Technology Assessment

Teacher Assessments

Name (optional): 


  1. I teach:
    Grade 9
    Grade 10
    Grade 11
    Grade 12
    Special Ed Staff


  1. During the current school year, how often have you used technology for professional activities such as lesson planning, administrative tasks, communications, and collaboration?
    nearly every day
    about once a week
    about once a month
    rarely or never


  1. During the current school year, how often have you used instructional technology with students for activities such as research, multimedia, simulations, data interpretation, communication, and collaboration?
    nearly every day
    about once a week
    about once a month
    rarely or never


  1. During the current school year, I received informal technology professional development from a fellow staff member in my school.
    Yes
    No


  1. During the current school year, did you take any technology professional development workshops or courses via distance learning?
    Yes
    No


  1. During the current school year, how many hours of technology professional development have you taken?
    0-10 hours
    10-20 hours
    20-30 hours
    30-40 hours
    more than 40 hours


  1. What technology resources would you utilize at home if they were available? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
    loaner laptops
    copies of software
    Flash Drives
    Still camera
    video camera


  1. What computer applications are you currently using in your classroom?
    Microsoft Office
    Internet
    Adobe products


  1. I know how to demonstrate basic skills for using hardware and applications (e.g. start up and shut down computer system and peripherals, open/close a file, start an application and create a document.)
    Yes
    No


  1. I know how to format/initialize disks, access information on size and format of a file, and create and organize folders on local hard drive and desktop.
    Yes
    No


  1. I know how to navigate using scroll bars, arrow keys, special keys, and mouse functionality.
    Yes
    No


  1. I can identify and use components of a computer system (e.g. operating system, platform, drives, memory, window). I can explain their functions and use appropriate terminology in speaking about them.
    Yes
    No


  1. I can save/backup and retrieve a file to/from the Desktop, hard drive, and/or Flash drive. I can manage, locate, and organize files.
    Yes
    No


  1. I am able to select a printer and print a document with appropriate orientation within page setup.
    Yes
    No


  1. I am able to connect the cables and cords correctly so that a computer is functional. I can resolve basic technical difficulties (e.g. reboot, paper jam, replace ink cartridge).
    Yes
    No


  1. I use editing and formatting features (margins, cut and paste, spell check, etc.) of a word processing program. I can insert images (graphics/clip art) from other files into a word processing document.
    Yes
    No


  1. I use correct terminology in speaking about Internet communications (e.g. browser, search engine, online). I use basic search strategies on the Internet.
    Yes
    No


  1. I know how to access the Internet and identify and use navigation features of a browser (e.g. "go," "backward," "forward").
    Yes
    No


  1. I am able to add a web site to Favorites or Bookmark it for future reference. I can organize Favorites into folders.
    Yes
    No


  1. I can identify basic elements of a web site (e.g. URL, and hyperlinks)
    Yes
    No


  1. I create and send a message using email, retrieve and read email, reply to sender, forward, and save, print, and delete an email. I can send an email attachment, open an email attachment, and save it to the Desktop.
    Yes
    No


  1. I use email to communicate with teachers and other professionals about curriculum content and procedures.

    Yes
    No


  1. I use word processing to support teaching and learning (e.g., letters home to parents, flyers, worksheets, students’ stories, etc.)
    Yes
    No


  1. I can describe the structure and function of a spreadsheet (e.g. cells, rows, columns, and formulas) apply formatting features, and reposition columns and rows.
    Yes
    No


  1. I can create a simple spreadsheet, enter simple formulas, analyze and interpret spreadsheet information.
    Yes
    No


  1. I am able to create a simple multimedia presentation using PowerPoint and explain the terminology (slide, animation, transition, etc.)
    Yes
    No


  1. I use presentation tools such as PowerPoint to communicate curriculum content for my students.
    Yes
    No


  1. I apply classroom/lab rules for responsible use of technology.
    Yes
    No


  1. I am able to explain how media and technology can be misused to distort or exaggerate information.
    Yes
    No


  1. I know about the potential problems viruses create and practical methods of prevention (including exercise caution in opening e-mail attachments from unknown sources).
    Yes
    No


  1. I follow the proper district/school procedures in the event of technical difficulties.
    Yes
    No


  1. I am able to discuss current research on teaching and learning with technology in order to plan learning environments and experiences.
    Yes
    No


  1. I use technology to gather curriculum-specific information from CD-ROMs, and Web sites.
    Yes
    No


  1. I integrate technology into the curriculum with assistance from a mentor, technology aide, or other staff member.
    Yes
    No


  1. I design and develop lessons and activities that integrate technology in a variety of instructional settings for all my students.
    Yes
    No


  1. I manage student technology activities to optimize learning with available resources (e.g. in a laptops, a computer lab, Smartboard or portable/wireless technology).
    Yes
    No


  1. I use the Internet for curriculum development and instruction (e.g. WebQuests, classroom web pages).
    Yes
    No


  1. The top 2 or 3 technology skills I would most like to develop to help me to make effective use of technology in teaching are:


  1. Three specific activities, resources, or services that would help me improve my technology skills are:





Technology Coordinator
The Brooklyn Studio Secondary School
NY