Participate in Speak Up 2013 and learn what K-12 students, educators, and parents have to say about educational uses of technology in your schools and home!
Speak Up provides an easy way for students, parents and educators to participate in your local decisions about technology, as well as contribute to the state and national dialogue about educational technology. Since 2003, Project Tomorrow has collected the viewpoints of over 3 million students, educators and parents – the Speak Up dataset represents the largest collection of authentic feedback from these key educational stakeholders.
New Features for 2013 include:
- All schools and districts will be automatically registered to participate (listed as active). No longer need to register a school to take the survey, but school and district administrators are encouraged to sign up as the primary contact to manage school(s) information and assign an administrative password to gain access to local data come Feb. 2014!
- Educators and parents will not be required to enter a survey password.
- New survey created for Community members and Business Partners. So please be sure to take the survey today and share with your network of friends and family.
- State Specific pages, check here to view your state specific page.
- Lastly, we are excited to announce that this year we will be offering badges to all educators that complete the survey, we should hopefully have these available to participants a little later this week. *If you’ve already taken the survey, please contact the Speak Up Team for your badge at: speakup at tomorrow.org.
Why take the survey?
- Speak Up provides you the opportunity to gather information from your students, teachers, school leaders and parents about key educational topics, including: educational technology, 21st century skills, and schools of the future.
- Speak Up survey results, with national comparisons, will be available online, free of charge in February 2014.
- Use the Speak Up data to engage your stakeholders in your strategic planning, budgeting or decision-making processes
- By encouraging your school or district to participate, you are sending a strong signal that you value your stakeholders’ opinions about K-12 education.
- We share the Speak Up data with national, state and regional policy makers. Participating in Speak Up 2013 ensures that your voice is included in the dialogue about K-12 science, technology and math education.
Survey topics for Speak Up 2013 include, but are not limited to, learning and teaching with technology, 21st century skills, science/math instruction, professional development, STEM career exploration, parents’ concerns, online and blended learning, school-to-home communications, mobile devices, flipped classrooms, e-textbooks, digital citizenship and investment recommendations for 21st century schools.
Interested in learning about how students, teachers, parents and administrators across the country view the use of technology in education? Speak Up 2013 will be open for input Oct 2- Dec 20th 2013! Learn more at: www.tomorrow.org/speakup/.Image Credit: http://www.netday.org/STsuds2005/schoollookup.aspx