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Top TenDo you know? Ten Things Everyone Should Know about K-12 Students’ Views on Digital Learning

  1. Use the Internet to help with homework at home?  Over 50% of students in grades 6-12 say that they do that at least weekly; for 29% of high schoolers, it is a daily event with 68% saying their primary Internet access is through a 3G/4G device. 

  2. Learning anytime, anyplace, any pace?   41% of students who have not taken a fully online class would like to take a virtual class; they see the #1 benefit as being able to learn at their own pace.

  3. What do kids think about flipped classrooms?  6 out of 10 students say it would be a good way for them to learn. 

  4. Pixel or print – what is your reading style?  1/3 of students in grade 6-8 say their preference is to read a digital book for schoolwork;  put that hard copy book away – 44% of students want to read on a digital reader.

  5. Learning via YouTube?  Yes, 29% of students have used an online video to help them with their homework.

  6. Teacher – I have a question!  30% of students say that being able to text their teacher during class (and getting a personalized response) would help them be more successful in science.

  7. Who is today’s gamer?  75% of students in Kindergarten through second grade are using computers and mobile devices to play educational games on a regular basis.

  8. Tweet-tweet?  34% of high school students are Twitter users now – a three-fold increase since 2011 when only 11% of students acknowledged tweeting as part of their social media profile.

  9. Where do kids do school group projects in 2013?  They do them on Facebook – 38% of students say that they regularly use Facebook to collaborate with classmates on school projects.

  10. Students are mobilists!  Students’ personal access to mobile devices has reached several significant tipping points:  80% of students in grades 9-12, 65% of students in grades 6-8 and 45% of students in grades 3-5 are smartphone users now; middle school student tablet access doubled from 2011 to 2012 with 52% of those students now tablet –enabled.

Source:  Speak Up 2012 National Research Project Findings – the results of the authentic, unfiltered views of 364,240 K-12 students nationwide. Learn more about Speak Up and other research findings from Project Tomorrow on digital learning at www.tomorrow.org.


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