Mobile Devices + Social Media = Engaged and Empowered Learners

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  • 1. Mobile Devices + Social Media = Engaged and Empowered Learners Speak Up 2011 National FindingsJulie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 2. Todays Discussion: The Big Questions What are the expectations of K-12 students for leveraging mobile devices and social media for learning? How does that student vision compare with the teachers & administrators reality? What is the unique parent perspective on digital learning? How well are our K-12 schools meeting the expectations of students? Whats next? Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 3. Discussion Agenda: Speak Up National Research Project Student Vision for Mobile + Social Perspectives of Educators & Parents Panel Discussion Data source: Speak Up 2011 National Findings Views of K-12 Students, Educators and Parents Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 4. Meet our Expert Panel! Bonnie Cameron 5th Grade Teacher, Capistrano USD Robert Craven Director of Technology & Media Services, Fullerton SD Susan Holliday Executive Director, Technology & Info Services, Capistrano USD Greg Ottinger Director of Online Learning, San Diego COE Bill Simpson Executive Director of Technology, San Marcos USD Adina Sullivan Teacher on Special Assignment, San Marcos USD Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 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 & programs Analysis and reporting of findings and trends Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 2.6 million surveys since 2003 Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 6. Speak Up survey question themes Learning & Teaching with Technology 21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship Science and Math Instruction Career Interests in STEM and Teaching Professional Development / Teacher Preparation Internet Safety Administrators Challenges Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications Designing the 21st Century School Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 7. Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingsWashington DCApril 24 and May 23, 2012 Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 8. National Speak Up 2011 Participation: 416,758 K-12 Students 330,117 Teachers & Librarians 38,502 Parents (in English & Spanish) 44,006 School/District Administrators 4,133 About the participating schools & districts o 5,616 schools and 1,250 districts o 24% urban / 35% rural / 41% suburban o All 50 states + DC Honor Roll of States with highest participation: TX, CA, AL, IN, AZ, NC, FL, WI, VA, MD Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 9. The Student Vision for Learning Socialbased learning Untethered learning Digitallyrich learning Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 10. Speak Up National Research ProjectKey Findings: Speak Up 2003 2011 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 Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 11. Warm UpInteractive Exercise Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 12. Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 13. ASTUDENTS LIFE Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 14. In my life, I .. Play games on handheld devices (57%) Take tests online for school (40%) Have a cell phone or smartphone (40%) Read books on my mobile device (53%)Want more internet access at school (50%) and want to take an online class (40%) Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 15. Who is . . . . . ?1. 3rd Grade Girl2. 6th Grade Boy3. 9th Grade Girl4. 12th Grade Boy Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 16. Who is a 8 year old girl in 3rd grade? (from a rural community) Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 17. In my life, I .. Play games on handheld devices (57%) Take tests online for school (40%) Have a cell phone or smartphone (40%) Read books on my mobile device (53%)Want more internet access at school (50%) and want to take an online class (40%) Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 18. Mobile Learning and Social MediaKey Trends Access Obstacles Opportunities Aspirations Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 19. Access Students personal access to mobile devices 82% 77% 50% 52% 48%49% 37% 33% 25% 26% 21% 21% 18% 17% 17% 17%18% 13% 8% 9% Cell phone (no Smartphone Digital reader MP3 Tablet device internet access) K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 20. High School Student Internet Access Outside of School Broadband vs. Mobile 77%75% 72% 59% 55% 53% Urban Suburban Rural My home computer has fast internet access (such as DSL) I access the internet through 3G/4G mobile device Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 21. Student use of social media in their personal lives Social Media Use Students Students Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 Maintain a personal social networking 48% 59% site Participate in online discussion boards, 45% 56% communities, chats Use web tools for collaborative writing 30% 30% Use web tools to create alerts or 24% 24% notifications for self-organization Make videos to share online with others 20% 18% Contribute to wikis or blogs about their 14% 14% interests Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 22. DIY Learning at work . . . . o 1 in 10 students have sent out a Tweet about an academic topic o 12% have taken an online class they found on their own o 15% have tutored other students online or found an expert to help them o 1/5 have used a mobile app to help organize their school work o 1 in 4 have used a video that they found online to help them with homework o 30% of Gr 6-8 students and 46% of Gr 9-12 have used Facebook as an impromptu collaboration tool for classroom projects Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 23. ObstaclesWhat obstacles do students face using technology@ school? Students Top 5: 1. Websites that I need are blocked 59% 2. I cannot use my mobile device 55% 3. I cannot access social media tools 51% 4. Too many rules! 48% 5. Teachers limit our tech use 42% Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 24. How likely are you this year to allow students to use their own mobile devices for instructional purposes at school? Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 25. How likely are you this year to allow students to use their own mobile devices for instructional purposes at school? Will you allow students to use their own mobile devices? 11% 22% 65% Likely Unlikely Unsure Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 26. What is holding you back?Top challenges: Concerns about theft of devices Concerns about network security Digital equity issues Teachers are not trained Devices could be a distraction Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 27. Teachers views on students using mobiledevices in class What are your concerns? Top concerns: Devices will distract students Digital equity Students will cheat on tests How to reach responsible use I dont know to use them in instruction Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 28. OpportunitiesStudents have solutions!Option #1: Let me use my own tools and devices at school Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 29. Let me use my own mobile device! Gr 9-12 59% Gr 6-8 56% Gr 3-5 27% BTW: I need more outlets for re-charging (34%)! Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 30. OpportunitiesStudents have solutions!Option #1: Let me use my own tools and devices at schoolOption #2: Provide me with tools that replicate what I am already doing outside of school Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 31. Different Views of BYOT by District Administrators District Administrators who use a smartphone or tablet All District Administrators 41% 29% 19% 13% 13% 7%Currently evaluating a Currently piloting a BYOT Provide school owned BYOT approach approach devices for student use Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 32. Mobile learning visionsParents offer a solution to the digital equity challengeIf your childs school allowed for the use of mobiledevices for educational purposes, how likely is itthat you would purchase one for your child? Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 33. Parents offer a solution to the digital equity challengeIf your childs school allowed for the use of mobile devicesfor educational purposes, how likely is it that you wouldpurchase one for your child? Parents: Willingness to Purchase a Mobile Device for Child 13% 8% Likely Unlikely Unsure 15% School responsibility 62% Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 34. AspirationsHow would you use a mobile device to help youwith schoolwork? A. Increase effectiveness of school: Check grades 81% Take notes for class 67% Access online textbooks 62% Write papers and do homework 56% Use the calendar 50% Learn about school activities 47% Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 35. How would you use a mobile device to help youwith schoolwork? B. Leverage capabilities to increase personalization of learning process: Anytime, anywhere research 72% Receive reminders & alerts 61% Collaborate with peers & teachers 55% Organize schoolwork assignments 53% Access school network from home 51% Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 36. Welcome to Math Class! Traditional class Traditional class Traditional class with teacher with teacher with a mix of directed directed teacher directed instruction instruction but instruction and lectures, textbook with some student directed assignments, technology used learning and the group projects or to support use of technology labs instruction tools to support both the teacher and students Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 37. Welcome to Math Class! Traditional class Traditional class Traditional class with teacher with teacher with a mix of directed directed teacher directed instruction instruction but instruction and lectures, textbook with some student directed assignments, technology used learning and the group projects or to support use of technology labs instruction tools to support both the teacher and students 43% 33% 9% Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 38. Middle school students speak up aboutthe ultimate math class Collaborate with classmates on problem solving 50% Ability to text my teacher with questions 42% I have a connection with my teacher 38% My teacher is excited about math 37% Solving real world problems 32% Ability to use mobile devices to video problems 32% Access to online tutors 30% Access to online textbooks 31% Take an online math class 27% Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 39. Snapshot: Onslow County Schools Project K-NectObjective: Provide 3G netbooks and tablets to students in math classes for use in and out of school (formerly smartphones) Improve math achievement Close digital access gap in district Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 40. Onslow County Schools Project K-Nect Summary of project results and impact: Using blogs and wikis to develop a community of learners Development of workplace ready skills Building math capacity for future success Demonstrates project based learning with mobiles and social media Changes in policies Changes in teacher practice Increased math achievement Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 41. The Student Vision for Learning Socialbased learning Untethered learning Digitallyrich learning Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 42. Meet our Expert Panel! Bonnie Cameron 5th Grade Teacher, Capistrano USD Robert Craven Director of Technology & Media Services, Fullerton SD Susan Holliday Executive Director, Technology & Info Services, Capistrano USD Greg Ottinger Director of Online Learning, San Diego COE Bill Simpson Executive Director of Technology, San Marcos USD Adina Sullivan Teacher on Special Assignment, San Marcos USD Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 43. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org National Speak Up Findings and reports Speak Up 2011 data: Apr 24 and May 23 Presentations, podcasts and webinars Evaluation services & reports Speak Up 2012 for K-12 Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 44. Start planning now for Speak Up 2012! Speak Up 2012 10th Anniversary Special online surveys to collect and report on the views of the K-12 students, teachers, librarians, administrators and parents on the role of technology within teaching and learning. Surveys open Oct 3 Sign up to receive information and alerts www.tomorrow.org Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 45. Thank you. Lets continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT Copyright Project Tomorrow 2011.This 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 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. Project Tomorrow 2011

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