Share your attitude in regards to technology in schools via the 2008 Speak Up Survey!Take the 2008 Speak Up Survey Open Now Through December 19th:
The 2008 online survey – open now through December 19th for all K-12 students,
parents, teachers and administrators at http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/ –
offers the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered input on education and
technology from those ‘on the ground’ in the schools.
“In addition to looking for any changes in student, educator or parent
attitudes on technology use, this year we will also be asking about students’
interests in science and math careers, how students think schools could help
all kids be successful and what students know about finding factual information
on the Internet,” said Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, the survey’s
facilitator and a national leader in empowering students to have a voice in
improving education in the 21st century.
“While we have heard from more than one million students since 2003, we hope
even more will participate this year and share their opinions with the
policymakers, school leaders and decision-makers who trust Speak Up to help
improve education,” she added. “In addition to the students, we survey
parents, teachers, administrators, after-school instructors and others
interested in K-12 education to add their voice to the education debates that
will continue with a new administration and a new Congress.”
In addition to sharing their insights, schools and districts who participate in
Speak Up gain free online access to their own aggregated quantitative data –
with national benchmark data for comparison. National data findings will be
released in a Congressional Briefing in spring 2009.
“The results of Speak Up 2008 will provide valuable insight on the key
education issues faced in today’s K-12 schools,” said Chris Rother, group vice
president for CDW-G, one of the national Speak Up sponsors. “Across the
educational spectrum, technology is improving learning and transforming the
educational experience for superintendents, principals, teachers and students.
We believe that the Speak Up findings will help school leaders realize more
fully how technology in the classroom can prepare our future leaders with the
21st-century skills employers require.”
Individual participation and responses provided in the Speak Up survey are
completely confidential and completing the online survey takes only 15 minutes.
The Speak Up surveys are open to every public and private school and district
in the United States, American schools on military bases and other interested
Since 2003, more than 1.2 million K-12 students, teachers, and parents from
more than 14,000 schools in all 50 states have participated in Speak Up. The
online survey is facilitated by Project Tomorrow (formerly known as NetDay) and
supported by many of our nation’s most innovative companies, foundations and
nonprofit organizations including CDW-G, SMART Technologies, PASCO scientific,
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Wimba and 1105 Media Education Group.
About Project Tomorrow
Speak Up is a national initiative of Project Tomorrow (formerly known as
NetDay), the nation’s leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to
ensuring that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators,
leaders and engaged citizens of the world. Since fall 2003, the annual Speak Up
project has collected and reported on the views of over 1.2 million K-12
students, teachers, administrators and parents representing over 14,000 schools
in all 50 states. The Speak Up data represents the largest collection of
authentic, unfiltered stakeholder input on education, technology, 21st century
skills, schools of the future and science instruction. Education, business and
policy leaders report use the data regularly to inform federal, state and local
education programs. For additional information, visit www.tomorrow.org.
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