Technology Self Assessment Tool

This survey has been designed for teachers to determine their own levels of technology proficiency and to identify personal technology professional development goals. It has also been created for the district to assess our professional development needs and to plan professional development activities that will help all teachers become proficient in technology.

Thank you very much for your time. We appreciate and value your input.

Name (optional): 


I teach:
Pre - K
Kindergarten
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Specialist
Special Ed Staff


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


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


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


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


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


What technology resources would you utilize at home if they were available? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
loaner laptops
copies of software
USB Keys
digital camera
iMovie equipment
video camera


MEMORIAL ONLY:
Which of the following CD-ROMs are you currently using in your classroom? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
Lexia Phonics Based Reading
Lexia Early Reading
Kid Pix
Learn About Dinosaurs
Kidspiration
Math Trek
The Graph Club
Splish Splash Math
Bailey's Book House
Millie's Math House
Sammy's Science House
Trudy's Time and Place
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Carnival Countdown
Memory Fun


WHEELOCK ONLY:
Which of the following CD-ROMs are you currently using in your classroom? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
Splish Splash Math
Ten Tricky Tiles
Kid Pix
Neighborhood Map Machine
The Graph Club
American Heritage Dictionary
Sun Buddy Math
Easy Book
Tenth Planet
Penny Pot
Lemonade for Sale
Math Workshop Deluxe


DALE ONLY:
Which of the following CD-ROMs/programs are you currently using in your classroom or in the LMC? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY
ClassWorks Gold
Missing Links
Ten Tricky Tiles
Kid Pix
Hot Dog Stand
How the West Was One X Two
Graph Master
Key Words (AlphaSmart keyboarding)
Math Mysteries
Field Trip to the Earth
Field Trip to the Sky
Everything Weather
National Inspirer
Explorers of the New World
Lexia Phonics Based Reading OR Strategies for Older Students


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


I use email to communicate with teachers and other professionals about curriculum
content and procedures.
Yes
No


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


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


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


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


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


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


I understand and follow the Acceptable Use Policy of the Medfield Public Schools for students and teachers alike.
Yes
No


I ensure equitable access to technology resources for ALL my students.
Yes
No


I understand and can discuss the basic concept of assistive technologies and Universal Design for Learning(UDL), including portable word processors.
Yes
No


I am able to explain copyrights as applied to technology use in education, the workplace and
society.
Yes
No


I always follow appropriate licensing and documentation for all software used.
Yes
No


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


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


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


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


I use technology to gather curriculum-specific information from CD-ROMs, Web sites
and/or automated card catalogue.
Yes
No


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


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


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


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


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:


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