Byrd MS Technology Survey- October 2005

This survey will be used to collect baseline data for the technology portion of Byrd's Continuous Improvement Plan. You will be asked to complete a quick 2-3 question survey at the end of first semester and MP 3 and will take this survey again at the end of the year so that we can measure the progress we have made as a school this year. In some cases, you may select more than one answer. All answers are anonymous. Please answer the questions accurately and honestly.



  1. How often do you use your iBooks for instruction?
    Every day
    Several times a week
    Once a week
    Once every few weeks
    Once a month
    Never


  1. Which Applications do you KNOW HOW TO USE?
    AW Word Processing
    AW Database
    AW Spreadsheet
    AW Draw
    Keynote
    HogBay Notebook
    Internet Explorer
    Safari
    iPhoto
    iMovie
    iCal
    Mail
    Address Book
    eClass
    MacSchool


  1. Which Applications do YOU USE WITH YOUR STUDENTS FOR INSTRUCTION during the school year?
    AW Word Processing
    AW Database
    AW Spreadsheet
    AW Draw
    Keynote
    HogBay Notebook
    Internet Explorer
    Safari
    iPhoto
    iMovie
    iCal
    Calculator
    None of the above


  1. How do you use Appleworks with your students?
    Word Processing
    Databases
    Spreadsheets
    Draw
    Paint
    Presentation
    None of the above


  1. Rank in order the TOP 4 applications that you use with your students for instruction. Number 1 is the application you use the most, number 2 the second most, etc. (If you use less than 4, just rate the ones you use.)
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
    AW Word Processing  
    AW Databases  
    AW Spreadsheet  
    AW Draw  
    Keynote  
    HogBay Notebook  
    Internet Explorer  
    Safari  
    iPhoto  
    iMovie  
    iCal  
    Calculator  
    I don't use any of these applications.  


  1. Which eLearning Resources do you KNOW HOW TO USE with your students for instruction?
    Quia
    Nettrekker
    Brain Pop
    Frog Guts
    Beyond Books
    Subject Websites (created by your specialists)
    Explore Learning (Math and Science Only)
    Prentice Hall (6th & 8th grade Social Studies, Spanish, Science 6)
    Holt (7th grade SStudies, Earth Science)
    McDougall Littell (French)
    None of the above


  1. Which eLearning Resources DO YOU USE with your students for instruction?
    Quia
    Nettrekker
    Brain Pop
    Frog Guts
    Beyond Books
    Subject Websites (created by your specialists)
    Explore Learning (Math and Science Only)
    Prentice Hall (6th & 8th grade social studies, Spanish, Science 6)
    Holt (7th grade SStudies, Earth Science)
    McDougall Littell (French)
    None of the above


  1. How do you use Quia in your classroom?
    Vocabulary
    Assessment
    I have a Quia Page set-up
    Review Activities
    I don't use Quia.


  1. How often do you have your students use Virtualshare?
    Daily
    Several times a week
    Once a week
    Once every few weeks
    Once a month
    Never


  1. On average, how often do you have your students access the Internet for instruction or research?
    Daily
    Several times a week
    Once a week
    Once every few weeks
    Once a month
    Never


  1. Do you know how to evaluate an Internet site for accuracy, validity, and content?
    Yes
    No


  1. What are the top three search engines that you let your students use most of the time when searching on the Internet? (Number one is the search engine you let your students use the most, number 2 the seond most, etc. If you do not use 3 different search engines, just rank the ones that you do use.)
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Google  
    Nettrekker  
    Yahoo  
    Excite  
    All the Web  
    Dogpile  
    Ask Jeeves  
    Yahooligans  
    I don't let my students search at random. I direct them to website I want them to visit.  
    I never let my students search on the Internet.  


  1. Do you know how to help your students use the online library databases?
    Yes
    No


  1. Do you know how to help your students use the SIRSI online library catalog?
    Yes
    No


  1. How do you have your students use their iBooks
    Note taking
    Projects
    Research
    Visiting Websites on the Internet
    Reports
    I give them powerpoints or keynotes for study notes
    eLearning Resources
    Review and Studying
    Quicktime Movies for instruction
    I don't use the iBook sin my class.


  1. Can you show students how to login to their personal folders and back up their work?
    Yes
    No


  1. Are you comfortable Using Virtualshare?
    Yes
    No


  1. Do you ever use a rubric to grade electronic work (instead of printing it out?)
    Yes
    No


  1. Do you know how to create a rubric to grade electronic work?
    Yes
    No


  1. Can you show a student the correct way to print?
    Yes
    No


  1. Can you show a student how to use virtualshare?
    Yes
    No


  1. Can you show a student how to create a server login?
    Yes
    No


  1. Rank in order the top three things you use your computer for (personal use)? (Number 1 is what you use it for the most, number 2 the second most, etc.)
        1 2 3 4 5 6
    reference  
    research  
    Evaluating student learning  
    Reinforcing lesson material  
    Lesson preparation  
    None of the above  


  1. What do you do if you can't figure out how to do something on your iBook?
    Call the trainer first
    Try to figure it out yourself through experimentation
    Ask another teacher
    Ask a student
    Look at handouts you've been given
    Look in the help menu
    Call the trainer if I can't figure it out myself


  1. Which programs have your students done a project in?
    iMovie
    iPhoto
    Keynote
    AW Draw
    AW Database
    AW Word Processing (brochure, pamphlet, newsletter, etc)
    AW Spreadsheet
    My students have not done projects on their iBooks


  1. My technology fear level is:
    No fear- I'll try anything
    I'm confident with technology and willing to try things on my own.
    I'll try anything with help
    I'm technology challenged


  1. Do you know how to hook up your iBook to your television monitor?
    Yes
    No


  1. Do you know how to back up your work on a regular basis?
    Yes
    No


  1. What is hindering your use of technlogy integration in the classroom?
    lack of knowledge
    time
    hardware problems
    can't troubleshoot
    comfort level
    don't know how to convert face-to-face lessons to technolgy rich lessons


  1. Who do you see as the technology leaders in your department?


  1. Who do you see as technology leaders at Byrd Middle School (exclude the technology trainer)?


  1. Are there technology resources that you would like to see added to make technology integrated instruction easier or more effective for you?


  1. Is there anything you would like to share with us about integrating technology in your instruction that has not been covered in the questions above?