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  Teacher Technology Survey Results
Digital H.S. Teacher Results, Conducted May 1998
Jefferson H.S. Technology Committee. Updated December 16, 1998


Jefferson High School Teacher Technology Survey

        Please  respond to the questions below. We are conducting this survey as
part of an evaluation process for the Digital H.S. program. We need to
establish a baseline for staff skill levels regarding technology so that we
can measure our progress in coming  years. You may mark directly on this
form.  Thank you.

I. BACKGROUND DATA
Please check ,circle or fill in all the answers that apply.

1. Department: _________    date: May, 1998
2. Years in teaching
a. 0-2  --12%   b. 3-5  --19%   c. 6-10 --30%   d. over 10 years.--57%

3. Track:   A--22%              B--24%          C--53%          D--1%
4. Regarding computer use, do you consider yourself a:
a. non-user.--11%   b. occasional user(1-3 times/month)--20%
c. regular user(every week)--69%

5. Do  you have a computer at home?
a. Yes--86%                b. No--14%

6. If yes on 5, what kind of operating system?
a. Macintosh 6.x          b. Macintosh 7.x        c. Windows 3.1         d. Windows95/98         e. Other
                    11%                             11%                     19%                     51%                     8%

  EXISTING CONDITIONS-TEACHERS

II. HOW MUCH BACKGROUND DO YOU HAVE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS?
Please rate your level of experience by checking the appropriate
columns                                                                                 1               2               3               4
                                                              Beginner             Basic                  Proficient           Expert
                                                              (no experience)  (can use main      (can use most    (can teach
                                                                                          features)               features)           others)

a) Computer Operating System Basics            23%               42%                        24%                11%

b) Word Processing                                         12%              26%                     42%             19%

c) Spreadsheet                                                   37%                38%                 14%             11%

d) Database                                                       38%               39%                 18%             4%
 

e) Computer Illustrations/Graphics                    58%               27%                     5%              9%

f) LAUSD Electronic Rollbook                         81%                4%                      6%              9%

g) Other Grade book or Record keeping            71%                14%                 6%              10%

h) Multimedia Presentations                               73%               14%                     9%              4%
    (Powerpoint,  Hyperstudio)

i) Desktop Publishing                                       67%                 22%                     7%              4%

j) Video Laserdisk                                            83%               7%                      7%              2%

k) Video Editing and Production                       80%               13%                     2%              5%

l) Basic Computer Troubleshooting                 61%               20%                     14%             5%

m) E-mail                                                        37%                28%                     26%             9%

n) World Wide Web (Internet)                         38%                27%                     24%             11%

o) Creating a WWW Homepage                      87%                 7%              6%              0%

p) Scanner                                                       69%                15%             11%             6%

q) Digital camera                                              84%                 11%             5%              0%

EXISTING CONDITIONS-STUDENTS

III . HOW OFTEN DO STUDENTS IN YOUR CLASSROOM USE TECHNOLOGY TO...?
 

                                                                                       Never          1-4                   5 or more
                                                                                                            times/mester   times/mester
a) learn specific computer skills
   ( keyboarding, word processing formatting).                  70%             17%             13%

b) use technology to work on specific writing,                  67%             20%             13%
grammar, and /or composition skills.

c) use AlphaSmart word processors                               84%             12%             4%
    for student written assignments.

d) video conference with experts or other classes               96%             4%              0%
    via the Internet.

e) present their work with                                                  77%             18%             5%
      a laserdisk or video.

f) use software for remediation, reinforcement                      77%             17%             6%
    or review (preprogrammed courseware).

g) locate resources, documents, experts on the Internet.        59%             32%             9%

h) locate information on reference CD-ROMs.                     63%             26%             10%

i) conduct simulations and solve problems.                          78%             17%             5%

j) create charts, graphs with a spreadsheet                         64%             27%             9%

k) do desktop publishing, graphic design, layout.               70%             21%             8%

l) create Internet web sites                                                97%             3%              0%

m) create graphics, drawings, animations                        65%             26%             9%

n) write essays and reports                                             31%             40%             29%

o) write newsletters, publications                                      72%             22%             6%

p) collaborate via e-mail with other classes                        88%             11%             2%

q) collaborate with experts in the subject matter               81%             14%             4%

r) collaborate on projects with other classes                       79%             18%             3%

s) share student work with other students                           56%             33%             11%

t) create and present multi-media projects                          78%             18%             3%

u) write, produce, edit videos                                              88%             8%              5%

v) use electronic sensors to gather data                                95%             2%              3%
     (temperature, pressure, etc.)

w) manipulate and visualize equations                                   89%             3%              8%
      with a graphing calculator

x) program calculator to solve equations                                86%             9%              5%

y) create mechanical and architectural drawings                     86%             14%             0%

z) manufacture parts and products                                           95%             3%              2%

aa) author courseware and training programs                         92%             6%              2%

ab) create and save student portfolios to disk                          79%             15%             6%

ac) use technology to individualize instruction                         76%             17%             7%

ad) Use technology to help students work in groups.             72%             22%             7%
 
 

  FUTURE STAFF DEVELOPMENT NEEDS

IV. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN IN ORDER TO USE TECHNOLOGY MORE EFFECTIVELY?
 

        For each item below, please check the columns (if any) that apply.

                                                                                                Now use         Would like           Would
                                                                                                                         like to learn          to expand
                                                                                                                          basics                 what I know
For your own background, preparation, and/or record keeping:

a) Creating lesson plans, classroom materials   and /or tests.          37%             43%             20%

b) Internet research for your own background knowledge              28%             40%             32%

c) Internet newsgroups and/or  listservs                                            22%             50%             28%

d) CD-ROM research for your own background knowledge            32%             39%             29%

e) Using a computer to calculate grades                                             37%             55%             8%

f) Using a computer to keep track of attendance                             20%             68%             12%

g) E-mail connections with colleagues, experts, and groups              30%             48%             23%

h) Producing and/or editing videos for classroom use.                       12%             65%             22%

i) Creating multimedia presentations for classroom use.                     12%             68%             20%

j) Gathering lesson plans and materials via the Internet                        24%             51%             24%

k) Creating computer based, self-scoring tests                                  10%             78%             12%

l) Creating computer based review and remediation lessons               10%             78%             12%

Using technology in the classroom

m) Incorporating technology into my lessons                                     12%             63%             26%

n) Strategies for managing technology in the classroom                         10%             71%             20%

o) Using technology to improve student achievement                          7%              64%             30%

V. OBSTACLES AND CHALLENGES.
Please  check the columns below to identify things that make it difficult
or burdensome for you to use technology at school.

                                                                           
                                                                                        Major              Minor           Not an
                                                                                        obstacle          obstacle       obstacle

a) Lack of necessary equipment                                     78%          19%             3%

b) Equipment in disrepair                                                  54%          34%             12%

c) Equipment out of date                                                   57%          29%             14%

d) Equipment not readily available                                     67%          23%             10%

e) Need more training on how to use equipment              34%          40%             26%

f) Lack of relevant software of coursware in my subject    30%          43%             28%

g) Software or courseware out of date                                  23%          41%             36%

h) Need more training on how to use software                       42%          36%             22%

i) Lack of technical assistance within school                          22%          35%             43%

j) Lack of technical assistance from cluster or district          15%           43%             43%

k) Technology doesn¹t interest me                                      10%          15%             75%

l) Procedures are too complicated                                      12%          21%             67%

m) Not sure how to proceed in classroom;                       14%            52%             34%
need models and direction

n) Don't have enough time to develop my own computer skills 21%         32%             48%

o) Don't have time to develop ideas and/or materials               21%          37%             43%

p) Doesn't fit in with my teaching style                                   9%           25%             66%

q) Other things are more important at school                       16%          31%             52%

r) Students are out of control when technology is in use          12%           18%             70%

s) Not enough administrative support                                   25%          20%             55%

t) Lack of faculty collaboration                                           26%          26%             49%

u) Doesn¹t fit within curriculum standards                             5%           29%             66%

v) Procedures are too complicated                                      17%          34%             50%

w) Staff does not maintain equipment                                   35%          28%             38%

x) Students abuse equipment                                                33%          47%             21%
 

V. STAFF DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS
Please circle the answers that apply

1. Your preference for attending training workshops:   a. after school--23%
  b. weekends--14% c. during off-track time--43%    d. during on-track time.--20%

2. Rate from 5-1 (5=best) your preferred method of training:
5       4       3       2       1                               (Rating)

26      ,4,     3,      1,      4,--workshops,          (Number of respondents)
7,      6,      9,      5,      3 --training videos
6,      10,     6,      5,      2 --tutorial software
4,      11,     3,      5,      8 -- books/manuals
9,      7,      5,      3,      3 --Give me some dedicated free time, and I can figure out most software.


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