended online classes for students28%5. Allowing student use of personal devices 26%6. Digital textbooks25%7. Online classes for students20% 19. Different views on value of ed techHow important is theDistrict Admineffective use oftechnology to studentsuccess?PrincipalsParents Extremely important Important TeachersSomewhat important 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 20. The New Student Vision for LearningKey Trends: Mobile Learning Virtual/Online Learning Digital Content &amp;Social Media 21. Your assignment: Debunk myths Uncover hidden digital divides Evaluate your vision Do you have a shared vision ofthe future? 22. The New Student Vision for LearningKey Trends: Mobile Learning 23. Students personal access to mobile devices80%65% 59%58% 52% 47%48%45% 45% 45%38% 36% 26% 19%18%12%Cell PhoneSmartphone Tablet Digital ReaderK-2 Gr 3-5Gr 6-8Gr 9-12 24. Students plans for using mobiles at schoolHow would you use a mobile device to help youwith schoolwork? A. Increase effectiveness of school: Check grades 78% Take notes for class 69% Access online textbooks64% Write papers and do homework 56% Use the calendar 56% Learn about school activities47% 25. Students plans for using mobiles at schoolHow would you use a mobile device to help youwith schoolwork?B. Leverage capabilities to increase personalizationof learning process:Anytime, anywhere research 73%Receive reminders &amp; alerts63%Collaborate with peers &amp; teachers 61%Organize schoolwork assignments 54%Access school network from home 52% 26. Students: different devices for different tasksCreate a presentation?LaptopCommunicate with classmates/teacher? SmartphoneRead a book or article? Digital readerTake notes in class?Tablet 27. What obstacles do you face usingtechnology at school?Students say:1. Websites that I need are blocked 58%2. I cannot access social media tools 47%3. I cannot use my mobile device46%4. Too many rules!46%5. Teachers limit our tech use41% 28. Let me use my own mobile device!Gr 9-12 55%Gr 6-855%Gr 3-531% 29. The BYOD/BYOT trend what a differencea year makes! Policy/PositionAdmin 2011 Admin 2012 Do not allow52% 37% Discretion of building16% 21% principal Discretion of teacher 21% 32% We provide devices13% 18% Evaluating BYOD/T 19% 28% BYOD/T in place 17% 30% 30. The New Student Vision for LearningKey Trends:Virtual/OnlineLearning 31. Districts are tapping into many types ofonline learningOnline teacher professional developmentVirtual conferences and webinars Blended learning classes for studentsFully online classes for studentsBuilding your own online courses Fee based online summer school0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45%District Administrators 32. Who is learning online? Types of online learning Students: Students:experiences Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 100% online school6%7% Online self study class 8% 15% Teacher led online class9% 15%Online class for personal8% 10%interests 33. Online classes for students: A must havefor the ultimate schoolStudents Gr 9-12 46%Students Gr 6-841%Students Gr 3-538%Parents36%Administrators 51% 34. Parents have first hand experience withonline learningI have taken an online class:For work or job training 43%For an academic/college program29%To learn new skills22%To explore a hobby 13%For traffic school 7% 23% who have not taken an online class would like to! 35. Why take an online class?For high school students, traditional reasons:scheduling and college credit.For middle school students, its about changing thelearning 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 36. The New Student Vision for LearningKey Trends: Digital Content &amp; Social Media 37. Social media for learningStudent 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 theycompared to other students 1/4 have used a mobile app to help organize their schoolwork 29% have used a video that they found online to help themwith homework (i.e. Kahn Academy effect) 30% have sought homework help thru their Facebook site;38% regularly use Facebook as a collaboration site 38. New question area for Speak Up this year who is flipping?Experience with flipped learningTeachers Principals (about their teachers)Did this with my own videos 3% 27%Did this with online videos 6% 19%Im interested in this18%27%Concern: student home access53%47%Concern: need PD in creating videos 27%33%Concern: need PD in finding videos21%31%Concern: need PD in what to do in class 17%31% 39. And what do students think? Good way for me to learn: Students Gr 9-12 63% Students Gr 6-859% 40. What do you prefer to read?Online digital text Printed text 41. Pixel vs. Print Preferences Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Personal reading:37%27% digital Schoolwork reading:36%29% digital 42. The New Student Vision for LearningSocialbased learningPersonalizedUntethered learningLearningDigitallyrich learning 43. Other 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 &amp; formal learning lines 44. Other key trends we are watching Collaborations driving 21st century skills Game-ification momentum learning asprocess Students as content producers Changing ideals for assessment Its really all about productivity! Maximizing personalized learning Emergence of Free Agent Learners! 45. How to use Speak Up data Input for planning Justify budget and purchasing decisions Inform new initiatives as an evaluation tool . Tool to engage parents Demonstrate interest in students ideas Use for grant writing and fund development Content for professional development As a competitive tool And more . . . . . . . 46. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.orgNational Speak Up Findings and reportsTargeted and thematic reports Online learning trends Mobile learning &amp; social media Print to digital migration Social learning Intelligent adaptive softwarePresentations, podcasts and webinarsServices: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacystudies 47. Next up for usSchool and district data release February 6 In conjunction with Digital Learning DayNational 2012 Speak Up Reports Congressional Briefings in Washington DC Reports available on our website April and MayNew targeted reports Pre-service teachers report - Thursday Online learning trends report ISTE More to come . 48. How to participate with us Focus groups with students, parents and educators Evaluation and research projects. Participate in mini surveys Follow us via social media and thru our listserv Sharing ideas and best practices Speak Up 2013 sign up in spring, surveys in the fall www.tomorrow.org 49. Thank you. Lets continue this conversation.Julie EvansProject Tomorrowjevans@tomorrow.org949-609-4660 x15Twitter: JulieEvans_PTCopyright Project Tomorrow 2013This 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 reproducedmaterials 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.</p>

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