Silver Creek Central School District Technology Survey for Teachers

The Silver Creek School District is conducting a survey of Parents, Teachers and Students regarding Technology in our Schools.  Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey - your opinions matter to us!

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* 1. What grade level / subject area do you teach?

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* 2. Please check the devices you currently have at home

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* 3. Do you have access to wi-fi internet at home?

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* 4. About how much time do you spend using an iPad or computer at home (personal and/or work related)?

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* 5. Does Silver Creek Schools have a Technology Plan in place?

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* 6. Have you reviewed the Silver Creek Schools' Technology Plan?

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* 7. To your knowledge, has the Technology Plan been fully implemented?

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* 8. Was your feedback (suggestions and/or comments) elicited regarding the Technology Plan?

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* 9. Is technology deployment and use in your school aligned with the District Technology Plan?

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* 10. Are there sufficient quantities of the following tools throughout the school to allow you to use them on a regular basis for learning activities?

  Not enough for regular use Enough for regular use Don't know This tool is not important to me
Updated computers
iPads
Laptop Carts
Computer Labs
Digital Cameras
Networked Printers
Productivity Software (Word, Powerpoint, etc.)
Creativity Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
Assistive Technology
Projectors for Computers

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* 11. Where do you mostly turn to for help when you need it regarding technology?

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* 12. Is there sufficient technical support available?

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* 13. Do you have any other comments about your access to technology in school?

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* 14. What items would you like to see more of in school?

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* 15. Please indicate your level of interest in having these courses available to students at Silver Creek Schools:

  Not interested Slightly interested Somewhat interested Moderately interested Very interested
Computer Programming (intro)
Computer Programming (advanced)
Robotics
Digital Imagery - Photoshop
Web Page Design
Web Animation
Online journalism
Mobile App Design
Video Production

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* 16. Do you think the internet filtering protection is sufficient in your school?

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* 17. How has the iPad initiative helped your student learn?

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* 18. How comfortable are you in using Technology to:
Use a word processor to create documents

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* 19. How comfortable are you in using Technology to:
Use a spreadsheet to create graphs

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* 20. How comfortable are you in using Technology to:
Use software to create a presentation (Powerpoint, Prezi, etc.)

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* 21. How comfortable are you in using Technology to:
Share documents via OneDrive or Google Drive

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* 22. How comfortable are you in using Technology to:
Use iPads in the Classroom

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* 23. How comfortable are you in using Technology to:
Use a digital video camera or iPad to make a video

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* 24. How comfortable are you in using Technology to:
Use Office 365 or Google Apps for Education

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* 25. How comfortable are you in using Technology to:
Use a database to enter information

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* 26. How comfortable are you in using Technology to:
Use email to send and receive messages

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* 27. How comfortable are you in using Technology to:
Use the Internet to find information

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* 28. How comfortable are you in using Technology to:
Use online tools to create a blog or wiki

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* 29. How comfortable are you in using Technology to:
Use recording software to create a podcast

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* 30. How comfortable are you in using Technology to:
Use a data projector and connect a computer/iPad to it

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* 31. How comfortable are you in using Technology to:
Use curriculum specific software

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* 32. How often do you:

  Never Rarely Once a week Every day Not applicable
Create assignments / worksheets with a word processor
Use presentation software for instruction
Use email to communicate with parents
Use email to communicate with students
Use the Internet to research information for your teaching
Use computers/iPads for drill and practice with students
Post assignments to a website (example: iTunesU or Schoology) for students and parents to view from home

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* 33. How much time do your students use technology in your classroom?

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* 34. How much time do your students use technology outside your classroom to complete your assignments?

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* 35. Name up to three software applications you can't live without?

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* 36. If you could get more software for instructional use, what would you want and how would you use it?

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* 37. In the classes you teach, how often do you engage in technology to have students:

  Never Rarely Once a week Every day Not applicable
Produce projects of their own design
Work collaboratively on group projects
Complete expressive writing assignments
Create web pages as a part of their classwork
Create digital images or graphs to illustrate their work
Create videos or animations for school projects
Use the Internet for research
Analyze information found on the web
Use online homework help sites or software
Improve their math skills
Improve their reading skills
Improve their writing skills
Communicate electronically
Produce work intended for audiences beyond the classroom such as other grades, other schools or the community
Get their homework assignments online (either PowerSchool, Castle Learning, iTunesU, Schoology, etc.)
Use Assistive Technologies for learning disabled students

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* 38. Do you have strategies for:

  No Very few Some Many Not applicable
Modeling and teaching legal and ethical practice related to technology use
Helping your students understand responsible use of the computer/iPad and the consequences for it's misuse
Teaching Copyright laws/rules

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* 39. If you are using technology on a limited basis to support teaching and learning, please share the challenges and obstacles you face?  What prevents you from using technology more than you currently do?

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* 40. Which methods do you regularly use to communicate with the parents of your students? (Indicate all that apply)

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* 41. In the past school year (including Summer) - describe your participation in technology related professional development:

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* 42. What types of skills would you want to learn if additional technology professional development was offered?

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* 43. If given a choice, what types of professional growth opportunities do you prefer to participate? (check all that apply)

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* 44. When does professional development work best for you?  (Rank in order of preference with 1 being most desirable to 7 being least desirable)

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* 45. Please share your thoughts on any other technology related topic that this survey did not ask:

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