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The Technology Facade Checklist
Instructions. Complete each the following questions by entering the most appropriate response and transferring the points to Your Score. I. Use of Technology School districts plan to spend more on technology in the upcoming years; the largest planned increase since technology was formally recognized in our schools over four decades ago. Are the key players in your school coming on board? Answer items 1-6 to assess the extent of technology use in your school. Total available points for this section of the Checklist is 55. 1. Are the technologies in your school used by classroom teachers or is the computer teacher the only educator who dispenses technology-related instruction? Select One. Computer Teacher Only A Few Teachers Use Technology But Not Regularly A Few Teachers Use Technology Routinely Technology is Routinely used by Many Classroom Teachers
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2. Are the computer facilities in your school… Select One. Locked during unsupervised periods such as recess, study halls, lunch, and before and after school Available before and/or after school Available when there are no classes scheduled Open during recess, study halls, lunch, and before and after school
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3. School computers are located in our: Select ALL that Apply. Library Classrooms Computer Lab
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Your Score (20 possible) 5. Is the COMPUTER TEACHER expected to have lesson plans with specific student learning objectives related to technology competencies? Select One. Computer instruction is not based on lesson plans Lesson plans are not used. There are general goals for instruction, but no specific learning objectives Lesson plans contain generic technological competencies and general learning objectives Detailed Lesson plans are used which reflect specific technological competencies expected of each student
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Your Score (7 possible) 6. Does the software found on your computers reflect current classroom curriculum? Select One. Computer software is available, but its selection was not based on teacher input and seldom reflects actual classroom content Computer software was recently purchased but is not readily available for teachers and students to use Computer software selection was based on teacher input Computer software versions are current, its selection based on teacher input, and routinely used by teachers and students
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II. The Necessary Infrastructure Educators know all too well that there are only so many resources to go around. Technology is not the only program deserving a fair share of resources. To avoid the pitfalls of the Technology Facade, schools must commit to building the necessary infrastructure of people, funds, and resources to ensure that instructional technology remains a viable focus in support of the teaching and learning process. Answer items 7-15 to assess the steadfastness of the technology infrastructure in your school. Total available points for this section of the Checklist is 104. 7. What is the extent of technology training received by teachers? Select ALL that Apply. · Initial training over 6 months old · Initial training only within the last 6 months In-service training on technology at least twice a year At least 2 teachers per school are encouraged to enroll in formal instructional technology programs Training Classes available upon demand, scheduled with the technology coordinator
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8. Do TEACHERS participate on the Technology Committee and its subordinate teams? Identify ALL that apply. Teachers do not participate as full voting members Teachers participate as members of the Hardware/Software Acquisition team Teachers participate as members of the Technology Budget Preparation team Teachers participate as members of the Instructional Technology Curriculum team Teachers participate as members of the Strategic Technology Planning team
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9. Do PARENTS, COMMUNITY LEADERS, ALUMNI, AND STUDENTS participate on the Technology Committee and its subordinate teams? Identify ALL that apply. They do not participate as voting members They participate as members of the Hardware/Software Acquisition team They participate as members of the Technology Budget Preparation team They participate as members of the Instructional Technology Curriculum team They participate as members of the Strategic Technology Planning team
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10. Does your school provide direct access to the following technology professionals? Identify ALL that apply.
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Computer teacher (Part-time/Full-time) Technology coordinator (Full-time Only) Computer technician (Part-time/Full-time) · Network Administrator (Full-time Only)
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11. How is technology funded in your school? Select One. Technology is funded with Year-End fallout money Technology is included in the Operating Budget under a Miscellaneous Account Technology is included in the General Operating Budget Technology is its own specific, recurring line item in the Annual Budget
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12. Has your school implemented a recognition program for teachers who develop technology-based instructional materials? Select One. There is no remuneration or recognition program to recognize excellence in Instructional Technology Excellence in Instructional Technology is recognized in school newsletters, bulletins, and school board reports A formal awards program recognizes teachers who develop excellent Instructional Technology programs Teachers receive compensatory time, monetary compensation, or other specific remuneration for developing technology-based programs
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13. Is there a Technology Plan for the school? Select One. No Technology Plan exists The school is working under a general district-wide plan but a local building plan does not exist The school is working on An informal strategy for technology, but a formal plan has not been prepared Yes, but it is in serious need of revision or has not been revised in the previous two years Yes, and it is revised on a regularly scheduled basis at least annually
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14. Does your school's Technology Plan contain the following? Identify ALL that apply. No Technology Plan exists in our school Vision/Mission Statement Demographic Review of Teachers, Students, and Community Technology-related Purchasing procedures Periodic and On-Call Maintenance for Instructional Technologies used for Classroom Teaching Security Plan regarding Physical Threats, Human Threats, and Internet Threats to Technology Formation and operation of a viable Technology Committee with diverse Membership. Impact of technology integration on the Curriculum The uses of technology for Lifelong Learning, Special Needs Learners, and Exceptional Learners A comprehensive Facility Plan for installation and periodic upgrades A formal plan for continuous Evaluation, both formal and informal
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15. Rate the computers in your school computer lab and classrooms. Identify ALL that apply. Most of the machines are less than Three Years Old Most of the machines are CDROM-capable Most of the machines are Connected to Printers Most of the machines are Connected to the Internet
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III. A Viable Instructional Strategy
An understanding of instructional technology and its uses in the classroom are keys to the final step in breaking down the Technology Facade. Answer items 16 – 20 to assess how seriously your school is taking the integration of technology as a teaching and learning strategy. Total available points for this section of the Checklist is 41. 16. Has your school developed a "scope and sequence" specifically addressing student technology competencies? Select One. No scope and sequence is available A scope and sequence addressing technology is available only for graduating students (e.g., 8th graders and high school seniors) A scope and sequence addressing technology is available for selected grades (1 , 4 , 8 , 10 , 12 ) A comprehensive scope and sequence addressing technology is available for all students, by grade and subject content area
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17. When using technology-based lessons in the classroom, which of the following resources do teachers personally develop and use for instruction? Identify ALL that Apply. Text-based materials such as handouts, study guides, and workbooks to guide the lesson Visual-based resources such as Power Point slides or overhead transparencies to support classroom presentation Web-based Course Home Pages for student discovery and cooperative learning
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18. Teacher's lesson plans should include specific learning objectives when using technology-based resources. Is there evidence of learning objectives that are consistent with accepted educational psychology? Select One. Learning objectives are not identifiable in classroom lesson plans Learning objectives are used but for technology-related lessons, it is difficult to identify the criteria for successful student learning Behavioral Objectives are used. They include components of Behavior (actions to be performed), Condition (instructional tools), and Criteria (assessment standards) Cognitive Objectives are used. They include components of Discovery Learning (student-centered growth), Constructivism (building of new meaning), and Reception Learning (structured learning) Humanistic Objectives are used. They include components of Individualization (student-tailored instruction), Affective Education (values training), and Intrinsic Learning (learning for its own sake) A combination of Behavioral, Cognitive, and Humanistic Learning Objectives are used for technology-related lessons. Criteria for successful student learning is readily identified
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Your Score (7 possible) 19. Describe what typically happens when classroom teachers wish to use technology resources to present a lesson. Select One. The computer labs or technology resources are often unavailable The technology teacher or coordinator must present the lesson Technology must be transported into the classroom for the session Computer labs or technology resources are available for scheduling without significant delays
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20. How do students** in the computer classroom/ laboratory describe their experience? Select One. Play time or game time Unstructured, not sure of expected learning outcomes Applicable to what they are covering in class Appropriate for current classes and important for required/anticipated future skills
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COMPREHENSIVE CHECKLIST ANALYSIS FORM
Transfer the points accumulated in each Section of the Checklist to this Form. Complete the shaded areas in the Table below to determine your Composite Score in the Technology Facade

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Circle Ranking 1 2 3

Use of technology in a school or school district The necessary infrastructure A Viable Instructional Strategy TOTALS

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COMPOSITE SCORE FORM
Total Possible Point: 200 175 - 200 points 125 - 175 100 - 125 75 - 100 < 75 Your Composite Score ____ Your Facade Rating ____ A Rating B Rating C Rating D Rating F Rating

Outstanding Technology Program Satisfactory Technology Program Modest Phase of the Technology Facade Moderate Phase of the Technology Facade Severe Phase of the Technology Facade

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