Teacher Technology Survey - Teacher Grades K-2

The following survey will be used to assess the current use of technology within our district and our needs for the future. Thank you.

Name (optional): 

  1. At home I have 

  1. I would say that my experience with word processing programs (i.e., Microsoft Word) is
    no experience
    beginner (type simple letters, worksheets, memos)
    literate (newletters, bullets, backgrounds, borders, inserting graphics)
    independent (use tables, paragraph formatting)

  1. I would say that my experience with spreadsheets (ex.: Microsoft Excel) is
    no experience
    beginner (create simple spreadsheet and graph)
    literate (already existing gradebook; basic record keeping; simple formulas and sorting)
    independent (more complex sortings; formulas and functions; create own gradebook
    expert (can use advanced functions, conditional formatting and formulas)

  1. I would say that my experience in creating multimedia presentations (ex.: Powerpoint) is
    no experience
    beginner (can create simple presentation/use infrequently)
    literate (use in the classroom for instructional purposes; can change backgrounds, integrate sound, video, etc.)
    independent (hyperlinks within slide show; integrate web links; complex presentations)

  1. I would say that my experience with organizational tools such as Inspiration is
    no experience
    beginner (create simple diagram and outline)
    literate (can arrange diagram types, use grid settings)
    independent (can create complex diagram; often uses templates

  1. I would say that my experience with use of the internet would be:
    no experience
    beginner (can navigate with links; occasionally use district sites)
    literate (use search engines; use online databases; might purchase online; has a webpage)
    independent (can effectively and efficiently locate websites for student use; locates lesson plans online and uses; use some online tools for instruction

  1. With regard to my use of email, I have
    no experience
    beginner (can open and send email)
    literate (can send and open attachments; check email AT LEAST once daily)
    independent (check email several times daily; can create groups and signature; understand what SPAM is)

  1. If your students use technology to learn from software and web sites that teach academic content, list some examples below:

  1. If your students use Microsoft Word to develop written projects, please list some examples below:

  1. Do your students use Excel to analyze or display data? (tables, charts, diagrams, graphs)

  1. For what projects have your students used the internet to do research?

  1. My students have used specific websites to practice for tests - check all that apply
    School Island
    My students have not used web sites for test prep

  1. I use computer based activities, materials or discussions on a regular basis (Powerpoint presentations, word documents, forms, etc.)
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree

  1. I frequently use my presentation station for whole class instruction.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree

  1. I use a computer or other technology to plan curriculum and lessons on a regular basis
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree

  1. I exchange ideas about technology/resources with other teachers in the district or in the school on a regular basis
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree

  1. I regularly use technology to produce communications for parents (newsletter, website, presentations, email, etc.)
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree

  1. I have used a computer or other technology to assist a student with a learning problem
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree

  1. What are barriers to integrating technology into your classroom instruction? (check all that apply)
    lack of time to learn about technologically enhanced instruction
    lack of time to develop technology enhanced curriculum
    lack of time in school schedule for projects that involve technology
    lack of technical support for technology projects
    lack of knowledge about ways to integrate technology
    lack of administrative support for integrating technology

  1. Check all of the following statements that are true
    The majority of students I teach know more about technology than I do
    The majority of students I teach know more about the Internet than I do
    The students that I teach have so many other personal and educational needs that technology use is a low priority
    I am concerned that technology might interfere with "human" interactions between teachers and students
    I believe that incorporating technology into instruction helps students learn
    I would like to work with a technology integration specialist to formulate a unit that would integrate technology

  1. Check all of the following that apply to you with regard to computer/technology training:
    I can find the workshop materials in the common area or on the district web site
    I have taken at least one workshop
    I have found the workshops to be helpful in my teaching
    I have used the technology that I learned in my classroom and/or as a communication tool
    I am aware that the district has two integration specialists to help me integrate technology
    I am aware that the library media specialists can help me with technology

  1. Have your students used technology to deepen understanding or develop critical thinking skills? If so, give example(s)

  1. Describe one way that technology has made a difference in learning for your students:

  1. Describe how using technology in the classroom has had an impact on your student's motivation to learn.

  1. What are your expectations for technology use next year?

  1. Do you have any other suggestions for how the district might better support teachers in integrating technology?

  1. Please check below any of the following activities that you have experienced/used with your students:
    web sites to teach content with full class
    small groups collaborating using technology
    web quests
    publishing student work online or using technology to publish (student-created brochures, newsletters, etc.)
    participation in a collaborative project via the Internet
    solved a problem with a technology resource
    used email to get information from an expert

  1. The following is a list of emerging technologies. Select any of the technological innovations that are of interest to you:
    advanced authoring using multimedia tools
    electronic portfolios
    wireless computers
    handheld devices for assessment
    videoconferencing with students
    more advanced simulations
    video streaming
    virtual tours

  1. What are your needs for technology training next year?

  1. Given your level of knowledge and use of technology, what would you like to be able to do with your students next year that would let them use technology as a learning tool?