Technology Survey

This is a survey for teachers to use for responses regarding technology in their individual schools.

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  1. Identify your three greatest technology professional development where your personal skill development needs should be the focus. (You must make three different selections.)
    word processing
    database
    spreadsheets
    multimedia software
    presentation software
    digital cameras and scanners
    email
    World Wide Web (in general)
    research online


  1. Identify your three greatest technology professional development where student learning needs should be the focus. (You must make three different selections.)
    word processing
    database
    spreadsheets
    multimedia software
    presentation software
    digital cameras and scanners
    email
    World Wide Web (in general)
    research online


  1. Identify your three greatest technology professional development where BOTH your personal skill development and student learning needs should be the focus. (You must make three different selections.)
    word processing
    database
    spreadsheets
    multimedia software
    presentation software
    digital cameras and scanners
    email
    World Wide Web (in general)
    research online


  1. How far along are you in learning how to use a word processor to create documents?
        1 2 3 4
    I don't know how to do this.  
    I can do this, but sometimes I need help.  
    I can do this independently.  
    I can teach others how to do this.  


  1. How far along are you in learning how to use a spreadsheet to enter and calculate numbers?
        1 2 3 4
    I don't know how to do this.  
    I can do this, but sometimes I need help.  
    I can do this independently.  
    I can teach others how to do this.  


  1. How are along are you in learning how to use a spreadsheet to create graphs?
        1 2 3 4
    I don't know how to do this.  
    I can do this, but sometimes I need help.  
    I can do this independently.  
    I can teach others how to do this.  


  1. How far along are you in learning how to use a database to enter information?
        1 2 3 4
    I don't know how to do this.  
    I can do this, but sometimes I need help.  
    I can do this independently.  
    I can teach others how to do this.  


  1. How far along are you in learning how to use a digital camera and/or scanner to get pictures into the computer?
        1 2 3 4
    I don't know how to do this.  
    I can do this, but sometimes I need help.  
    I can do this independently.  
    I can teach others how to do this.  


  1. How far along are you in learning how to use presentation software to create a presentation?
        1 2 3 4
    I don't know how to do this.  
    I can do this, but sometimes I need help.  
    I can do this independently.  
    I can teach others how to do this.  


  1. How far along are you in learning how to use multimedia software to create a product?
        1 2 3 4
    I don't know how to do this.  
    I can do this, but sometimes I need help.  
    I can do this independently.  
    I can teach others how to do this.  


  1. How far along are you in learning how to use email to send and receive messages?
        1 2 3 4
    I don't know how to do this.  
    I can do this, but sometimes I need help.  
    I can do this independently.  
    I can teach others how to do this.  


  1. How far along are you in learning how to use web authoring software to create a web page?
        1 2 3 4
    I don't know how to do this.  
    I can do this, but sometimes I need help.  
    I can do this independently.  
    I can teach others how to do this.  


  1. How far along are you in learning how to use CD-ROMS with your students and to gather information?
        1 2 3 4
    I don't know how to do this.  
    I can do this, but sometimes I need help.  
    I can do this independently.  
    I can teach others how to do this.  


  1. How far along are you in learning how to use a search engine to find information on the World Wide Web?
        1 2 3 4
    I don't know how to do this.  
    I can do this, but sometimes I need help.  
    I can do this independently.  
    I can teach others how to do this.  


  1. Overall, how far along are you in using technology to enhance teaching and learning? (If you answered "1" to question 16, please skip questions 13-23)
        1 2 3 4
    I do not use it in teaching and learning.  
    I am beginning to understand its relevance in teaching and learning and to experiment using it with students.  
    I make a conscious effort to include it in my teaching and learning and to integrate it effectively into my lessons.  
    I naturally include it in teaching and learning and use it in powerful ways.  


  1. How far along are you in enhancing teaching and learning using word processing?
        1 2 3 4
    I do not use it in teaching and learning.  
    I am beginning to understand its relevance in teaching and learning and to experiment using it with students.  
    I make a conscious effort to include it in my teaching and learning and to integrate it effectively into my lessons.  
    I naturally include it in teaching and learning and use it in powerful ways.  


  1. How far along are you in enhancing teaching and learning using spreadsheets?
        1 2 3 4
    I do not use it in teaching and learning.  
    I am beginning to understand its relevance in teaching and learning and to experiment using it with students.  
    I make a conscious effort to include it in my teaching and learning and to integrate it effectively into my lessons.  
    I naturally include it in teaching and learning and use it in powerful ways.  


  1. How far along are you in enhancing teaching and learning using databases?
        1 2 3 4
    I do not use it in teaching and learning.  
    I am beginning to understand its relevance in teaching and learning and to experiment using it with students.  
    I make a conscious effort to include it in my teaching and learning and to integrate it effectively into my lessons.  
    I naturally include it in teaching and learning and use it in powerful ways.  


  1. How far along are you in enhancing teaching and learning using digital cameras and/or scanners?
        1 2 3 4
    I do not use it in teaching and learning.  
    I am beginning to understand its relevance in teaching and learning and to experiment using it with students.  
    I make a conscious effort to include it in my teaching and learning and to integrate it effectively into my lessons.  
    I naturally include it in teaching and learning and use it in powerful ways.  


  1. How far along are you in enhancing teaching and learning using presentation software?
        1 2 3 4
    I do not use it in teaching and learning.  
    I am beginning to understand its relevance in teaching and learning and to experiment using it with students.  
    I make a conscious effort to include it in my teaching and learning and to integrate it effectively into my lessons.  
    I naturally include it in teaching and learning and use it in powerful ways.  


  1. How far along are you in enhancing teaching and learning using multimedia software?
        1 2 3 4
    I do not use it in teaching and learning.  
    I am beginning to understand its relevance in teaching and learning and to experiment using it with students.  
    I make a conscious effort to include it in my teaching and learning and to integrate it effectively into my lessons.  
    I naturally include it in teaching and learning and use it in powerful ways.  


  1. How far along are you in enhancing teaching and learning using email?
        1 2 3 4
    I do not use it in teaching and learning.  
    I am beginning to understand its relevance in teaching and learning and to experiment using it with students.  
    I make a conscious effort to include it in my teaching and learning and to integrate it effectively into my lessons.  
    I naturally include it in teaching and learning and use it in powerful ways.  


  1. How far along are you in enhancing teaching and learning using the World Wide Web for publishing?
        1 2 3 4
    I do not use it in teaching and learning.  
    I am beginning to understand its relevance in teaching and learning and to experiment using it with students.  
    I make a conscious effort to include it in my teaching and learning and to integrate it effectively into my lessons.  
    I naturally include it in teaching and learning and use it in powerful ways.  


  1. How far along are you in enhancing teaching and learning using electronic or online references?
        1 2 3 4
    I do not use it in teaching and learning.  
    I am beginning to understand its relevance in teaching and learning and to experiment using it with students.  
    I make a conscious effort to include it in my teaching and learning and to integrate it effectively into my lessons.  
    I naturally include it in teaching and learning and use it in powerful ways.  


  1. How far along are you in enhancing teaching and learning using the World Wide Web for research?
        1 2 3 4
    I do not use it in teaching and learning.  
    I am beginning to understand its relevance in teaching and learning and to experiment using it with students.  
    I make a conscious effort to include it in my teaching and learning and to integrate it effectively into my lessons.  
    I naturally include it in teaching and learning and use it in powerful ways.  


  1. How far along are you in enhacing teaching and learning using subject-specific software (not word processing, database, spreadsheet, multimedia software, etc)?
        1 2 3 4
    I do not use it in teaching and learning.  
    I am beginning to understand its relevance in teaching and learning and to experiment using it with students.  
    I make a conscious effort to include it in my teaching and learning and to integrate it effectively into my lessons.  
    I naturally include it in teaching and learning and use it in powerful ways.  


  1. As a result of your use of technology in teaching and learning, are you more inclined to involve students in cooperative, not competitive learning?
        1 2 3 4
    No  
    Yes, somewhat  
    Yes, quite a bit  
    Yes, very much  


  1. As a result of your use of technology in teaching and learning, are you more inclined to involve students in activities that require higher level thinking skills?
        1 2 3 4
    No  
    Yes, somewhat  
    Yes, quite a bit  
    Yes, very much  


  1. As a result of your use of technology in teaching and learning, are you more inclined to involve students in interactions with the world outside of school?
        1 2 3 4
    No  
    Yes, somewhat  
    Yes, quite a bit  
    Yes, very much  


  1. As a result of your use of technology in teaching and learning, are you more inclined to involve students in interdisciplinary activities?
        1 2 3 4
    No  
    Yes, somewhat  
    Yes, quite a bit  
    Yes, very much  


  1. As a result of your use of technology in teaching and learning, are you more inclined to involve students in activities they find engaging?
        1 2 3 4
    No  
    Yes, somewhat  
    Yes, quite a bit  
    Yes, very much  


  1. As a result of your use of technology in teaching and learning, are you more inclined to find time to work with students who need extra help?
        1 2 3 4
    No  
    Yes, somewhat  
    Yes, quite a bit  
    Yes, very much  


  1. As a result of your use of technology in teaching and learning, are you more inclined to serve as coach, not lecturer or whole-group discussion leader?
        1 2 3 4
    No  
    Yes, somewhat  
    Yes, quite a bit  
    Yes, very much  


  1. As a result of your use of technology in teaching and learning, are you more inclined to assess student achievement based on products, progress, and effort?
        1 2 3 4
    No  
    Yes, somewhat  
    Yes, quite a bit  
    Yes, very much  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how would you characterize the placement of computers (i.e. labs versus classrooms)?
        1 2 3 4
    inappropriate  
    somewhat adequate  
    adequate  
    excellent  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how adequate is access to computers?
        1 2 3 4
    inappropriate  
    somewhat adequate  
    adequate  
    excellent  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how adequate is access to printers?
        1 2 3 4
    inappropriate  
    somewhat adequate  
    adequate  
    excellent  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how adequate is access to projection devices?
        1 2 3 4
    inappropriate  
    somewhat adequate  
    adequate  
    excellent  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how adequate is access to digital cameras/scanners?
        1 2 3 4
    inappropriate  
    somewhat adequate  
    adequate  
    excellent  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how would you characterize access to basic tools (e.g. word processing, database and/or spreadsheets)?
        1 2 3 4
    inappropriate  
    somewhat adequate  
    adequate  
    excellent  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how would you characterize access to multimedia tools (e.g. drawing/painting, presentation, etc.)?
        1 2 3 4
    inappropriate  
    somewhat adequate  
    adequate  
    excellent  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how would you characterize access to communication tools (e.g. email, webpage authoring, etc.)?
        1 2 3 4
    inappropriate  
    somewhat adequate  
    adequate  
    excellent  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how would you characterize access to research and problem-solving tools tools (e.g. CD-ROM and online references, World Wide Web, and etc.)?
        1 2 3 4
    inappropriate  
    somewhat adequate  
    adequate  
    excellent  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how would you characterize access to curriculum-focused tools (e.g. supports specific subjects such as math, science, history, etc.)?
        1 2 3 4
    inappropriate  
    somewhat adequate  
    adequate  
    excellent  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how would you characterize the amount of time that support personnel are available to plan, select, and purchase hardware and software?
        1 2 3 4
    not enough  
    barely enough  
    enough  
    plenty  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how would you characterize the amount of time that support personnel are available to setup, maintain, and repair hardware?
        1 2 3 4
    not enough  
    barely enough  
    enough  
    plenty  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how would you characterize the amount of time that support personnel are available to teach individual staff members how to use technology?
        1 2 3 4
    not enough  
    barely enough  
    enough  
    plenty  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how would you characterize the amount of time that support personnel are available to design and deliver technology-related professional development activities?
        1 2 3 4
    not enough  
    barely enough  
    enough  
    plenty  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how would you characterize the amount of time that support personnel are available to develop lessons that use technology collaboratively with you?
        1 2 3 4
    not enough  
    barely enough  
    enough  
    plenty  


  1. In light of your school's instructional technology goals, how would you characterize the amount of time that support personnel are available to teach lessons that use technology collaboratively with you?
        1 2 3 4
    not enough  
    barely enough  
    enough  
    plenty  


  1. In the past school year (including a summer), in approximately how many hours of technology-related professional development did you participate? (Consider all types of staff development activities – workshops, courses, conferences, individualized instruction from technology specialist, study teams, mentoring, etc.)
        1 2 3 4
    4 hours or less  
    5 - 14 hours  
    15 - 24 hours  
    25 hours or more  


  1. Does your school have a written technology play that exists as a separate document or as part of the school improvement plan? (If you answered no or I don't know, please skip questions 50 - 53.
        1 2 3
    yes  
    no  
    I don't know.  


  1. Have you reviewed the school technology plan?
        1 2 3 4
    no  
    yes, somewhat  
    yes, for the most part  
    yes, completely  


  1. Do you support the school technology plan?
        1 2 3 4
    no  
    yes, somewhat  
    yes, for the most part  
    yes, completely  


  1. Are all implementation action items assigned to (or to your department, grade level, etc.) progressing as planned?
        1 2 3 4
    no  
    yes, somewhat  
    yes, for the most part  
    yes, completely  


  1. Is your feedback (comments and suggestions) elicted?
        1 2 3 4
    no  
    yes, somewhat  
    yes, for the most part  
    yes, completely  


  1. Given what you know about your school's resources, what can be done regarding curriculum to help you use technology better for teaching and learning?


  1. Given what you know about your school's resources, what can be done regarding hardware/software to help you use technology better for teaching and learning?


  1. Given what you know about your school's resources, what can be done regarding professional development to help you use technology better for teaching and learning?