TECHNOLOGY NEEDS ASSESSMENT Technology Needs Assessment

Conducting a needs assessment survey will serve two purposes: 1) to provide data as a means to assess the district’s need for technology in specific areas, so that the school can make decisions concerning priority targets for technology improvement; 2) to provide data at the onset of the project that will serve as benchmarks for the school to measure continuous growth. The Target Area Assessment Survey should be the centerpiece of the planning process, the database from which the technology team unfolds its vision for the future. Target area assessment means obtaining information about obstacles the technology committee may face as it begins the planning process. These obstacles should be outlined in terms of “What Is?” and “What Should Be?” Data gained from the assessment process should help the steering committee identify the school’s technology needs and help to prioritize these needs in the planning process. The needs assessment survey will give the steering committee information about staff readiness for technology and should include information on the following five areas of importance.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Curriculum Integration, Professional Development, Infrastructure and Telecommunications Services, Equitable use of Technology. Assessment and Reporting

Conducting a needs assessment survey is a three-fold process. First, the steering committee must identify target area and the people they want to survey. Second, the steering committee must distribute the needs assessment surveys. Third, the committee must compile the information once the surveys have been returned. General Needs Assessment Statement Over the course of the last three years, the <SCHOOL NAME> have accomplished a lot in the area of educational technology. The district realizes that using technology in schools is no longer an option and we are committed to providing 21st Century tools to all students and staff. With that in mind, we have initiated the process of updating our three-Year District Technology Plan and would like to engage representatives of our entire community in conversation about what we are doing well and what we need to focus for the future. The district has engaged the services of <NAME OF DIRECTOR> as our appointed Information Technology Director, to articulate the optimal characteristics that encourage technologysupported education improvement that focuses on preparing students to live, learn, and work in the 21st century. Through “A Vision of the Future” the Dodge City Public School District would like to invite our staff, students, and community to provide input via the following surveys. For more information on Technology Planning

STAFF TECHNOLOGY SURVEY 1) What is your primary work role in USD443?  Classified Staff  Certified Teaching Staff (Classroom)  Certified Teaching Staff (Non Classroom)  Administrator 2) What grade level / area do you primarily work with?  All Levels  Bright Beginnings  Middle School  Intermediate  Elementary  High School  Alternative 3) How many years have you worked for USD443?  Less than 2 years  2-5 years  

6-10 years More than 10 years

4) How often do you use a computer for district work? ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ Not Available 5) How often do you use district email? ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never 6) How often do you use Outlook calendar? ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never 7) How often do you access Internet resources for district work? ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never 8) How often do you check your District Email from home? ■ Daily ■Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ Not Available 9) How often do students use computers as part of your in class work? ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ Not Available ■ I Don't Have Students 10) How often do students use computers as part of your out of class work? ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ Not Available ■ I Don't Have Students 11) Which of the following hardware resources would you use in your classroom and how often? a.) Computer ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA b.) Digital Projector ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA c.) Handheld Computer (Palm) ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA d.) Digital Camera ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA e.) Digital Video Camera ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA f.) Interactive Whiteboard (SMART Board) ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA g.) Graphing Calculator ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA h.) Clickers (Student Response System) ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA i.) Portable Mobile Lab ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA

j.) Scanner k.) Elmo Projector l.) Mimio p. Portable Microphone Recorder MP3 q. Headsets with Microphone

■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA

12) Which of the following software resources would you use in your classroom and how often? a.) Tutorial Website Automic Learning ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA b.) Moodle with Students ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA c.) Moodle for Staff Resources ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA d.) Think.com ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA e.) ClipArt.com ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA f.) Student Achievement Data FileMaker ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA g.) Inspiration or Kidspiration ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA h.) Wiki Web 2.0 Software ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA i.) Microsoft Word ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA j.) Microsoft Publisher ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA k.) Microsoft PowerPoint ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA l.) Microsoft Excel ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA m.) Discovery Education ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA n.) Electronic Grade Book (Skyward) ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA o.) Family Access Homework Hotline ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA p.) Skype ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA n) Social Networking Software ■ Daily ■ Weekly ■ Monthly ■ Never ■ NA 13) Please list technology related resources that you DO NOT HAVE NOW but would like to use in your job. 14) How would you prefer technology training to take place (your first preference only)? Someone knowledgeable at my site Online class Formal class at a central location Training manual/tutorial Formal class at my site

15) Have you received any benefit from the technology resources available to you in the district? Yes No 16) When thinking about technology in the Dodge City Public Schools, what are we doing well that you would like to see continue? 17) When thinking about technology in the Dodge City Public Schools, what suggestions for improvement do you have? 18) As you look into the future how do you see technology impacting the learning process and the operations of schools, departments and the District as a whole? 19) Additional comments?

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STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SURVEY 1) Grade Level: 2) School: 3) What type of technology do you use at home (check all that apply)? Internet Access: o Dial Up Modem o High Speed (Cable-DSL–Other) o Do not have Internet Access o VCR/DVD player o Handheld computer (Palm, Blackberry, etc.) o MP3 or other digital music player (iPod etc.) Computer o Cell phone o Video camera o Scanner o Digital camera o Gaming Device (Play Station etc.) o I don’t use any of this at home. o Other: 4) What do you use technology for at home (check all that apply)? o Completing homework assignments o Email o Instant messaging o Programming o Shopping o Blogging o Online computer games o Photo Editing o Movie Making o Web page design o I don’t have it at home o Watch Movies (Streaming Videos) o Social Networking (My Space, Facebook, etc.) o Other: 5) What type of technology do you like to use at school (check all that apply)? o Scanner o VCR/DVD player o Handheld computer (Palm, Blackberry, etc.) o MP3 or other digital music player o Computer o Graphing Calculator o CPS Response Pads (Clickers) o Interactive Whiteboard (SMARTBoard) (Mimio) (Promethium) o Video camera o LCD Projector (To project a computer to a large screen) o Digital camera o None of the above o Other: K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

6) What do you like to use technology for at school (check all that apply)? o Completing homework assignments o Email (Gaggle) o Instant messaging o Programming o Digital Photography o Taking Tests o PowerPoint / Multimedia Presentations o Web page design o Movie Making (iMovie, Movie Maker Photo Story 3) o I do not use technology at school o Wiki Projects o Spreadsheets o Audio Books o Garage Band o Google Docs o Kansas Career Pipeline o Other: 7) How often do you use computers at home during a week? o We do not have a computer at home o Less than one hour o 1-3 hours o 4-5 hours o 6-9 hours o 10 or more hours 8) How often do you use computers at school during a week? o Never o Less than one hour o 1-3 hours o 4-5 hours o 6-9 hours o 10 or more hours

9) Have the technology resources at school helped you in your learning? Yes No 10) What are additional ways that technology could be used to help improve learning at your school? 11) Do you have suggestions for us as we plan for the future of technology in your school? What would you like to see? 12) What else would you like to tell us about the technology in your school?

End of Student Survey

PARENT TECHNOLOGY SURVEY 1) What grade level(s) are your children in? o High School (Gr. 9-12) o Middle School (Gr. 7-8) o Intermediate (Gr. 5-6) o Elementary (Gr. K-4) o Alternative o Bright Beginnings 2) What type of technology do you use at home (check all that apply)? Internet Access: o Dial Up Modem o High Speed (Cable-DSL–Other) o Do not have Internet Access o VCR/DVD player o Handheld computer (Palm, Blackberry, etc.) o MP3 or other digital music player (iPod etc.) Computer o Cell phone o Video camera o Scanner o Digital camera o Gaming Device (Play Station etc.) o I don’t use any of this at home. o Other: 3) How often do you use computers at home during a week? o We do not have a computer at home o Less than one hour o 1-3 hours o 4-5 hours o 6-9 hours o 10 or more hours 4) What do your children use technology for at home (check all that apply)? o Completing homework assignments o Email o Instant messaging o Programming o Shopping o Blogging o Online computer games o Photo Editing o Movie Making o Web page design o I don’t have it at home o Other:

5) How often do you use email to contact teachers or administrators? o Never o Several times a week o A few times a month o A few times a year 6) How often do you access the district information website (http://www.usd443.org)? o Never o Several times a week o A few times a month o A few times a year 7) How often do you access information from Skyward? o Never o Several times a week o A few times a month o A few times a year 8) When thinking about technology in the Dodge City Public Schools, what are we doing well that you would like to see continue? 9) When thinking about technology in the Dodge City Public Schools, what suggestions for improvement do you have? 10) As you take a look into the future, how do you see technology enhancing the educational programs within the schools and the district?

End of Parent Survey

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