The New Digital Learning Playbook: Advancing College and Career Ready Skill Development in K-12 Schools
This report presents findings from the 2013 Speak Up National Research Project, which provides new insights into leveraging digital tools for student learning. The report address four key questions, which include how classroom teachers use digital tools and resources to support students’ development of college and career ready skills. The findings discussed in this report are based on online Speak Up surveys of around 40,000 teachers and librarians, 4,500 technology administrators, 32,000 parents, and 1,300 community members. The goal of this report is to help schools and communities build internal capacities so that every student can be college or career ready, and “understanding how to use various digital tools and resources,” among 21st century skills, will “support lifelong, life wide and life deep learning” (p. 15).
This report clearly articulates what different education stakeholders think and believe about the importance of student technology use and ability in relation to college and career readiness. The report also identifies the positive possibilities for mobile technology use in the classroom, including different models for instructional integration and the challenges these styles of integration present.