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Speak Up News, November 6, 2017

Speak Up data in action...check out some of the recent reporting that includes Speak Up data. The stories and infographics may give you some ideas about how to use your local data in February!

Get those surveys in! And, remember, if you have not yet registered your school/district, there is still plenty of time! Surveys will close on January 19, 2018.

Quick links:

▪ Speak Up 2017 Is Open
▪ The Drivers of STEAM Education: Findings from Speak Up.
▪ Today’s Parents Want More Digital Communication from Schools
▪ Speak Up Survey: Students, teachers get creative to address digital equity
Speak Up 2017 Is Open
The Drivers of STEAM Education: Findings from Speak Up.
Today’s Parents Want More Digital Communication from Schools
Speak Up Survey: Students, teachers get creative to address digital equity

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-The Project Tomorrow team

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Speak Up 2017 is Open - blog

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Speak Up will be open for stakeholder participation until January 19, 2018. Data will be delivered to registered schools and districts in February 2018.

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The Drivers of STEAM Education: Findings from Speak Up

With insights from than 5 million education stakeholders via Speak UP and dozens of meetings with school leaders each year, Julie Evans took a deeper look at what is driving STEAM education. She shares four of those drivers in this blog post, as a follow up to the webcast she did with STEAM Universe last month. Follow the link for both!

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Today’s Parents Want More Digital Communication from Schools

EdTech Magazine summarized some of the recent Speak Up findings on school-to-home communications:

Parents tell Project Tomorrow that convenience, personalization and timeliness are the most important aspects of school communications for them, which texting and email can deliver. Those methods can likely be the most convenient, too, since 95 percent of parents surveyed said they owned a smartphone.

“Parents being interested in text messaging (for school info) is really about having that access to the devices and having the experience with text messaging in their own personal life as well,” says Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow in [an edWeb.net] webinar.

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Speak Up Survey: Students, teachers get creative to address digital equity

ISTE reports on what the Speak Up survey reveals about how students and teachers are dealing with the homework gap, including:

...kids are problem-solvers when it comes to digital equity. “Students who are impacted by the homework gap are highly resourceful and are not passive about it. They seek ways to get online,” Evans says.

How? According to Speak Up data:

▪ 48 percent go to school early or stay late (up from 35 percent in 2015)
▪ 32 percent do homework in fast food restaurants or cafes (up from 19 percent in 2015)
▪ 30 percent go to the public library (up from 24 percent in 2015)
48 percent go to school early or stay late (up from 35 percent in 2015)
32 percent do homework in fast food restaurants or cafes (up from 19 percent in 2015)
30 percent go to the public library (up from 24 percent in 2015)
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