Researchers a NC State University's William and Ida Friday Institute
for Educational Innovation conducted the "Having Our Say" Project. The project explored a middle school students' perspective on classroom teaching methods. The results will be presented during the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago on April 13th.
The study was simple in nature. They wanted to know what skills and tools students feel they need in order to be successful and academically engaged in school.
Before I go any further, you can watch this video and let the kids tell you.
I just picked out some quotes that caught my attention, but you can read the full press release here. My commentary is on my blog site
"The majority of students noted that they use a variety of technologies outside of school, and they would like to be able to use these tools in school."