Fifth Grade Technology Survey - May 2004

The word "technology" in this survey refers to computers, computer-generated class work, digital cameras and camcorders, scanners, calculators, SmartBoards, the Internet, printers, etc. used by teachers or students.

Name


Do you have a computer at home?
We don't have a computer at home.
We have a computer at home, but I don't use it.
We have a computer at home that I use, but it is not hooked up to the Internet.
We have a computer at home that I use, and it is hooked up to the Internet.


How far along are you in learning to use a word processor (like Word, etc.) to write and print a story or report?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


How far along are you in learning to use a spreadsheet (like Excel, etc.) to enter and calculate numbers?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


How far along are you in learning to use a spreadsheet to create graphs?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


How far along are you in learning to use a database (like Access, etc.) to enter information?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


How far along are you in learning to use a database to search for and sort information and create reports?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


How far along are you in learning to use software (like KidPix, Paint, etc.) to create pictures?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


How far along are you in learning to use a video camera to make a video?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


How far along are you in learning to use a digital camera and/or scanner to get pictures into the computer?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


How far along are you in learning to use software (like Power Point, etc.) to create a presentation?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


How far along are you in learning to use software (HyperStudio, KidPix, etc.) to create a multimedia product?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


How far along are you in learning to use email to send and receive messages?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


How far along are you in learning to use software (Dreamweaver, Front Page, Word, etc.) to create a web page?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


How far along are you in learning to use CD-ROMs to gather information?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


How far along are you in learning to use the World Wide Web (Internet) to gather information?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


How far along are you in learning to use probes (like temperature sensor, motion detector) to collect and study information?
I don't know how to do this.
I can do this but sometimes I need help.
I can do this by myself.
I can teach others how to do this.


Do you see technology skills as important to your future success as a student and/or as an adult?
I don't think technology skills are important to my success at all.
A few of the skills are important to my success, but not many.
Most of the skills are fairly important to my success.
Technology skills are very important to my future success.


Do you feel the use of technology helps you learn?
I don't think technology helps me learn at all.
Sometimes it helps me learn.
Most of the time I learn more using technology.
I always feel I learn more when technology is used in the lesson.


How do you feel when you know you will be using technology as part of a lesson?
I prefer not to use any technology.
I don't care if we use technology or not.
I usually look forward to that part of the lesson.
I prefer lessons that involve the use of technology.


How can the use of technology in your school be improved?


What else would you like to tell your teachers about using technology in school?