Speak Up 2018-19 NEWS!

CANeLearn continues to encourage Canadian e-learning programs to participate in this annual survey.


April Speak Up News!

We are excited to share exciting Speak Up news during the month of April.There is still time to participate! Speak Up is open until the end of the academic year.

First round student winner for the 2018-19 Speak Up challenge
National Library Week
How America’s Schools are Addressing the Homework Gap

In case you missed it…
Speak Up Data Seminars
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.

We love hearing from you! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitter, and our Blog.

-The Project Tomorrow team


2019 Speak Up Challenge Winner!

“Technology is quickly advancing and it’s going to affect everyone who does or doesn’t use tech.” says 7th grader, winner of this year’s Speak Up Challenge.

The 2018-19 Student Speak Up Challenge was implemented with the objective of having students analyze and critically think about the near future of technology use in the classroom. Using the prompt: Help us predict the future of learning! What will “school” be like in 2025? How will new technologies change the way students go to school, learn, and interact with their teachers and classmates? This year’s challenge is meant to introduce new technology mediums to students; by creating a blog students can learn new creative ways to write in an interactive way. Vlogs give students an opportunity to emerge in new technologies like filming, video editing, etc.

Without further ado the first-round winners of the 2018-19 Speak Up Challenge is 7th grader Anakin Guzzetta from Eagle Valley Middle School in Carson City!Click here to read the entire Blog.

We are very proud and happy to have received the first round of entries by our first deadline. Congratulations to all participants!

Speak Up keeps shaking things up! We are giving participants a second chance by extending the competition for a second round! The Challenge will be open throughout the rest of the academic year, announcements of the second round winners will be made early July!

Calling out all Principals! Our 2018-19 Principal Speak Up Challenge has also been extended! Principals we want to hear from you! We want to know: What did your school learn from your data?!


National Library Week

Happy National Library Week! Librarians it is not too late to join Speak Up we want to hear from you! Click here to participate and get your survey started!
We asked librarians:
How do librarians say they are finding out about new digital content to recommend to teachers?
1. Doing their online searches (77%)
2. Asking other librarians (76%)
3. Through their Professional Learning Network (70%)
* Innovative: 51% say they are seeking input from students!

Did you know that:
Most important qualities of digital content for instructional use – according to librarians are:
•Content is updated regularly – 86%
•Availability in multiple reading levels – 81%


How America’s Schools are Addressing the Homework Gap: Speak Up 2017 Findings

In an effort to bring greater internet access to students who don’t have connections at home, new legislation was introduced to encourage schools to provide wireless internet connections on school buses. Check out the full article here.

Project Tomorrows 2018 report on Homework Gap is referenced in the above article stating that: 13 percent of students in grades 6 through 12 cannot do their homework because they lack internet access outside of school. Check out the entire report here.


In case you missed it…

How to use your data to create actionable knowledge

Dr. Evans hosted two seminars on Speak Up Data this past month for District Leaders. In case you were unable to join us, here are the recordings. Enjoy!


Access your Speak Up results online

All schools and districts who registered for Speak up 2018-19 can now access their data for free – here’s how:

1. Click here to access your reports, then select the 2018 collection period.
2. Select either the District or the School option.
3. Next, the name of your district or school name and the state.
4. Select your district or school from the list and enter your password.
5. To view data reports, select the number in the ” # of District Surveys” column to display that survey type.
6. To view your open ended text responses, click on “District” in the Open Ended Responses Column.
7. 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.

Note for 2018-2019 reports: As of 2/15/19 online reports are considered valid and are ready for download. Online reports will continue to refresh with up to date results every Saturday evening through the close of Speak Up. For those that have completed Speak Up, your local results will stay the same, but you will now also have access to real time results for state and national data until the close of the survey in June.

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.

Data Templates

Coming Soon!

PowerPoint Templates
Data and Discussion Guides for educators and students such as:
1. State of Digital Citizenship Education
2. Addressing the Homework Gap
3. Teacher Professional Learning
4. Preparing Students for the World of Work

Click here for more information.


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.

Have you Spoken

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 FacebookTwitterInstagram and our Blog.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Speak Up team at or via phone at (949) 609-4663

Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for the support of Speak Up: Agile Education Marketing, Apex Learning, Blackboard, Inc., BrainPOP, iboss, National Geographic Society, Rosetta Stone Education, Scholastic Education, AASA, Association of Education Service Agencies, CETPA, CoSN, Consortium for School Networking, CUE, Future Ready, ICE (Indiana Connected Educators), iNACOL, ISTE, International Society for Technology in Education, MassCUE, National Catholic Educational Association, National School Boards Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, NCCE (Northwest Council for Computer Education), NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology Association), SETDA, The School Superintendent’s Association, State Education Technology Directors’ Association and TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association).

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