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Infographic: California Speaks Up!
Results from Speak Up 2016 at CUE 2017



Infographic Text:

What types of digital learning activities are CA middle school students doing on a regular basis*?

*Students who say they do these activities “often,” “all the time” and “sometimes”

Activity % CA Grade 6-8 students
Research a website to learn more about a topic 77%
Watch a video to learn how to do something 76%
Read an online news story or report 53%
Play an online game or augmented/virtual simulation activity 46%
Use online writing tools to improve my writing 45%
Find experts online to answer my questions 34%
Use social media to learn what others are doing or thinking about a topic that interests me 34%
Take a self-paced tutorial or online class 24%

CA middle school students’ experiences in school

  1. 84% say doing well in school is important.
  2. 52% say the subjects they are learning at school will help them in the future.
  3. 49% are interested in what they are learning at school.

CA middle school students’ experiences outside of school

  1. 70% like learning how to do things.
  2. 62% enjoy learning how to make or build things
  3. 57% like learning about new ideas

How often do California teachers assign homework assignments that require Internet access? How often do California middle school students use the Internet to do homework?

Frequency Gr 6-8 students Teachers School administrators
Rarely or never 9% 42% 12%
A few times a year 5% 15% 13%
A few times a month 10% 11% 20%
A few times a week 27% 10% 23%
Daily or almost daily    40% 8% 16%

What format best represents your classes this year?

Class format CA Gr 6-8 students CA teachers
Traditional class 57% 76%
Blended learning class 27% 16%
Flipped class 9% 1%

See related blog post: Students’ perceptions of school vs. learning – not the same thing!

Source: Speak Up Research Initiative, 2016 Findings - the results of the authentic, unfiltered views of 70,807 K-12 students, parents, educators, administrators, and members of the community from California collected from October 2016 to January 2017. Speak Up is an annual research initiative of Project Tomorrow. Learn more about Speak Up and other research findings from Project Tomorrow at tomorrow.org.