|What insights would you share with other educators about the benefits of participating in Speak Up?
"Why take the time to design our own survey? This survey gives us great information, is well-designed, and easy to administer. We use the data for technology planning and for year-to-year assessment of our technology program. The data is also useful to show teachers how much students really value technology."
Pam McLeod, Director of Technology, Alton School District (NH)
"We use the information for local decision making by organizing bits of applicable information for appropriate discussions or audiences. The data has also been an effective means of sharing our story in grant applications."
Lavonne Sparling, Chief Academic Officer, MSD of Wabash County (IN)
"Speak Up provides incredibly relevant data regarding trends in educational technology and how K-12 kids learn best. We share the data with our school board, community, district leaders, principals, tech leaders, and teachers in order to help inform instruction and guide budget decisions."
Kathy Bari, Director of Educational Technology, Capistrano Unified School District (CA)
"The Speak Up campaign gives a “loud” voice to a core group that is often ignored in education, Our Students."
Baltimore City School District (MD)
"Speak Up is extremely valuable for our district. It gives us a good pulse on
what our students are currently doing with technology, and what they would
like to be doing."
Jenith Mishne, Director of Education Technology, Newport-Mesa Unified School District (CA)