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Active Learning with Technology: Computer Skills Checklist

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The following list of computer skills is intended to provide us with a better understanding of your familiarity with certain types of computer applications. Please read through the following list and indicate whether you have No Experience, Some Experience, or are Experienced in the following skills. If you are not familiar with an application but wish to learn, check Want To Learn if you want to learn this particular skill. In the section marked Other, please list the skills you have that are not listed here for that particular application.

Do not be discouraged if you are not familiar with many of the skills listed. We have included a large number of items in order to try to capture as much information about participating teachers as possible.

General Computer Skills
No Experience Some Experience Much Experience
Carry out basic Windows or Mac operations
Create files and folders/directories
Copy, move, delete files, and folders/directories
Find and open existing files and documents from various directories and drives
Create and save documents in various file formats and in different directories and drives
Create, edit, and print various types of documents
Yes No
Do you regularly use computers in your classes (i.e., 1-2 times per week)?
Would you be willing to teach general computer skills to your colleagues?
Word Processing (e.g., AppleWorks, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, etc.)
No Experience Some Experience Much Experience
Word Processing
How have you used word processing in your classes (if applicable)?
Yes No
Do you use word processing on a regular basis in your classes (i.e., 1-2 times per week)?
Would you be willing to teach word processing skills to your colleagues?
Spreadsheets (e.g., Excel, AppleWorks, Lotus 123, etc.)
No Experience Some Experience Much Experience
Spreadsheets
How have you used spreadsheets in your classes (if applicable)?
Yes No
Do you use spreadsheets on a regular basis in your classes (i.e., 1-2 times per week)?
Would you be willing to teach spreadsheet skills to your colleagues?
Databases (e.g., FileMaker Pro, Access, etc.)
No Experience Some Experience Much Experience
Databases
How have you used databases in your classes (if applicable)?
Yes No
Do you use databases on a regular basis in your classes (i.e., 1-2 times per week)?
Would you be willing to teach database skills to your colleagues?
Electronic Presentations (e.g., PowerPoint, Hyperstudio, KidPix)
No Experience Some Experience Much Experience
Electronic Presentations
How have you used electronic presentations in your classes (if applicable)?
Yes No
Do you use electronic presentations on a regular basis in your classes (i.e., 1-2 times per week)?
Would you be willing to teach electronic presentations skills to your colleagues?
World Wide Web (e.g., Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator)
No Experience Some Experience Much Experience
World Wide Web
Creating web pages
How have you used the World Wide Web and/or web page editing software in your classes (if applicable)?
Yes No
Do you use the World Wide Web or web page editors on a regular basis in your classes (i.e., 1-2 times per week)?
Would you be willing to teach World Wide Web/web page editor skills to your colleagues?
Telecommunications (e.g., Outlook, Eudora, AOL, etc.)
No Experience Some Experience Much Experience
E-mail
Electronic bulletin boards (forums)
Electronic chat (Instant Messaging, Internet Relay Chat)
Desktop videoconferencing
List servers
How have you used the telecommunications in your classes (if applicable)?
Yes No
Do you use telecommunications on a regular basis in your classes (i.e., 1-2 times per week)?
Would you be willing to teach telecommunications skills to your colleagues?
Other Applications
Please list any other types of software with which you are familiar.
How have you used these applications in your classrooms (if applicable)?
Yes No
Would you be willing to teach these skills to your colleagues?
Other Technology Skills
No Experience Some Experience Much Experience
Digital camera
Digital video
Electronic chat (Instant Messaging, Internet Relay Chat)
LCD panel / projector
TV as a projection device
CD-ROMs / DVDs
Scanner
How have you used these technologies in your classes (if applicable)?
Yes No
Do you use any of these technologies on a regular basis in your classes (i.e., 1-2 times per week)?
Would you be willing to teach these skills to your colleagues?