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Appendix A: Sample Email and Survey Form
When coming up with our questions, we agreed we wanted to keep our interviewsconsistent. We drafted questions and then created a survey in Google Forms to collect our responses. Below is the sample e-mail we sent out as well as the nine interview questions.To whom it may concern:Our names are Brenda Estupinan, Jacqueline Grundberg, and Krista Jennings Irish. We aregraduate students at the University of Maryland University College, in the United States. We arecurrently taking the course Integration of Technology: Global Perspectives and are working on agroup project. We selected Japan as our country to research and develop a case study. We willfocus on learning about technology integration in Japan in grades Kindergarten through twelfthgrade.We are asking for your help and support in completing this assignment, by answering a fewquestions. Please take a look at the questions and answer them to the best of your knowledge andability. We appreciate your time. Thank for your help in this matter. You can reach us by e-mail:Brenda.estupinan@gmail.com, jacqueline.fung@hotmail.com, and istakirish@gmail.com.1. What is your current position?2. Please take a moment to provide a short professional biography.3. What is your experience with technology and education?4. How does your country integrate technology into the curriculum?5. What kind of technology is available for students to use in your schools?A.
 
Computer B.
 
InternetC.
 
iPad/TabletD.
 
Smartphone ApsE.
 
TVF.
 
Other: Please describe.6. How do you ensure that every student has equal access to technology?7. Is there a person at your school to assist you and other teachers with technology use andsupport?8. Is there an organization that establishes educational policy, specifically technology integration policy, for schools?9. How do schools get their funding for technology?Kind Regards,
 
 Brenda, Jacqueline, and Krista
Appendix B: Screenshot of Google Form Interview Results
 
Appendix C: Interview Transcript and Summary
 Interviewee: Mr.Tatunori Kato
What is your current position?
I am a chief teacher now.
Please take a moment to provide a short professional biography.
I have been a high-school teacher for 27 years after graduating from an university. My school ismanaged by the Tokyo government.
Please describe your experience with technology and education.
 Nine years have passed since I started the education on information and communicationstechnologies (ICTs).
How does your country integrate technology into the curriculum?
30 % of the curriculum on ICT is spent for lectures. Basic digital technologies and morals for ICTare taught. The rest 70 % is spent for practical exercises including Internet, Excel, Word andPowerpoint.
What kind of technology is available for students to use in your schools?
 Computer, Internet
How do you ensure that every student has equal access to technology?
  Not in particular.
Is there a person at your school to assist you and other teachers with technology use andsupport?
Yes, our school has a contract with an ICT company. Support and maintenance is by it.Simple support and maintenance are done by myself.
Is there an organization that establishes educational policy, specifically technologyintegration policy, for schools?
 No, I establish educational policy. Our school has PC committee. PC commitee is made up of 4members. The task of PC committee is,(1) to determine the amount for budget request(2) to maintain the home page of our school(3) to maintain PCs and Internet network 
How do schools get their funding for technology?

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