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Educational Technology Research

There are several organizations that conduct research regarding technology in education. The ones featured here are of different styles but equally important to know about. Please take time to skim through all of the content here.

Project Tomorrow's Speak Up report is one of the best research reports available to educators. Each year this organization (which advocates for student voice) reaches out to all interested stakeholders to gather their opinions about technology in education. The survey window is open now if you are interested in having your students particpate.

From their site:

In fall 2015, Project Tomorrow surveyed 415,686 K-12 students, 38,613 teachers and librarians, 4,536 administrators, 40,218 parents and 6,623 community members representing over 7,600 schools and 2,600 districts. Schools from urban (25%), suburban (40%), and rural (35%) communities are represented. More than half of the schools (58%) that participated in Speak Up 2015 are Title I eligible schools (an indicator of student population poverty). The Speak Up 2015 surveys were available online for input between October 1 and December 18, 2015.


Review the data findings from 2016. You don’t need to review all, but consider looking at multiple reports and/or infographics.


The New Media Consortium Report varies greatly from Project Tomorrow's Speak Up Survey. This report brings together experts from across various fields to discuss what they think the next big things "on the horizon" are in educational technology. What makes this report so powerful is that the Horizon Report not only tells what the next big idea will be but they provide links to schools that are already acting on these ideas. They also include additional resources for anyone that wants to learn more. There are several reports: K-12 Edition, Higher Education Edition, Library Edition and a Museum Edition.


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Common Sense Media is a powerhouse in terms of ratings and reviews of media for parents to view. They have a full curriculum for digital citizenship and have research available regarding media. View the research reports here:

Pew Research Center reports on varying topics but has many reports that involve technology. You can view their most current reports here: Select the “Internet & Tech” tab


From the website:
Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall. Check out the list!


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