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Technology Determinant Survey

Impact of Technology on Teacher Roles
Please indicate how each of the following describes teacher roles in your classroom/school.

You can find the TEKS at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/ch126.html.

Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
I use lecture as my primary method to deliver content.
My teaching style allows students to make many of the decisions on what and how to learn within my classroom.
Many or most of the activities in my class are teacher-directed learning activities.
My classroom activities are often characterized by the teacher guiding the students in learning activities (i.e., guided discovery, facilitation).
Please indicate the type of teacher/student role that you believe best supports using technology for teaching and learning.
Impact of Technology on Collaborative Learning
Please indicate how each of the following describes learning in your classroom/school.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
My students pretty much stick to themselves and work as individuals when using technology.
My students use technology primarily to work on individual projects (i.e., one project, one student).
My students use technology for cooperative learning projects (i.e., one project, many students) within my classroom.
Student group projects often involve technology usage.
Students develop their own technology learning environment by engaging their teacher, fellow students, and experts outside the classroom.
Please indicate the type of projects that you believe best supports using technology for teaching and learning.
Patterns of Teacher Use
Which of the following describes your personal use of technology in your professional work?
Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
Word processing activities
Classroom presentation activities
Administrative activities (attendance, gradebook, etc.)
Lesson planning
Research activities
Playing games
Electronic communication
Collaboration with others
How much of your professional work do you accomplish with technology?
How do you believe technology will impact the teaching and learning process?
Frequency/Design of Instructional Setting Using Computers
Please indicate how each of the following describes student computer availability in your classroom/school
Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
There is no computer in my classroom.
Students rarely use computers in my classroom.
My students use computers mostly during regular computer lab time.
My students share a single classroom computer with me.
Students may use one of several computers in my classroom.
There are small groups of computers for student use throughout the school (library, certain classrooms).
Scheduling options allow me to schedule my students for computer use as needed.
We use wireless computers that are taken to the classrooms.
On average my students use computers
Curriculum Integration
Please indicate how each of the following statements describes your classroom/school.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
I consider the integration of technology in my lessons.
I demonstrate the integration of technology in my lessons.
I believe it is the specialized computer instruction teacher's responsibility to teach technology use.
I meet with groups of faculty regularly to discuss technology use in instructional activities.
Work in my content area can best be accomplished with technology.
I believe it is my responsibility to teach Technology Applications TEKS information.
I believe it is largely the responsibility of a technology specialist to teach Technology Applications TEKS information.
Technology has been successful integrated into the majority of my classroom activities.
How do you believe technology should be introduced and supported for teaching and learning?
Technology Applications TEKS Assessment
How does each of the following describe the technology assessment conducted in your classroom/school?
Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
I use written tests to assess student computer knowledge.
I use performance tests to assess student computer skills.
I assess portfolios or collections of computer projects.
Student technology assessment is largely assessment of keyboarding assignments.
I believe that my school is doing a good job at meeting the Technology Applications TEKS benchmarks.
How should teachers use the Technology Applications TEKS in their classroom?
How many Technology Applications courses are taught at your high school or your feeder high school?
Content of Training
Please indicate how each statement describes the Technology Training that YOU have received.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
I receive little or no technology training.
Most of the technology trainings that I attend address software such as word processing or spreadsheets.
Most professional development sessions that I attend are about using technology to support learning (same lesson/activities with technology).
Most professional development sessions that I attend are about seamlessly using technology to enhance and change lessons and activities.
Technology professional development activities have resulted in the use of technology in my classroom.
I attend professional development that teaches me how to align the Technology Applications TEKS within my teaching area.
Most of the technology trainings that I have attended address uses of technology for administration and management purposes (i.e., gradebooks).
I attend professional development sessions on the creation and management of technology-supported, student centered projects.
Capabilities of Educators
Please indicate how each of the following describes your understanding and capabilities.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
I know what the SBEC proficiencies are.
I implement the SBEC proficiencies in my classroom.
I am generally quite na? about integration of technology into my instructional activities.
I address the Technology Applications TEKS in my instruction.
Most professional development sessions that I attend are about seamlessly using technology to enhance and change lessons and activities.
Technology professional development activities have resulted in the use of technology in my classroom.
I attend professional development that teaches me how to align the Technology Applications TEKS within my teaching area.
I believe most of our teachers meet the SBEC proficiencies and implement them into their classrooms.
To your knowledge, approximately how many teachers in your building meet the SBEC proficiencies?
Leadership and Capabilities of Administrators
Please indicate how each of the following describes the admininstrative support for technology in your school.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
School Administrator(s) recognize that technology should be a part of routine instruction.
School Administrator(s) provide support for teacher use of technology.
School Administrator(s) make a point of identifying and rewarding those who use technology in their teaching.
School Administrator(s) tell others in our District about the unique and innovative technology uses demonstrated by our teachers.
School Administrator(s) identify exemplary uses of technology in instruction.
School Administrator(s) model little personal use of technology.
School Administrator(s) model some uses of technology in some aspects of daily work.
School Administrator(s) often use technology skills in daily work.
School Administrator(s) often use and model technology in daily work (e.g., communications, presentation, online communication, management).
Professional Development Activities
Please indicate how each of the following describes your professional development activities.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
Much of my training on technology has been through learning on my own.
We regularly have technology experts provide us with insight and development help.
Professional Development is regularly followed up with activities such as study groups or coaching.
I have access to 24/7 professional development through a variety of delivery mechanisms.
Much of the technology professional development I have attended has been delivered to groups of teachers.
Much of the technology professional development I have attended has been delivered to a group and followed up in some way.
Our teachers actively help design and adjust technology professional development.
Many of the technology professional development activities, that I have attended, include individually guided activities.
Our professional development activities are designed to create communities of inquiry.
Levels of Understanding and Patterns of Use
Please indicate how each of the following describes teacher roles in your school.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
I am just beginning to use technology in my instructional activities.
I support my teaching activities by using technology to enrich my curriculum.
I am quite adept at using technology in my teaching.
I use technology in unique and integrated ways in my classroom.
Teachers from other schools and districts contact our teachers about technology use in the classroom because our people are doing innovative technology projects.
I am inventing innovative ways to use technology in my classroom.
Which of the following best describes the typical teacher use of technology in your school?