Mapping a Personalized Learning Journey – K-12 Students and Parents Connects the Dots with Digital Learning

On April 24, 2012 Project Tomorrow released the report “Mapping a Personalized Learning Journey – K-12 Students and Parents Connects the Dots with Digital Learning” at a Congressional Briefing held in Washington, DC. Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO, discussed selected student and parent national findings from the Speak Up 2011 report and moderated a panel discussion with students and parents who shared their insights and experiences.

Key findings:

* Students are adopting technologies and then adapting them to support their own self-directed learning. For example, 1 in 10 high school students have Tweeted about an academic topic. 46% of students have used Facebook as a collaboration tool for schoolwork.

* Parents are supporting their children’s personalized learning journeys. 64% of parents report that they would purchase a mobile device for their child’s academic use at school.

* There is a gap in offerings between what schools offer and what students want to learn. As a result, students are looking outside of the classroom to meet their personalized learning goals. For example, 12% of high school students have taken an online class on their own, outside of the classroom, to learn about a topic that interested them.

* In math and science classrooms where students and teachers direct learning supported by technology, students’ interest in a STEM career is 27%, compared with 20% for students in traditional math and science classrooms.

* Parents’ definition of academic success for their children places a strong emphasis on learning the right skills to be successful (73%)- more than any other metric for success, including monetary success or getting into a good college.

Infographic Personalized Learning 2012

Instant Recess: Let’s Get Moving!

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It turns out games can be as healthy as broccoli, but way more fun…

Taking short activity breaks – just 10 minutes a day – improves performance on the job and increases health.  Benefits include increased productivity, morale, focus, and energy with decreased stress, fatigue, illness, and obesity.  What’s not to like?  You hardly have time to sweat!  Stop by for a 10 minutes Instant Recess break during TEDxManhattanBeach “Journey to Purpose”.  Get moving… it’s good for your health! Recess schedule is available on the TEDxManahattanBeach app.


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10 minutes a day of activity can change your life.