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Teachers and Technology: A Snapshot Survey

When my students use the Internet for my course assignments:
What happens when your students use the Internet? Please rank the following statements from "Strongly Disagree" to "Strongly Agree"
Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Disagree nor Agree Agree Strongly Agree
Students create products that show higher levels of learning.
There are more discipline problems.
Students are more motivated.
It has a positive impact on students' learning.
Students increase their use of a variety of resources (books, periodicals, interviews, etc.).
The role of the teacher becomes more of a guide or coach.
Students often get into inappropriate sites.
Plagiarism becomes more of a problem.
Students become more responsible for their learning.
Students collaborate more with each other.
Please rate your principal's support of the use of the Internet with your students.
What is the availability of an Internet-connected computer for your use at home?
Needs
Which of the following do you need to make technology a more integral part of your school or classroom's curricular activities? Please rank the following statements from 1 to 5 where 1 means "Less Urgent" and 5 means "More Urgent"
Less Urgent More Urgent
1 2 3 4 5
Need more time to learn to use computers and the Internet
Need more time to change the curriculum to better incorporate the technology
Need more training to use technology
Need more training with curriculum and pedagogy that integrates technology
Need access to more computers for students
Need more access to the Internet for students
Need more software that is curricular-based
Need more technical support to keep the computers working
Need more opportunities to work with colleagues to become more proficient using technology-based curriculum units
Need faster access to the Internet for students
Need access to faster, more powerful computers for students
Need more compelling reasons to incorporate technology into the classroom
Please rate the support of your students' parents toward the use of the Internet in your classes.
What is the availability of an Internet-connected computer for your use at school?
Average Number of Minutes per Week
Please indicate the average number of minutes per week that:
Zero Less than 15 15 to 45 46 to 90 More than 90
You use the Internet at school.
You use the Internet at home.
A typical student would use a computer (but not Internet) for curricular purposes in your class.
A typical student would use the Internet for curricular purposes in your class.
You use a distance learning classroom for a class of your students.
You use a distance learning classroom for meetings with your colleagues.
If my district offered professional development activities delivered via the Internet, I would use them.
What specific topic would you like to have a professional development training session address?
What is the availability of Internet-connected computers for your students in your classroom?
Comfort with Technology
Please rank the following statements from "Strongly Disagree" to "Strongly Agree"
Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Disagree nor Agree Agree Strongly Agree
I feel comfortable with designing lessons that integrate the Internet.
I feel comfortable with authoring web pages.
I feel comfortable with designing lessons that reflect district or national curriculum standards.
I feel comfortable with designing lessons that integrate more than one discipline.
I feel comfortable with designing lessons that integrate technology.
Please complete this sentence: With respect to using the Internet, I feel I...
What is the availability of an Internet-connected computer lab for your students?
Beliefs about Technology
Please rank the following statements from "Strongly Disagree" to "Strongly Agree"
Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Disagree nor Agree Agree Strongly Agree
I believe that electronic media will replace textbooks within 5 years.
I believe the positive effects of computer use on my students outweigh any negative effects such use might have.
I believe that the role of schools will be dramatically changed because of the Internet within 5 years.
I believe that the role of the teacher will be dramatically changed because of the Internet within 5 years.
I believe that I am a better educator when I use technology for my work.
I believe that having my students search the Internet for information for a classroom assignment is time well spent.
Software
Which of the following types of software are used in your classroom?
Not Used Used
Word processors (e.g., Microsoft Word, ClarisWorks, AppleWorks).
Office Productivity Tools: Spreadsheets (Excel, ClarisWorks) or Databases (FileMaker, ClarisWorks) or Presentation programs (PowerPoint, ClarisWorks).
Tools (e.g., KidPix, Inspiration, HyperStudio).
Non-curricular Software (e.g., Solitaire, PacMan, other games).
Curricular-based Software (e.g., MathBlasters; Carmen SanDiego; Logical World of the Zoombinies; ScienceSleuth; Choices, Choices; Oregon Trail).
Teacher developed web pages authored especially for a particular topic or lesson.
Internet search engines (e.g., Yahoo, Yahooligans, Lycos).
Internet web page authoring (e.g., HomePage, FrontPage, PageMill).
Information
Where do you get information about teaching with technology? Please rank the following statements from 1 to 5 where 1 means "No Information From" and 5 means "Most Information From".
No Info From Most Info From
1 2 3 4 5
Conferences
Research Journals
Peers/Colleagues
School Resource People (e.g. tech coordinator, curric coordinator, media specialist)
Teacher Magazines
Internet Websites
In-District Training
Your Own Reading and Exploration
Your Students
Consultants or Trainers
What was the focus of your most recent technology-related professional development activity?