It’s that time of year again – time for Speak Up! The annual event opens this week with online surveys for K-12 students, teachers, parents and new this year – school leaders. This is the 5th year of the Speak Up, facilitating the inclusion of student voices in national and local discussions on education and technology.
This year’s question themes: Learning and Teaching with Technology, Web 2.0 in Education, 21st Century Skills, Science Instruction & Global Competitiveness, Emerging Technologies in the Classroom (Gaming, Mobile Devices, Online Learning) and Designing the School of the Future. Also new this year: the parent survey is available in English and Spanish.
The Speak Up surveys will be open October 15 through December 15 2007. You may register your school or whole district on the site and take the surveys at any time.
The impact of the Speak Up data over the past 5 years has been tremendous. Each participating school or district gets online access to their own aggregated quantitative data with national benchmark data; districts use that data as input for programs and budgets. National data findings will be released in March 2008. For more information or data from previous years, check the Project Tomorrow site.