Twelfth 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...
a) ...use a word processor (like Word, etc.) to write and print documents?
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.


b) ...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.


c)...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.


d)...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.


e)...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.


f)...use drawing or painting software (like Paint, etc.)?
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.


g)...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.


h)...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.


j)...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.


k)...use software (HyperStudio, Power Point, 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.


l)...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.


m)...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.


n)...use search engines to find information on the World Wide Web?
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.


o)...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.


p)...use video editing software (Premier, Flash, etc.) to edit videos?
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.


q)...use image-editing software (PhotoShop, Flash, etc.) to enhance 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.


r)...use online reference software (EBSCO, BigChalk, etc.) 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.


s)...narrow World Wide Web searches using Boolean operators (such as "or", "and", "not")?
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.


t)...use graphing calculators to solve mathematical problems?
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.


u)...use graphic organizers and/or systems thinking software (Inspiration, etc.) to solve problems?
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.


CONSIDERING ALL OF YOUR CLASSES, HOW OFTEN DO YOUR TEACHERS HAVE YOU...
a)...write reports or other documents (such as journal entry or essay) using a word processor?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


b)...enter numbers into or create a spreadsheet?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


c)...create graphs using a spreadsheet?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


d)...enter information into or create a database?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


e)...search for and sort information or create a report using a database?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


f)...create pictures using drawing or painting software?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


g)...make a video using a video camera?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


h)...get pictures into a computer using a digital camera and/or scanner?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


j)...create a presentation using presentation software?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


k)...create a multimedia product using multimedia software?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


l)...exchange email messages with teachers or students at your school or other schools?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


m)...gather information from people (e.g., experts or mentors) using email or an online discussion?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


n)...create a Web page for publication on the World Wide Web?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


o)...gather information using CD-ROMs or online references?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


p)...find information on the World Wide Web using a search engine?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


q)...evaluate information found on the World Wide Web (for accuracy,relevance, comprehensiveness, bias, etc.)?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


r)...solve mathematical problems using a graphing calculator?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


s)...conduct an experiment using probes (e.g., temperature sensor, motion detector)?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


t)...solve a problem using visual learning or systems thinking software (e.g., Inspiration)?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.


In the class where you use technology the MOST, how often do you use it?
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week.
More than once a week.


INDICATE FOR EACH SUBJECT AREA BELOW HOW OFTEN THE TEACHER HAS YOU USE SUBJECT SPECIFIC SOFTWARE (i.e., software designed specifically to help you learn math, science, etc.).
a. English, Speech
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.
I don't have this subject.


b. Mathematics
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.
I don't have this subject.


c. Science
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.
I don't have this subject.


d. Social studies (history, government)
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.
I don't have this subject.


e. Art, music, drama
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.
I don't have this subject.


f. Health, physical education, weight training, etc.
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.
I don't have this subject.


g. Teen/adult living, careers.
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.
I don't have this subject.


h. Accounting, economics, office practices.
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.
I don't have this subject.


i. Other (Spanish, psychology, etc.
Almost never.
About once a month.
About once a week .
More than once a week.
I don't have this subject.


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 can the use of technology in your school be improved?


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