Speak Up 2013 is now open, with more than 400,000 students, teachers, parents and others expected to participate. As more students have their own smartphones, tablets and laptops, this year’s Speak Up 2013 surveys will ask school districts and teachers about the growing trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. In light of President Obama’s ConnectED initiative, Speak Up is also asking educators this year about their school’s bandwidth capacity to better understand if schools have enough Internet access to support the use of high quality digital content within classroom instruction.
For the first time, Project Tomorrow, the national organization that facilitates the annual Speak Up surveys, will also provide a special online survey for community members.
The online surveys will also ask students, parents and educators to envision their ultimate 21st century school and to identify the technology tools that would be essential to support increased student achievement and learning.