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February 10, 2017

Speak Up 2016 Data Now Available

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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Your Speak Up data is in!

We are excited to release the Speak Up 2016 data results to all participating organizations! If your school or district participated in Speak Up between October 2016 and January 2017, it’s time to dig in and see what your students, teachers, parents and community members had to say. Keep reading to learn how to access your data.

Please note that we will be running a few tests later tonight and therefore you may run into a few technical errors during that time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Quick links:

Your survey results are now available! Learn how to access your Speak Up data results.
Exporting your data is easy: Simply print the results or copy and paste them into one of our templates.
Need help with your Speak Up data? Learn more about our Speak Up services.
Texas Teachers Speak Up! In celebration of TCEA 2017, we’ve created an infographic featuring our 2016 Texas teacher data.
Help us plan our release of Speak Up 2016 data findings! Share your ideas through our mini-survey.

For more than a decade, Speak Up has been providing this service to schools and districts around the country. We’re excited to see how this data informs your initiatives, policies and practices. Drop us a note and let us know how you use the data this year or how we can make the surveys even more useful next year. We love hearing from you! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our Blog.

-The Project Tomorrow team

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Access your Speak Up results online

All schools and districts who registered for Speak up 2016 can now access their data for free – here’s how:

1. Click here to access your reports.
2. Select either Option 1 to view District results or Option 2 to view individual School results.
3. Next, enter the state, the first few letters of your district or school name and your admin password.
4. To view data reports, select the number in the “# of District Surveys” column to display that survey type.
5. To view your open ended text responses, click on “District ” in the Open Ended Responses Column.
6. Print the results or copy and paste them into your own file or this Speak Up Data Excel Template.

*Please note, at least one survey must be present to display the survey results with state and national comparisons.

Exporting your Speak Up data

Exporting your Speak Up data is quick and easy! Just follow these steps:

1. Highlight and copy the Speak Up data by survey type from your Speak Up results homepage.
2. Paste your data into our template Excel spreadsheet (click here to download) – the survey types are already organized by tab.
3. The file is already formatted to print, making it easy to view your data!

Click here to learn more about accessing your data, or watch our quick how-to video here.

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Need help?

The Project Tomorrow staff is available to help you effectively use your data. Here are just a few of the services we can provide you:

Identify the top 5 trends in your school, district or state with national benchmarks
▪ Create a Speak Up presentation that you can use to share your Speak Up results in your school or district
▪ Provide Speak Up fast facts that can be used on your website, newsletters or promotional materials
Present your Speak Up data in person or via a webinar
▪ Prepare a summary of your specific Speak Up findings (school, district or state) that can be distributed to your stakeholders
▪ Write a case statement, using the Speak Up data, highlighting the benefits of investing in technology (school, district, state or national)
▪ Prepare a customized narrative report about your Speak Up data (school, district or state)

Contact the Speak Up Team to learn more about our consulting services and fees.

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State of Digital Learning in Texas Classrooms

Texas Teachers Speak Up!

Preliminary results from Speak Up 2016

In celebration of TCEA 2017 this week, we’ve put together an infographic about Texas teachers’ use of digital content. Click on the image to the right or the button below to download the infographic.

Key data from the infographic:

53% of Texas teachers prefer to find digital content they use in the classroom by themselves
59% say a classroom set of mobile devices (laptops, tablets, Chromebooks) for student use is needed to use digital content, resources, and tools more effectively in instruction
52% of Texas teachers use digital, video, or online games in their classrooms. 49% of US teachers use this type of digital content.

A big thanks to our champion partner TCEA for their support of Speak Up! Click here to learn more about TCEA.

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Help us plan our release of Speak Up 2016 data findings!

You’ve “spoken” on technology and learning, now we want to know what sort of reports would be most helpful to your community and your work. As we prepare to release new Speak Up data from the 514,000+ surveys, we want to hear from our Speak Up family about what YOU would like to see in 2017.

Please click here or on the button below to “speak up” one more time!

Your feedback will help us plan our reports, templates, infographics and our spring 2017 Congressional Briefing, when we bring the voices of all the students, parents, educators and community members to Washington, D.C. to be sure our policymakers are hearing directly from those most impacted by national education policy.

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Thank you for your interest and continued support of Speak Up! Be sure to stay updated on all things Speak Up by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our Blog.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at LChu@tomorrow.org or via phone at (949) 609-4660 ext. 12.

Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for the support of Speak Up: Apex Learning, Blackboard, Inc., BrainPOP, DreamBox Learning, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Rosetta Stone Education, Scholastic Education, American Association of School Administrators, CETPA, Consortium for School Networking, CUE, Digital Learning Day, ICE (Indiana Connected Educators), iNACOL, International Society for Technology in Education, National School Boards Association, National School Public Relations Association, National Science Teachers Association, National Secondary School Principals Association, NCCE (Northwest Council for Computer Education), NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology Association), State Education Technology Directors’ Association and TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association).

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