Technology Survey: LS Faculty

Dear Lower School Faculty: It is nearing renewal time for instructional software and hardware. Please give some time to take this survey to help us support teaching and learning. Thank you!

Name (optional): 


  1. Which technology hardware do you use (and/or require that your students use)? Check all that apply.
    notebook computer
    lab or pod computer
    data projector
    notebook computer as dvd player
    TV monitor and external dvd/vhs player
    interactive white board - Smart Board
    digital camera
    digital camcorder
    handheld digital microscope
    scanner
    printer
    laser disk player


  1. Are there any hardware items that you need that you currently don't have access to?


  1. Which of the MS Office computer programs do you use (and/or require that your students use)? Check all that apply.
    MS Word
    MS Powerpoint
    MS Excel
    MS Publisher
    MS Outlook
    MS Access
    MS Infopath
    MS Picture Manager


  1. Which of these computer programs do you use (and/or require that your students use)? Check all that apply.
    Photo editing
    Windows Movie Maker
    Examview
    Secure Exam Grader
    Administrator's Plus
    Grade Quick
    iTunes
    Sound Recorder
    Math Software
    Kurzweil
    Library Catalog


  1. Which of these library resources do you use (and/or require that your students use)? Check all that apply.
    Questia Online Library (US)
    Grolier's Online Encyclopedia
    SIRS Knowledge Source and Discoverer
    Badgerlink (EBSCO)
    ULS Internal Web Page
    OPAC (the ULS library catalog)
    ULS library materials
    Specific websites recommended by librarians


  1. Which of these computer programs do you use (and/or require that your students use)? Check all that apply.
    Interactive whiteboards
    Accelerated Reader
    Africa Inspirer
    Asia Inspirer
    Carmen Sandiego 4.0
    Free Typing Test
    Inspiration 6
    Mapmaker's Toolkit
    Musition
    Paint
    ProScope USB
    Puzzlemaker
    Securexam Student
    Spanish 2000 CD-ROM
    Tessellation Exploration
    Timeliner
    Type to Learn 3
    Type to Learn Jr.
    Scholastic Keys - Max Count
    Scholastic Keys - Max Show
    Scholastic Keys - Max Write


  1. In previous questions, you were asked which programs you USE. For this question, please select ONLY those that you consider ESSENTIAL to you instruction and student learning. Check all that apply.
    Interactive whiteboards
    Accelerated Reader
    Africa Inspirer
    Asia Inspirer
    Carmen Sandiego 4.0
    Free Typing Test
    Inspiration 6
    Mapmaker's Toolkit
    Musition
    Paint
    ProScope USB
    Puzzlemaker
    Spanish 2000 CD-ROM
    Tessellation Exploration
    Timeliner
    Type to Learn 3
    Type to Learn Jr.
    Scholastic Keys - Max Count
    Scholastic Keys - Max Show
    Scholastic Keys - Max Write
    MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
    Photo editing
    Windows Movie Maker
    iTunes
    Sound Recorder
    Kurzweil
    Grolier's Online Encyclopedias
    SIRS Knowledge Source and Discoverer


  1. Regarding math software, which of these do you use (and/or require that your students use) AND are essential to your instruction? Check all that apply.
    Visual Math
    Calculator/ESB Calculator
    GrafEq
    GraphCalc 3.1b
    Graphical Analysis
    Graphmatica
    Logger Pro 2.2.1
    Logger Pro 3.3
    STATDISK
    Geometer's Sketchpad
    TI Interactive
    XNote Stopwatch
    Tesselation Exploration


  1. Are there any computer programs that you need that you currently don't have access to?


  1. Comments?


  1. In what ways do you use technology in your teaching? Check all that apply.
    Keeping records
    Doing research
    Preparing lessons and teaching materials
    Delivering instruction
    Assessing student learning
    Communicating with colleagues and parents
    Professional development
    Developing curriculum


  1. In what ways do you have your students use technology? Check all that apply.
    Viewing media
    Finding information
    Downloading media for presentations
    Working with and analyzing data
    Creating products and sharing information
    Communicating with others
    Using specific programs as assignments
    Playing games to reinforce specific skills
    Practicing keyboarding


  1. Which of these phrases BEST describes the importance of technology in your instruction? 


  1. Which of these phrases BEST describes the importance of technology as student learning tools? 


  1. Would you be willing to further assist the Technology Dept by participating in a followup conversation? If so, please put your name and prep time availability here.


  1. Would you like to integrate technology into your classroom more than you already do?
    Yes
    No


  1. In what areas of technology would you appreciate more training and/or ongoing support?


  1. Which benefits of educational technology are realized in your classroom? Check all that apply.
    Increases motivation
    Encourages critical thinking
    Supports knowledge construction
    Helps solve relevant problems
    Instills a sense of curiosity and a love of learning
    Assists in scientific discovery
    Promotes creativity
    Aids communication
    Enhances basic skill development
    Develops organizational skills
    None of the above


  1. Which of these specific uses/aspects of educational technology occur in your classroom (by you and/or your students)? Check all that apply.
    Online research
    Communicating online with experts
    Multimedia presentations
    Self-directed learning
    Differentiated learning
    Simulations or virtual tours
    Assistive technology for special needs
    Online collaborative projects
    Website creation
    Electronic portfolios
    Student-initiated inquiry
    Graphic organizers
    Media literacy
    Word processing
    Powerpoint slideshows
    Data analysis with spreadsheets
    None of the above





Librarian, Technology Instructor
University Lake School
Hartland, WI