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Shootout! Bracing for the Next-Gen Student Wave: Myth or Mandate? Next-Gen Students “Speak Up” – Are we listening?
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  • 1. Campus Technology 08 Shootout! Bracing for the Next-Gen Student Wave: Myth or Mandate? Next-Gen Students Speak Up Are we listening? Julie Evans Project Tomorrow CEO July 31, 2008
  • 2.
    • An annual online process for collecting, analyzing and reporting on the authentic, unfiltered voices
    • of todays K-12 students, teachers, parents & administrators
    • Questions: technology, science, 21 st century skills, careers
    • Speak Up 2007: 367,000 surveys
    • Since 2003: 1.2 million surveys
    What is Speak Up?
  • 3.
      • Digital disconnect is alive & well:
      • the gap between how
      • todays students learn and
      • how they live!
    Key findings from Speak Up 2007 data:
  • 4.
      • Digital disconnect is alive & well:
        • Between students and teachers
        • Between advanced tech students and other students
        • Between girls and boys
        • Between older and younger students
    Key findings from Speak Up 2007 data:
  • 5. Lets add some context:
  • 6. Lets add some context: Todays 22 yr olds were in 2nd grade
  • 7. Lets add some context: Todays 22 yr olds were in 2nd grade Todays 12 yr olds were in 1 st grade
  • 8. Which student are your systems set up to support? Todays 22 yr olds were in 2nd grade Todays 12 yr olds were in 1 st grade
  • 9. Speak Up 2007 Student Findings
    • The Big 4 for todays K-12 students
    • Online and computer gaming
      • Over 64% of students K-12 play
    • Download music
      • #1 with students in grades 6-12
    • Communications email, IM, Txt
      • Girls still lead in usage
    • Maintain a personal website
      • 40% of students grades 6-8
      • 67% of students grades 9-12
  • 10. Speak Up 2007 Student Findings
    • On the horizon coming quickly to a tipping point!
    • Virtual worlds
      • 24% of students gr 3-5 participate regularly
        • Over 1/3 of Massachusetts students
    • Video creation/sharing
      • 20% of high school students
      • 50% in focus groups have posted a video
    • Remixing content
      • 21% of middle school students are doing this now
  • 11. Speak Up 2007 Student Findings Using Mobile Devices for Learning
  • 12. Speak Up 2007 Student Findings
    • Filters block websites I need
    • Teachers limit tech use
    • Lots of rules
      • That limit use of my schools technology
      • That prevent me from using my own tools such email / IM / MySpace
    Obstacles to student tech use at school
  • 13.
    • Top 5 student demands:
    • Let me use my own tools & devices
    • Give me unlimited Internet access
    • Let me access my projects anywhere
    • Provide me with communication tools
    • Give me access to the school network even from home
    How could your school make it easier for you to use technology? Speak Up 2007 Student Findings
  • 14. Speak Up 2007 Student Findings
    • Students in Kindergarten thru 12 th grade say the same thing every year:
    What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
  • 15. Speak Up 2007 Student Findings
    • Students in Kindergarten thru 12 th grade say the same thing every year:
    • Give me a laptop for my personal use at school and at home
    What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
  • 16.
    • Key trends to watch:
    • Continuing digital disconnects
    • Spectrum of digital native-ness
    • Multiple computers in the backpack
    • Embracing & adapting new technologies
    • Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any pace learning
    Speak Up 2007 Data Findings
  • 17.
    • Key trends to watch:
    • Self directed learning for student & teacher
    • Everyone is a content developer
    • Make it relevant to me!
    • Blend of informal & formal learning opps
    • Beyond engagement to productivity benefits
    • Long tail of training & education
    Speak Up 2007 Data Findings
  • 18.
    • But what is the #1 trend that should be on your horizon regarding these Next-Gen Students?
    Speak Up 2007 Data Findings
  • 19.
    • #1 Trend to watch for your future students:
    • The era of the technology-enabled
    • Free Agent Learner
    Speak Up 2007 Data Findings
  • 20.
    • Free Agent Learner
    • Characteristics:
      • Self directed learning
      • Un-tethered to tradl school
      • Expert at personal data aggregation
    • Example: Online learning
    Speak Up 2007 Data Findings
  • 21. Speak Up 2007 Student Findings What is the #1 reason middle school students want to take an online class?
  • 22.
    • Free Agent Learner
    • Characteristics:
      • Self directed learning
      • Un-tethered to tradl school
      • Expert at personal data aggregation
    • Example: Control over knowledge authenticity
    Speak Up 2007 Data Findings
  • 23.
    • Free Agent Learner
    • Characteristics:
      • Power of connections
      • Creating new communities
      • Not tethered to physical networks
    • Example: Mobile devices
    Speak Up 2007 Data Findings
  • 24. Speak Up 2007 Student Findings
    • Communications
      • Email teachers, classmates
      • Access personal websites
    • Collaborations
      • Projects and calendars
    • Creativity
      • Create/share documents
    • Productivity
      • Research, downloads, ed games
    How students want to use mobile devices to support learning
  • 25.
    • Free Agent Learner
    • Characteristics:
      • Experiential learning make it real
      • Content developers
      • Process as important as knowledge gained ( sometimes more important )
    • Example: Gaming, simulations, animations, m/m content
    Speak Up 2007 Data Findings
  • 26. Speak Up 2007 Student Findings
    • Over 64% of students K-12 play
    • Average is 8 10 hours per week
    • Using a wide variety of devices
      • Cell phones
      • Computer games
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