Originally published: April 29, 2012
Last updated: April 29, 2012 - 2:15pm
More and more students own mobile devices, including tablets, and indicate a strong desire to use those personal learning tools in school to increase collaboration and access to resources, according to the annual Speak Up Survey, which is facilitated by Project Tomorrow.
This year’s survey, “Mapping a Personalized Learning Journey: K-12 Students and Parents Connect the Dots with Digital Learning,” explores how students want to take control of their learning and the tools they use to learn. It includes parent and administrator input on issues such as personal technology use in schools, online learning, and top technologies.
Personalized learning is on the rise, the report said.
Outside of school:
- One in 10 high school students has tweeted about an academic topic that interested them.
- Forty-six percent of high school students have used Facebook as a collaborative learning tool.
- One in four students has used online videos to help with homework questions.
- Digital access, collaboration a must for students
- Survey: Teachers want more access to technology, collaboration
- Schools’ ed-tech budgets shrink as demand grows
- Panel examines ed tech, personalized learning
- Educators who use technology on their own are more likely to support ed tech
- Survey reveals slow progress in education technology
- Six technologies soon to affect education
- Parents: Focus more on 21st-century skills
- Mobile learning: Not just laptops any more
- Report profiles states' ed-tech successes
- How tech drives success in Title I schools
- Broadband: Huge potential, but access barriers remain
- FCC's Genachowski Announces Recipients of Innovative Wireless Pilot Projects
- Groups advocate for mobile learning, 21st century education
- To support ed tech, schools need to rethink budgets, infrastructure