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ERIC Number: ED540403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-24
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
The New Digital Advance Team--America's K-12 Students Leading the Way to Transforming Learning with 21st Century Technology Tools. Selected National Findings: Speak Up 2008 for Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators
Project Tomorrow
Since 2003, the Speak Up National Research Project has collected and shared the ideas and views of more than 1.5 million K-12 students, teachers, parents and administrators on education and technology. This dataset provides national education leaders and policy makers with the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder feedback to inform annual policy, programs and funding. However, the most significant impact is in the schools and districts that regularly use Speak Up as a guide for planning technology use, investments and implementation strategies within their community. This year, with the historic education stimulus funding, the ideas and views of K-12 students and use of the Speak Up data is more important than ever. The findings illustrate how K-12 students are leading the way in re-thinking education delivery and career exploration. These insights can be used to inform the nation's education leaders in communities all across the United States, as they plan on how to use the stimulus funds for education effectively. The nation's Digital Advance Team is ready and able to do its part; step one for the rest of us is to listen to students as they describe their aspirations for 21st century learning. These findings present a 360-degree perspective--from students, parents and educators--about today's frustrations and challenges in schools, as well as possibilities and ideas for creating a real 21st century education that will help propel the economy forward as these students graduate. Speak Up 2008 represents the voices of more than 281,000 K-12 students from schools and communities in all 50 states; their ideas provide unique insights into how Americans invest these historic stimulus funds in their schools to create their next generation of innovators, leaders and engaged citizens. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Project Tomorrow