Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers

 

 
Have you read the Speak Up 2012 report, Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers?

If not, be sure to download the full report here: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/tomorrowsteachers_report2013.html

This report, conducted by Project Tomorrow & published by Blackboard K-12 Inc.,  highlights the thoughts regarding technology use in classrooms from aspiring teachers. Data was taken from a specialized Speak Up survey geared toward aspiring teachers.

The key findings from the report include:
1. The social media use and integration into coursework by aspiring teachers
2. Observations made by aspring teachers on the best way to integrate technology in the classroom (looking to their professors & field work supervisors)
3. The expectations school principles have of aspiring teachers (and whether those expectations are realistic)
4. The value aspiring teachers place on technology use in the classroom
5. The value aspiring teachers place on technology in the classroom as a top factor in their success as a teacher.

Once you read the full report, be sure to share your thoughts with us below!
Speak Up surveys, an intiative of Project Tomorrow, asks students, teachers, parents, administrators and more about their unfiltered viewpoints on innovative and key educational concepts. We then take those responses, and synthsize our research to find out how these models are working for our students, educators, and communities.

Interested in having your school or district participate in Speak Up 2013? Registration for Speak Up 2013 is coming soon! Please check the Speak Up website frequently for more information in the next coming weeks.

- The Project Tomorrow team