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Speak Up News, November 13, 2017

50,000 students, educators and parents have weighed in with their views so far via Speak Up 2017! We look forward to hearing from so many more...including more Future Ready Schools districts! We are pleased to be partnering with FRS to help more schools participate in Speak Up and use the resulting data.

If you are an ISTE member, please join Julie Evans on Wednesday for a webcast on trends in mobile devices and digital content, and check out their preview blog article. Julie will also be leading a webinar on Friday as part of Blackboard's BITS professional development series. All the details are below!

If you still need to get your school or district registered to participate in Speak Up (to get YOUR free data in February), get started today!

Did you know, we offer lesson plans related to Speak Up? If your schools are looking to participate in Speak Up and need a class-related activity (especially around holiday breaks), check out this free resource.

Thank you for reading! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our Blog.

-The Project Tomorrow team

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Future Ready Schools® Encourages Educators to Speak Up!

Are you a Future Ready Schools district? (If not, here's more info!) If you are, we want you to Speak Up!

Like FRS, Speak Up is a free service to all U.S. schools and districts. Speak Up provides education leaders with:

▪ direct feedback from their staff members, students, and the community on needs and aspirations;
▪ insights on how other school leaders around the country address key digital learning challenges; and
▪ information on how others in the education community leverage technology to transform teaching and learning and prepare students for the future.
direct feedback from their staff members, students, and the community on needs and aspirations;
insights on how other school leaders around the country address key digital learning challenges; and
information on how others in the education community leverage technology to transform teaching and learning and prepare students for the future.

See a snapshot of the Future Ready data from Speak Up 2016.

When asked about the value of the Speak Up survey, Sara Hall, vice president of digital learning at the Alliance for Excellent Education said, “It is not only important for Future Ready Schools to support districts in building their capacity to plan and implement student-centered learning, we must also ensure that students and educators are the center of local and national conversations about the impacts of technology on teaching and learning. Our partners at Project Tomorrow have done an excellent job over the years to collect, analyze, and publish data on ways students and educators leverage technology for learning in and out of school. Future Ready Schools (FRS) is pleased to find new ways to work together to highlight the work being done in FRS districts to improve the learning experience of all students.”

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Speak Up Survey shows mobile learning on the rise, ISTE blog

Ahead of the “Speak Up Update: Trends in Mobile Devices and Digital Content” webcast, ISTE published a blog post on some of Speak Up's findings related to mobile learning:

"In the 2016 Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, a national research project and free service for schools, what students have proclaimed for years proves out as data shows variance in device use by grade level and by the type of work students are doing.

"The message: One size does not fit all when it comes to mobile learning."

If you are an ISTE member, pleasejoin the webcast with Julie Evans on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 4pmET/1pmPT.

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Webinar: Digital learning trends making an impact on student engagement and development

While you are signing up for webinars...join Julie Evans this Friday as part of the K-12 Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS).

Digital learning trends making an impact on student engagement and development
November 17th at 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT
Register online

The increased use of technology, both in school and out of school, creates an urgency for teachers to embrace digital learning to make the student educational experience more productive and personal. The annual Speak Up National Research Project provides an exclusive window into the views of education leaders, teachers and students on personalized learning and innovative learning environments. In this webinar, we will share the latest Speak Up national findings from over 514,000 K-12 students, parents and educators with an emphasis on how the use of digital content, tools and resources in innovative classrooms are having a large impact on students' engagement and development of critical college and career ready skills.

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Speak Up in the News

Chromebooks or Smartphones? 1-to-1 or BYOD? Why Not Both? T.H.E. Journal reported on Speak Up findings related to the types of mobile devices being used by students.

Making Media Literacy Central to Digital Citizenship, MindShift from KQED
MindShift and Common Sense Media cite Speak Up data on video use for learning:
* 68 percent of teachers are using video in their classrooms, and
* 74 percent of middle schoolers are watching videos for learning.

Speak Up 2017 includes a special focus on digital citizenship, so we look forward to digging deeper into this issue next year!

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Get your Speak Up Lesson Plans!

Did you know we provide lesson plans for K-2, 3-5 and 6-12 classrooms? These offer a great way to incorporate Speak Up surveys into classroom time and boost learning about the Speak Up topics.

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Thank you for your interest and continued support of Speak Up! Be sure to stay updated on all things Speak Up by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our Blog.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Speak Up team at speakup@tomorrow.org or via phone at (949) 609-4660 ext. 17.

Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for the support of Speak Up: Apex Learning, Blackboard, Inc., BrainPOP, DreamBox Learning, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Rosetta Stone Education, Scholastic Education, AASA | The School Superintendent's Association, CETPA, Consortium for School Networking, CUE, Digital Learning Day, ICE (Indiana Connected Educators), iNACOL, ISTE, MassCUE, National School Boards Association, National School Public Relations Association, National Science Teachers Association, National Secondary School Principals Association, NCCE (Northwest Council for Computer Education), NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology Association), State Education Technology Directors’ Association and TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association).

 
         
 
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