• April 2011

April 4th -
  • Met with Darci - 35 minutes
    • Ipad usage in classroom observations and next years professional development usage discussed at length
    • Survey Monkey will be used for surveys completed by staff and students for better analyzation of information
    • Observation crew: Darci Love, Roger Ahlers, Lindsey Brewer, Demi Moon, Lisa Kissner
    • Complete surveys by Wednesday and submit for approval to Darci
  • Completion of Observation protocol and teacher walkthrough listings (2 1/2 hours)

April 6th -
  • Emailed copy of Staff survey to Darci and Lindsey for final approval (1 hour to complete and proof)
  • Final Student Survey will be worked on and ready to go before April 21st
    • Using Survey Monkey again to administer it
  • Observation Protocol needs to be retyped into Survey Monkey as well

April 13th-14th - (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Selection of final questions to be placed in observation protocol
  • Working to keep them tied with the NETS
    • Additonal time spent searching for NETS-S and their application in classroom
RESOURCE: http://icot.iste.org/icot/

April 18th - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Reworked final questions after sharing with 6th grade staff
    • Questions typed into Survey Monkey
    • Added NETS-S to the questions that would relate to hopefully give a better idea of how the Standards are or are not being met
    • Emailed Darci to have her look over survey and finalize the Staff survey
    • Via Email discussed the administering of the student and staff emails - Darci will take care of this after we finalize questions

April 21st - 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Technology Tool Observation typed and ready for final review
  • Student Tech Survey in revision stages
  • Staff survey - changed a few of the questions around, and ready for final review

April 24th - 3 1/2 hours
  • Student Tech Survey finalized and links sent out
  • Email sent for all final copies - Darci will be taking care of sending out links to staff and students
  • Email sent to Roger (Tech Coordinator) and Lindsey, Demi and Darci for final reviews

April 25th - Email Response from Lindsey

  • Sorry it took me so long to reply but your staff survey also looks good. I think that you are going to have a lot of data to work with.

April 26th - Email Response from Roger
  • Lisa, sorry I'm late in getting back to you. This looks good to me....thanks for your working in putting it together.

April 30th - (45 Minutes)

  • Looked over survey and opened it for data collection
  • Email sent to Darci
    • Darci – below you will find the Student Technology Survey we worked together on setting up to analyze the students perception of technology usage in the classroom. When you conclude the testing this week, could you drop me a line and let me know so I can take a look at the data collected?
      Did you have an idea of how to administer the staff survey? I know we didn
      t want to overwhelm them during testing, so I would just like to make sure we can administer it before the end of the school year.
      If you are free this week sometime I can meet with you and set up the observations as well or further discuss how we would like to handle those.
      Thanks for all your help on this. I
      m hoping to gain some great data for our district.

      Student Link to Technology Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MMJKXVS

  • Final Reflections
    • I have felt very supported by my mentors during this process. There was so much discussion held here and there that was hard to document, however, the learning I took from developing my surveys and researching was overwhelming. I definately have a new apprectiation for what Darci does for our district.
    • I have discovered that time is a huge factor in anything that is accomplished in our district. Teachers are stressed over standards to meet, but in my researching of the NETS, I believe that the more they work to meet these standards, the more educational value that will come to their projects in the end.
    • The future of my Practicum is only beginning. The majority of my data collection will come in May after we administer the surveys. After determining the needs of the staff, the summer will be spent organizing 5 professional development nights based on the data. I feel strongly that I will be supported in this adventure of my career because the need for these sessions will be prevaliant in the data. I look forward to working with Lindsey and Darci on setting these up and the additional wealth of knowledge and professionalism I know I will gain from working with the two of them.