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Speak Up data featured in this month’s Phi Delta Kappan!

For those of you who are members of Phi Delta Kappa, you may have seen the article “The nerdy teacher: Pedagogical identities for a digital age” by Glynda Hull, John Scott, and Jennifer Higgs in this month’s issue of Phi Delta Kappan. The article explains that while future teachers receive courses on educational technologies, there is still room for improvement in such courses and in determining how teachers might best develop “technological pedagogical content knowledge.” The authors advocate improvement by immersing teachers in technology use in the same way that students use technology outside of school.

Furthermore, the article features Speak Up data! Included is “10 things everyone should know about K-12 students’ views on digital learning” as well as information that students want to use their mobile devices and social media tools throughout their entire day. Phi Delta Kappa members, be on the lookout for the data in this month’s issue of the Kappan!
For more information on “The nerdy teacher: Pedagogical identities for a digital age” click here to view the abstract. Click here to learn more about Phi Delta Kappa.
Phi Delta Kappa International, publisher of Kappan magazine, is a professional association for educators that brings together the top leaders, thinkers, and doers to collaborate and inspire one another. By providing professional learning opportunities, targeted networking, and relevant research, PDK helps researchers and practitioners deepen their expertise, elevate their careers, and ultimately experience better results in their work.

Calling all future teachers and teacher educators!

Participate in the Speak Up for Higher Education “Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up” survey and share your ideas about teaching with the nation!




Project Tomorrow is facilitating a special online survey for college students in teacher preparation programs to collect and report on the views of the next generation of teachers about the use of technology within instruction.
Participation is open to all students in teacher preparation programs both at the undergraduate and graduate level, teacher education faculty within Schools of Education, as well as career changers in special programs.
Colleges, universities and programs that promote the surveys to their students will receive a free online report with the national data findings as well as institutional results.


About Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up! 
  • Online Surveys will open for input on February 5, 2014 in celebration of Digital Learning Day and run through May 16, 2014.
  • All information is 100% confidential.  The surveys take less than 20 minutes to complete.
  • Why participate?  This is a unique opportunity for America’s next generation of teachers to “speak up” about their views on their career choice and share their ideas about how to leverage technology within learning.  Have a voice in national and state policies for education by participating in Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up! 
  • A national report on the survey findings will be released in fall 2014 in a special Congressional Briefing in Washington DC.  Results will be shared with policymakers, academic research organizations and media.    
  • Survey question topics include:  learning and teaching with technology, 21st century skills, online and blended learning, flipped classrooms, mobile devices, digital and online textbooks, writing with technology, games and professional development. 
To learn more about how your institution can promote Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up!, please contact Jenny Hostert at (949) 609-4660 x17 or